Contacting famous people can be difficult. There can be many hoops you'll need to jump through in order to get a message to your favorite star. However, you can use the Internet to contact celebrities and find their addresses. Follow the steps to find out how.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Internet access
Find a way to locate and contact your favorite celebrity. Check to see if the celebrity has a fan website. Most celebrities have their own that includes information about contacting them. Most will list an address to send fan email. You can find fan websites by simply typing in the name of the celebrity into a search engine or by visiting websites like Celebrity-Websites.com (see Resources below).
Use secondary sources to locate celebrity addresses. You may want to check your local library for a "Star Directory." This book will contain many celebrity addresses so you can find out where to send your letters. Also check the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website for current movies and projects the celebrity is working on. Look for links on this site and info about contacting a famous celebrity.
Prepare and write your letter or email. Sometimes writing is more effective than email but it doesn't hurt to try both. Make your letter or email short because celebrities don't have time to read a long-winded message.
Prepare for a return letter or email. Include your email address in the email you're sending or include a self-addressed stamped envelope in the letter you are sending. Consider sending a picture or something small for the celebrity to autograph.
Mail your letter or email and wait for a response. It may take weeks or even months for a celebrity to get back to you. Be patient and refrain from sending a second letter or email until after you have gotten a response.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure you have the celebrity's current address. Some celebrities move frequently and may be hard to get a hold of.
- Celebrities get hundreds of letters a day. It may take a while for them to respond to your letter.
- Don't be a pest to the celebrity. Sending multiple letters without a response will pester the celebrity and reduce the likelihood of them responding.
- Avoid declaring your undying love for your favorite celebrity in a letter, email or in person. Stalking is a serious crime that is punishable by imprisonment.