An Actress Prepares: Tiffany Hobbs Talks about Mental Health & Wellness

In this episode of “An Actress Prepares”, Tiffany Denise Hobbs talks about her strategies for maintaining mental health and wellness. Tiffany’s series offers mentorship for early career theatre artists as well as valuable insight for anyone wanting to know more about what it means to be a working actor. Click HERE to view last week’s episode about being on-set.



by Tiffany Denise Hobbs

To be an actor means to have a pretty topsy-turvy life as you bounce from audition-to-audition, gig-to-gig and, sometimes, city-to-city. With such a lifestyle, many ups and downs are a given and staying healthy and well mentally can be a task. In this episode, I share some details with you on how I try to stay healthy and well mentally while in the biz. I hope this can serve as helpful for you!

P.S. I mention this resource in the video: The Therapy for Black Girls website is

Tiffany Hobbs was born and raised in Augusta, GA. Tiffany began dancing at the age of three. In the years following, she discovered a love for theater and music that augmented her passion to be a performing artist. She has trained for over two decades at prestigious liberal and performing arts institutions (UGA, SMU, Yale) and loves every minute of imitating life onstage, on set or in a rehearsal room. A former member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theater Center and featured actress at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, some of her favorite roles include Juanita in James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie, Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Tonya in August Wilson's King Hedley II.

Tiffany appeared as Shenzi in the National Tour of The Lion King for two years (2015-2017). On TV, she can be found co-starring in Donald Glover's FX hit, "Atlanta"; Netflix's "Ozark" and "The Haunting of Hill House"; the OWN Network's "Love Is ___"; CBS's "MacGyver," "Bull" and "Code Black"; and in SyFy's "Happy." In 2018, Tiffany joined the Broadway musical, Waitress, spear-headed by Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson and Diane Paulus. Tiffany just finished a run as Olivia in Twelfth Night at Yale Repertory Theatre and is about to open Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theatre.

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