Do you see yourself as an artist?
Colin Egglesfield never thought an artistic career path was realistic. He always made room for creativity, but it was never his life's focus. But then a chance encounter with an acting class, before committing to medical school, made Colin realize that an artistic career was possible. The path wasn't easy. Breaking into Hollywood can be quite a challenge. On top of that, he was diagnosed with cancer, not once, but twice.
In "Agile Artist," Colin shares lessons he learned from his struggles to make a career in Hollywood, finding courage and support through personal health battles and tragedies. Along the way, he shares the riveting story of his ground-zero experience on 9/11 as well as his social impact projects in Chicago. This is the story of Colin's journey into creative discovery and his attempts to connect with a more authentic version of himself to become an Agile Artist.
Colin emphasizes his belief that we are all artists in some form or another, even if we haven't connected with that part of ourselves. In 'Agile Artist, ' he shares his rich life stores and provides plenty of inventive strategies to help you break through to your creative, true self. Beyond this powerful book Colin invites you to join his artist community, where together, we can all support, motivate and share who we are to create not only better lives but a better world.
Colin Egglesfield was born in Farmington Hills, MI and moved to Chicago at a young age. Before attending medical school, he went to a model and talent search on a whim and was soon working with some of the top designers and photographers in the world, letting fashion lay the groundwork for his acting career.
After moving to New York he starred in the long lived daytime drama, “All My Children” playing the son of Erika Kane which soon led to roles on, “Rizzoli and Isles,” and the romantic comedy, “Something Borrowed” with Kate Hudson.
In 2014, with his passion for wanting to make a positive social impact and a desire to get into the world of real estate, Colin started his own real estate investment company, Stage 2 Properties and began rehabbing houses in the south side of Chicago. He is currently working with community leaders and developers including a nonprofit called ‘Art on the Loose.’ One of their main goals is to help revitalize underserved communities including the creation of a youth community center that teaches inner city kids about careers in art and design.
These experiences and more have shaped Colin and taught him a lot about life, success, and making a difference which is the impetus for his book. In ‘Agile Artist,’ he shares his rich life stores and provides plenty of inventive strategies to help you, too, break through to your creative, true self.