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For the similar career in The Sims and The Sims 3, see Fame and Film.
For the similar pet career, see Show biz.

The Show Business Career Track is found in the University expansion pack for The Sims 2. Since this track is only open to college graduates, it does not have teen/elder jobs. The Career reward is Dr Vu's Automated Cosmetic Surgeon. If Apartment Life is installed, Socialites are likely to work in this career. Show Business has the highest weekly pay of all careers in The Sims 2.

Show Business career Show Business Career Levels
1) Screen Test Stand-In
Although a crash-test dummy could do your job, you've at least got a foot into the glamorous door of Show Business. Do your best to stand still as irritable technicians wave light meters in your face and try to offset the terrible wages by eating all you can from the set buffet. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 0
10:00 - 17:00
Skill Body 0
Skill Logic 0
§420/day Skill Creativity 0
No bonus Friend 0
2) Body Double
Nothing builds confidence like being told your butt is good enough to stand in for a major star's during those tiring shower shots. Keep building those skills, and someday you might get your face on the screen instead. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 1
13:00 - 20:00
Skill Body 1
Skill Logic 0
§577/day Skill Creativity 0
Bonus: §1,154 Friend 0
3) Bit Player
Your hard work has paid off, and now they're actually letting you say a few lines. Just remember: don't look at the camera, don't wave to your Mom, and keep the spinach out of your front teeth. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 2
09:00 - 16:00
Skill Body 2
Skill Logic 0
§714/day Skill Creativity 0
Bonus: §1,428 Friend 0
4) Commercial Actor/Actress
Hawking dish soap, cell phones and fast food might not be Hamlet, but it sure is starting to bring home the bacon. Best of all, your face is starting to become familiar to a wide audience. Try if you can, though, to pick the right products to represent: no one wants to be remembered as the Toilet Paper Guy/Gal. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 3
08:00 - 17:00
Skill Body 3
Skill Logic 0
§861/day Skill Creativity 0
Bonus: §1,722 Friend 1
5) Cartoon Voice
Finally, a chance to play a real character. Except that your character isn't real, and your audience is more likely to be lying on the living room carpet than sitting in the plush seats. No matter how stupid you're being paid to sound, at least you're saving a fortune on wardrobe! S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 4
13:00 - 20:00
Skill Body 3
Skill Logic 1
§1,008/day Skill Creativity 2
Bonus: §2,016 Friend 3
6) Supporting Player
You're finally starting to break into the big time, and your name now appears somewhere at the beginning of the picture instead of at the end near "Animal Wrangler" and "Key Grip". Keep a cool head, don't upstage your star and you'll be on your way to stardom in a flash. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 5
18:00 - 01:00
Skill Body 5
Skill Logic 2
§1,155/day Skill Creativity 3
Bonus: §2,310 Friend 5
7) Broadway Star
Nothing gives a rising star's career a boost like headlining on Broadway! Just make sure you really strut your stuff in those musical numbers. You never know how many shows you've got left before today's boffo box office blowout hit turns into yesterday's news. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 6
18:00 - 01:00
Skill Body 7
Skill Logic 3
§1,312/day Skill Creativity 4
Bonus: §2,624 Friend 7
8) Leading Man/Lady
You're making three films a year, you're deluged with scripts and you just got voted "Sexiest Man/Woman Alive" by three different tabloids. Try to keep your eye on your job amidst all this acclaim, since one bad picture is all it takes to bump you onto late night infomercials... S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 7
13:00 - 19:00
Skill Body 10
Skill Logic 4
§2,205/day Skill Creativity 5
Bonus: §4,410 Friend 9
9) Blockbuster Director
Now you've got your chance behind the camera, and it's all in your hands. Try to keep in mind what it was like when you were in front of that camera as you coax the best out of your actors, and try not to think about how many millions you'll cost your bosses if you screw it up. No pressure. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 9
10:00 - 17:00
Skill Body 10
Skill Logic 5
§3,051/day Skill Creativity 7
Bonus: §6,102 Friend 11
10) Icon
There's not a Sim in the world who's ever been to a movie or watched a TV that doesn't know who you are. All that's left is to frolic in your piles of cash and do the projects that you've always wanted to do while you wait for those Lifetime Achievement Awards to roll in. S M T W T F S Skill Charisma 10
16:00 - 21:00
Skill Body 10
Skill Logic 6
§5,022/day Skill Creativity 9
Bonus: §10,044 Friend 14


  • When using SimPE to change a Sim's career, the Show Business career will be labeled as Show Biz. To avoid confusion, the Show Biz career from Pets is labeled in SimPE as Pet - Show Biz.

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