C-47 Houston first met this rising
star at a fundraiser meeting for the TXMPA back in January of 2008.
What is refreshing about this native Houstonian is her wit,
intelligence and her stunning passion for a career in acting. Ms.
Almaguer’s resume is impressive. This talented actress has credits
as both supporting and principal leads in television, film and the theatre.
Jennifer works in both the local Houston venue and has credits in
major production film houses like 20th Century Fox. Currently, Ms.
Almaguer is in the pre-production phase of a new short film entitled
“Libra”. Shooting is scheduled to start this coming summer.
Shooting to take place right here in Houston. Ms. Jennifer Almaguer is
represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency. C-47 Houston was lucky
enough to chat with Jennifer and ask her some questions about acting
and her insight into her career, we are proud to introduce Ms.
C-47: Why did you get
Acting allows me to be outrageous. Growing up I was an extremely shy
girl and my parents thought acting would help me break out of my
shell. I fell in love with it!
C-47: Like many actors
in Houston, do you have a primary job that pays the bills?
Ms. Almaguer: I
have been pretty lucky to not have to get a “regular” job. My time
is fully about “acting” and more recently, “music”. However, I
can’t say it’s easy to make a living here in this city as an
actor. Commercial work is what sustains me right now along with the
help of my husband. There is not much work here in town, but there is
work. My motto is to do your best where you are NOW and stop saying to
yourself “well if I was only in L.A. I would have a shot”. It’s
about the passion of acting.
C-47: Do you think
Houston is ready for an entertainment industry?
Yes!, it’s only a matter of time when “Hollywood” discovers that
they’ve hit “gold” here in Texas. I believe every actor that
wants a “shot” at acting should start working hard right where
they are. I think the craze of having to move to L.A. will stop
because Houston, Texas will be the oasis every actor has been longing
for all these years. Texas is a beautiful state. We need our investors
to start funding this effort to bring the industry here
C-47: Any advise for
those starting their careers in acting?
Ms. Almaguer: I
think the best foundation a person can build is one that starts in
theatre. It teaches you discipline, helps you find yourself and who
you are as an actor. It’s LIVE! You can’t beat that experience. It
builds patience because of the time commitment involved. If you can
handle theatre you have an advantage over actors who only do film.
Remember, most legendary actors have theatre backgrounds.
training in acting is extensive. She enjoys surfing and dirt bikes.
She is fluent in Spanish and plays the Guitar. A talented actress, Ms.
Almaguer is a gift to Houston. For more information about Jennifer
contact the Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency.