Teyonah Parris

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  • Birth Place: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Was a member of her school's cheerleading and dance teams during high school.
  • Modeled and participated in pageants before deciding to pursue a career in acting.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2010 in a stage production of John Guare's A Free Man of Color starring Mos Def and Jeffrey Wright.
  • Participated in a photo shoot for the Designers Against AIDS project in honor of World AIDS Day.
  • Appeared in a national television commercial for McDonald's in 2012.
  • Nominated for the NAACP Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and won the Best Actress Award from the African-American Film Critics Association for her starring role as Lysistrata in Spike Lee's Chi-Raq in 2015.
  • In 2016, participated in the American Black Film Festival's panel called Black Women in Hollywood: The Future Looks Bright.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

College

  • The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Drama, 2009)

Details

  • Birth Place: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Actor