As an actor, your performances would bring characters to life in theatre, film, television and radio. You would use speech, movement and expression to act out a script or improvise a role in a believable and natural way.
An actor needs to have a good memory for learning parts quickly. You will also need to be versatile, adaptable and be willing to accept and learn from direction and criticism.
Most actors spend time training either at full-time drama school or through part-time classes. Usually you'll need to spend time getting experience of performing before you find paid work.