We recommend studio sessions for aspiring actors and actresses. A clean modern backdrop will help focus the photo on the star of the show — you!
In a studio setting, your headshot photographer will also be able to creatively use lighting setups that can either a) add drama or b) emphasize certain facial features and expressions.
As far as color, your choice for backdrop should depend on two factors.
First, what’s your skin tone? You’ll want an acting headshot that helps you “pop” off the background.
Second, what types of roles are you targeting? If you’re looking to play the fun/zany friend, go with a creative, colored backdrop. If you’re looking for leading roles, I’d go with a more neutral choice.