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ACCLAIMED ACTRESS LYNN WHITFELD REFLECTS ON PLAYING THE
LEGENDARY JOSEPHINE BAKER, BECOMING A SEX SYMBOL AND MORE ON TV ONE’S
UNCENSORED THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AT 10/9C
New Episodes of UNCENSORED To Characteristic
Raven-Symoné, and Jeezy!
TV One’s authentic, autobiographical collection UNCENSOREDcontinues
with acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield on Sunday,
October tenth at 10 PM ET/9C. This season, a few of at present’s
most notable personalities inform their story in their very own phrases together with rapper Jeezy, singer
and actress Raven-Symoné and extra!
The hit autobiographical collection UNCENSORED explores
the lives of your favourite personalities as they supply first-hand accounts of
their success and the obstacles they confronted all through their careers. The
subsequent episode stars acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield. Lynn
Whitfield was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in an prosperous group,
surrounded by Black excellence. Her household launched her to arts at a younger
age. Her father was a dentist, however he additionally wrote music. She grew up watching
films along with her grandmother. She rapidly fell in love with performing whereas
watching Ruby Dee, Marilyn Monroe, and Bette Davis.
Changing into Josephine Baker
Lynn attended Howard
College and majored in Historical past throughout what she recollects as an artwork renaissance, a time Black artists had been creating no matter they wished to. After school, she moved from D.C. to New York Metropolis and labored in a small boutique whereas auditioning for roles. She landed one among her first roles on a world tour of Ntzoke Shange’s play For Coloured Women. Starring within the Josephine Baker story in 1991 modified the trajectory of her profession. She received an Emmy for Excellent Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Particular. Throughout this time she additionally gave beginning to her solely little one, Grace Gibson.
Over the course of her 40 12 months profession, Lynn has appeared in additional than 100 movies and tv reveals together with A Skinny Line Between Love and Hate, The Ladies of Brewster Place, Madea’s Household Reunion, and The Cheetah Women. She most not too long ago starred within the collection Greenleaf. She received three NAACP Picture Awards for Excellent Supporting Actress in her position as Woman Mae.
Lynn Whitfield’s episode of UNCENSORED was produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Robert A. Boyd lll, Paul Corridor and Phil Thornton (Govt Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Govt Producer), Tony L. Strickland (Producers), Nikki Byles (Supervising Producer), Gabby Jones (Expertise Producer) and Directed by Kristen Walter and Phil Thornton. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Govt in Cost of Manufacturing; and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Expertise & Casting.
Working With Martin Lawrence
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