Teyonah Parris Biography
Teyonah Parris is an American actress who started her career playing a recurring role as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, Mad Men (2012–15). In 2015, she starred in the satirical drama film Chi-Raq directed by Spike Lee.
Parris attended South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities where she finished 11th and 12th grade, before attending and graduating from the Juilliard School.
Teyonah Parris Career
Parris made her television debut in 2010, with a guest-starring role on The Good Wife. In 2012, Parris was cast in a recurring role as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, Mad Men. She played the first major African American character on Mad Men.
In 2014, she had her breakthrough role in the independent film Dear White People. Later that year, she started starring in the Starz comedy series, Survivor’s Remorse. In 2015, she starred in the satirical drama film Chi-Raq directed by Spike Lee. She received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination for this film. Parris played the leading role in Where Children Play and starred alongside David Oyelowo in Five Nights in Maine. Later that year, she played R&B/Jazz singer Miki Howard in the biopic The Miki Howard Story.
In 2016, she played a lead role in the period drama film Buffalo Soldier Girl about a woman who, disguised as a man, enlisted and fought with the African American Post Civil War era as a Buffalo Soldier. In 2017, Parris had a recurring role on the Fox prime-time soap opera Empire playing Detective Pamela Rose.
In early 2018, she was cast in a leading role on the CBS drama pilot Murder. In the same year, Parris co-starred in If Beale Street Could Talk, a drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins. In 2020, she will be playing the adult version of Monica Rambeau from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel in the Disney+ upcoming series WandaVision.
Teyonah Parris Charm City Kings
Parris will be starring in Charm City Kings, a film adaptation of the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys by Lotfy Nathan. She will be starring alongside Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, and Kezii Curtis.
Teyonah Parris Age
She was born on September 22, 1987, in Hopkins, South Carolina, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of September every year. Parris is 34 years old.
Teyonah Parris Height
Parris stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall and weighs about 54 kg.
Teyonah Parris Husband
Parris is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Teyonah Parris Net Worth
Parris has an estimated net worth of $2 million which she has earned through her career as an actress.
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34 years old as of 2021
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Teyonah Parris Movies and Tv Shows
Teyonah Parris Movies
- 2010: How Do You Know – playing a role as Riva
- 2013: A Picture of You – playing a role as Mika
- 2014: They Came Together – playing a role as Wanda
- 2014: Dear White People – playing a role as Collandrea “Coco” Conners
- 2015: Five Nights in Maine – playing a role as Penelope
- 2015: Where Children Play – playing a role as Bellissima Mccain
- 2015: Chi-Raq – playing a role as Lysistrata
- 2016: 90 Days – playing a role as Jessica
- 2018: If Beale Street Could Talk – playing a role as Ernestine Rivers
- 2019: Point Blank – playing a role as Taryn
- 2020: Charm City Kings – playing a role as Terri
- 2020: The Photograph – playing a role as Asia
- 2021: Candyman – playing a role as Brianna Cartwright
Teyonah Parris Tv Shows
- 2020: WandaVision – playing a role as Monica Rambeau
- 2018: Murder – playing a role as Det. Ayana Lake
- 2017: Empire – playing a role as Detective Pamela Rose
- 2016: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story – playing a role as Miki Howard
- 2014–2017: Survivor’s Remorse – playing a role as Missy Vaughn
- 2013: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – playing a role as Karen Branston
- 2012–2015: Mad Men – playing a role as Dawn Chambers
- 2010: The Good Wife – playing a role as Melinda Gossett
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