Every year at the SAG Awards, several actors open the festivities with a small speech about why he or she picked up the craft. Ahead of this year’s ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, read some of our favorites from the past 23 years.
“Sports were my first love. I went to college on a basketball scholarship, but I was never truly fulfilled. Then in my senior year in college I had the opportunity to do a play called Spunk, and for the first time in my life I felt like I was at home. My name is Mahershala Ali and I’m an actor.”