Dina Meyer is an actress that has been performing since the 1990s and many people might know her from Starship Troopers or from her reoccurring roll on Scoundrels. What people might not know about Meyer is that she has a college degree from Long Island University.
She received her degree in business because it was an important wish of her parents. They did not think that acting was a valid profession and demanded that their daughter got to college and get a “real job” that could support her.
Most parents agree with this logic especially when it comes to their children entering into risky professions such as acting or sports. Actors, entertainers and athletes can all take classes or enter programs at colleges or universities since these fields are increasingly becoming more accepted as valid professions. As a matter of fact many moms and dads expect some of their children to become high paid athletes or popular celebrities.
This means that many actors will be able to find work in theater, television and films once they finish with instruction at a college or university. Meyer became an actress after she completed her degree. She never gave up on her dream and has been acting ever since. Having the degree does help Meyer to understand the business end of her career and how to maximize her potential as a performer.