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Sarah Fasha is an actress, model, and DJ of Egyptian heritage living in Los Angeles. Recently she sat down with us to chat about her personal and professional journey up to this stage of her career.
TGC: Culturally, personally, and career-wise, what does your world look like right now?
SF: After spending time in the military and working for the government after as a full time 9-5 employee, I decided to let go of the security for the chance at being happy - even if that meant a little less money. Thus far I have not regretted it. Some people are meant to work long hour days, and nothing is wrong with that. But some of us, like myself, are just not. Having the courage to walk away from something so comfortable is a blessing in itself. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made by far. Because I made this switch I am giving myself the opportunity to do what makes me happy and live a more fulfilling life.
Culturally, I try to stay in touch with my Egyptian and Muslim roots which can often be difficult because I do not have anyone to identify with. But all my friends respect who I am regardless and that is enough for me. At this time I have already obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Business and am currently completing the conservatory at The Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood. I am aggressively marketing myself as an actor and smelling the roses along the way!
TGC: With all that you’ve done (DJing, modeling, acting, etc.), what’s been the overall driving passion? How do they tie together? What’s causing your current shift?
SF: I began with entertainment initially with modeling while I was still getting out of the military. I needed a break from the everyday “boring” life and I looked to modeling for excitement and a way to make new friends, etc. For many years that was my passion. I then obtained a modeling agent who recommended I check out a local community theatre. Reluctantly I went, and from that point I was hooked on acting.
Before I moved back to LA from Baltimore I was trying to think of ways to supplement my income without having to be the typical actor/waiter. I had a few friends who were DJ’s and since I had a love for music I found it as a great opportunity to make some money and again do something that I turned out to love. My ultimate goal is to be successful as an actor, so modeling is something on the side that at this point. I will do if needed but it is no longer my passion. Although at this time I only DJ occasionally, I plan on DJing more regularly after I graduate from my conservatory. It is nice because all three can be combined with one another in terms of networking and promoting my work.
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