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T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh


Performer, writer, producer and director T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (Ta-Kee-ah Kristle Kee-Mah) is back on the Hollywood scene. Ten years after 'Tonya Baxter' mysteriously moved to London to study law, the actress who embodied the quirky character, loved by Disney fans worldwide, is acting steadily once again. A performer since childhood, Keymáh ... See full bio »
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Known For

In Living Color
In Living Color Various / Hilda Hedley / AT&T Announcer / Fatback Witherspoon's Daughter / Flatuscents Woman / Frances / Joie Lee / Karen / Miss California - Alfreda Hill / Mrs. Buttman / Pam Grier / Sally / Shahrazad Ali / Shawanda Harvey / Student / Tammy
(1990-2001)
Cosby
Cosby Erica Lucas
(1996-2000)
Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown Raynelle - Ordell's Junkie Friend
(1997)
That's So Raven
That's So Raven Tanya Baxter / Bessie Coleman
(2003-2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Almost Nowhere (TV Series) (post-production)
Evelyn Smith
 2017 Live to Tell (announced)
Governor Naomi Carver
 2017 Revival! (post-production)
Rebah
 2016 Dumped (TV Series) (post-production)
June
 2016 Instance (Short) (completed)
Ms. Kaplan
  Laveau (pre-production)
Catherine Henry
 2017 There's... Johnny! (TV Series)
Roz
- The Drop (2017) ... Roz
- The Anniversary Show (2017) ... Roz
- Dog Day Afternoon (2017) ... Roz
- Owed to Joy (2017) ... Roz
- Andy Goes to Hollywood (2017) ... Roz
 2016 What Happened Last Night
Beverly
 2016 Attached at the Soul (Short)
Theresa
 2016 Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (TV Movie)
Tech Terry
 2015 Chi-Raq
Lorde (uncredited)
 2015 Bail (Short)
Gladys
 2015 Unsolved (Short)
Margaret Hanes
 2013 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
Dr. Riley
- Buyer Beware (2013) ... Dr. Riley
- The Other Doctor (2013) ... Dr. Riley
 2012 Daughter of Fortune (Short)
Vogel Peterson
 2012 Lost Angels (Short)
Hadassah
 2012 The Black Soap (TV Series)
 2005-2006 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series)
Mrs. Carter / Marsha Brubert / Trixie's Mom
- Hairy Christmas (2006) ... Mrs. Carter (voice)
- Half Baked (2006) ... Marsha Brubert (voice)
- Professor Rotwood's Thesis (2005) ... Trixie's Mom (voice)
 2003-2006 That's So Raven (TV Series)
Tanya Baxter / Bessie Coleman
- The Four Aces (2006) ... Tanya Baxter (credit only)
- Vision Impossible (2006) ... Tanya Baxter (credit only)
- Cake Fear (2005) ... Tanya Baxter (credit only)
- Save the Last Dance (2005) ... Tanya Baxter (credit only)
- Goin' Hollywood (2005) ... Tanya Baxter (credit only)
 2005 Teen Titans (Video Game)
Bumblebee (voice, as T'Keyah Keymah)
 2004-2005 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Bumblebee / Old Lady / Young Boy / ...
- For Real (2005) ... Bumblebee / Old Lady / Young Boy / ... (voice)
- Titans East: Part 2 (2005) ... Bumblebee (voice)
- Titans East: Part 1 (2005) ... Bumblebee (voice)
- Wavelength (2004) ... Bumblebee (voice)
 2004 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Realtor
- Moving on Out (2004) ... Realtor
 2002-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Nails / Allie Langford / Teen Girl #1
- Hard as Nails (2003) ... Nails / Allie Langford (voice)
- Power Play (2002) ... Teen Girl #1 (voice, as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
 2000-2001 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Dispatch Operator / Makeba / Old Woman
- Countdown (2001) ... Dispatch Operator (voice, as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Untouchable (2000) ... Makeba (voice, as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Babel (2000) ... Old Woman (voice, as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
 2001 The Gilded Six Bits (Short)
Missy Mae
 1990-2001 In Living Color (TV Series)
Various / Hilda Hedley / Tammy / ...
- Best of Show (2001) ... Various (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Candy Cane's Last Show (1994) ... Various (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Episode dated 28 April 1994 (1994) ... Various (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Sweet Tooth Jones (1994) ... Various (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Infomercial Awards (1994) ... Various (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
 2000 Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (Video)
Aoogah (voice)
 1996-2000 Cosby (TV Series)
Erica Lucas
- The Song Remains the Same (2000) ... Erica Lucas
- A Long Night's Journey (2000) ... Erica Lucas
- Thursday's Child (2000) ... Erica Lucas
- Kids Eat the Darndest Things (2000) ... Erica Lucas
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Grandmother / Robber Girl
- The Snow Queen (2000) ... Grandmother / Robber Girl (voice)
 1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Singer
- Inherit the Wheeze (1998) ... Singer (voice)
 1997 Jackie Brown
Raynelle - Ordell's Junkie Friend (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
 1996-1997 Waynehead (TV Series)
Roz / Shavonne / Aki / ...
- Rebel Without a Paw (1997) ... Roz / Aki / Rodney
- Bummed Out (1997) ... Roz / Shavonne
- A Friend in Greed (1997) ... Roz / Shavonne / Cute Girl / ...
- Quest for Fireworks (1997) ... Roz / LaToya / Chinese Girl / ...
- Special Delivery (1997) ... Aki, Roz, Shavonne (voice)
 1996 Circle of Pain (TV Movie)
Counselor
 1996 One Last Time
Gina
 1996 The Show (TV Series)
Denise Everett
- Allison and Them (1996) ... Denise Everett
- The Censors and Them (1996) ... Denise Everett
- The Last Episode of the Season and Them (1996) ... Denise Everett
- The Script Formerly Known As... (1996) ... Denise Everett
- God and Them (1996) ... Denise Everett
 1996 A Hill of Our Own (Short)
Mrs. Grayson
 1994-1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Sara Jones
- The Wedding (1995) ... Sara Jones (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
- Good News/Bad News (1994) ... Sara Jones (as T'Keyah Crystal Keymah)
 1995 Tales from the Hood
School Nurse (uncredited)
 1995 On Our Own (TV Series)
Scotti Decker
- The Tonsil Tale (1995) ... Scotti Decker
- The Easy Way (1995) ... Scotti Decker
- Little Rascals (1995) ... Scotti Decker
- Girl Talk (1995) ... Scotti Decker
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1995) ... Scotti Decker
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Grace Caldwell
- Born in the USA (1994) ... Grace Caldwell
 1993 A Cool Like That Christmas (TV Movie)
Charlene / Jaquita / Aunt Hilda (voice)
 1993 Fox Live at the Taste: The Fireworks! (TV Movie)
Guest - Herself
 1993 Roc (TV Series)
Darrelle
- Ebony and Ivory (1993) ... Darrelle
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Paula
- A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 (1992) ... Paula (as T'Keyah 'Crystal' Keymáh)
 1990 Mary Wong Comedy Shortz (Short)
Various
 1987 Big Shots
Secretary (uncredited)
 1985 Lady Blue (TV Series)
Party guest
- Pilot (1985) ... Party guest (uncredited)
 1984 The Impostor (TV Movie)
Jogger in the Park (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Stunts (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (36 credits)
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Other Works:

In Chicago's 2000 Goodman Theater revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," T'Keyah played Beneatha, the character based on Hansberry herself. Others in the cast were Irma P. Hall, Harry Lennix, Celeste Williams, Dwain A. Perry, Tim Rhoze and Gary Houston. Chuck Smith directed.

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Alternate Names:

T'Keyah 'Crystal' Keymah | T'Keyah Crystal Keymah | T'Keyah Keymah | T'Keyah 'Crystal' Keymáh | Crystal Walker

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Eventually, I decided that it made more sense to match my hair to my face ... than to my clothes. See more »

Trivia:

She received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Florida A & M University. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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