The thing is, talent is a good foundation but if you don't get training and experience then people who do work at that will pass you by regardless of how "talented" you are. Talent needs to grow and be nurtured. It would be wonderful if someone could just tell you - yes, you're talented and...
Best answer: The thing is, talent is a good foundation but if you don't get training and experience then people who do work at that will pass you by regardless of how "talented" you are. Talent needs to grow and be nurtured. It would be wonderful if someone could just tell you - yes, you're talented and should try acting and if you work hard enough, someone will notice you and you will have a career. But that's not real life. Many extremely talented actors never "make it" in the business.
So what do you do? Give acting a try. Audition for school shows, do community theater, join drama club and complete in forensic speech/drama contests. You can even join other performance groups like choir, band or a dance troupe. If you don't have money for classes right now - save up money to give it a try.
Don't wait to graduate and move to give it a try. You're not going to be able to get "real experience" in a bigger city if you don't have a background now. While bigger cities have more opportunities they also have a lot more people and stronger competition.
And you need to start now so you can figure out if you really like the work of acting. What is expected of a young child actor is very different than what is expected of you when you're older. Getting involved in theater and drama now will help you figure out if you have the talent - and the desire/motivation - for acting. Acting may be a great hobby and creative outlet for you.
More professional acting is a business. It's not that there are a bunch of open auditions you can just go to until someone "discovers" you. For most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through a talent agent. It involves contracts, unions, legal requirements, marketing and networking. It's like running a company and you are the product that has to be marketed and sold. There are tons of talented actors sitting at home waiting for their talent to be noticed - that doesn't happen often. Usually you have to go out and create your opportunities
So if after doing some theater and acting now you can figure out if you're really passionate about acting and might want to attempt it as a professional career. Then you can look into strong acting programs for after high school and learn more about what is really involved in an acting career. (Some articles you might be interested in are on http://www.backstage.com/topics/kids/ )