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Daily Inspiration: Meet Leonard Drake

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leonard Drake .

Hi Leonard, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started acting about 8 years ago with a small part in a stage play. I would be hanging out with some older friends, and these guys were from the streets like me. These guys would leave the block and go straight to rehearsals. I first started by just helping with the set and things like that. That quickly turned into me having that small part in a big stage play. I’ve been acting ever since.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Being where I’m from, we often hear that we can’t do things like act. So when I got the opportunity, it was hard for me because I was doing something that I was brainwashed into thinking I couldn’t do. It wasn’t something you see around the neighborhood every day. Nevertheless, I told myself if I were going to do this acting thing, I would never let fear stop me.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
I will continue to work hard until I reach the big screen. My goal is to reach as many of the youth from the places. I’m from and show them that anything is possible. If I can do it, you can.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
If you have a dream, Pursue it, and don’t let fear stop you from doing anything.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: Tavonsmithh / Drakes360
  • Facebook: Tavonsmithh

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