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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 October 1972Miami, Florida, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (2)

At the age of eight, Persia White started showing her talents at the Coconut Grove Childrens' Theatre in Miami, Florida, where she was born. She is Puerto Rican, African-American and Irish. Most recognized as "Lynn" in the long running hit CW series "Girlfriends."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: HijinxPR

In one word, Persia White is prolific. An actress, musician, producer and animal rights activist, she is best known for her lead in the popular CW series "Girlfriends." Driven by her passion to change the world, Persia co-produced the award winning documentary film "Earthlings" narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, and is involved in the series "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet. Persia is a Board Member of the Humane Society of the United States as well as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She is the co-founder of Echoed Images, a new production company whose mission is to create conscious, world-changing media.

Puerto Rican, African-American and Irish, Persia was born in south Florida. As begins the biography of many an artist, Persia spent he first two months of her life in a musical instrument case; in this instance: an upright bass case. Her mother was a compassionate schoolteacher, writer and civil-rights activist and moved the family to the Bahamas for work. Persia's early life was enmeshed with lush tropical landscapes, multi-cultural exposure and Reggae. When Persia was eight the family moved back to the United States and settled in Miami, FL. It's here that Persia began her acting career. Already an accomplished ballet dancer, Persia knew she wanted to try theater. While walking down the street with her mother, Persia was spotted by a talent scout for the now world-renown Coconut Grove Children's Theater. Upon seeing her, the scout asked, "Are you an actress?" Persia immediately said, "Yes!" She has been a non-stop performer since that day, delving into musical theater, new forms of dance, acting, modeling, singing, playing instruments and even branching out into painting, a passion of her's to this day.

Persia actually intended to be a singer before an actress. When she moved to Los Angeles, she turned down several album deals due to the lack of creative control offered in the contracts. Persia explains, "When I make music I want it to be honest and to be me. I wanted to wait and do it the way I felt it should be in my heart." She focused on building her acting career, and garnered the role she is most known for, Lynn Searcy on The CW's "Girlfriends," Girlfriends was the #1 TV show of in African American homes for over 8 years as well as a leading show all women ages 14-42. She also has a repertoire of guest star credits from some of the most popular shows on television, as well as leads in feature films. In 2010, Persia will star in "Spoken Word," directed by Victor Nunez. Through this, Persia still developed her music on the backburner. She has worked with great artists such as Gary Wallis of Pink Floyd, Dominique Miller of Sting, Jerome Dillon of Nine Inch Nails, and Big Bio of Outcast, as well as written soundtrack music for three Independent films and three songs for the Girlfriends soundtrack. On October 25, 2009, her birthday, Persia debuted her first solo album MECCA, a sprawling, twelve track journey, combining a number of genres, including electronica and trip-hop and including elements of blues and prog-rock. The album features collaborations with ex-fiancé Saul Williams, Tricky and Ric Alien. The overall album was produced by Persia herself, mixed by the legendary Dave Way and mastered by (BigBass) Brian Gardner.

Persia's success as an artist and public figure are all fueled by the desire to make change in the world. A passionate animal rights activist since she was twelve, Persia has devoted her life to raising the consciousness of the public on issues of animal cruelty. As an artist, as an advocate and as a person, Persia strives to reach further and deeper and bring all that she finds to light.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: HijinxPR

Spouse (2)

Joseph Morgan (5 July 2014 - present)
Saul Williams (29 February 2008 - 17 January 2009) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

She regularly performs live as a member of the band "Black In White". She has written and recorded music for three films.
Is Irish/Puerto Rican/African-American.
Protests the wearing of furs. She has recently done a print ad for PETA in which she is holding a skinned fox carcass with the headline "Here's the rest of your fur coat."
Is a vegan.
Raised in Nassau, Bahamas and Miami, Florida
A member of the band XEO3. Working on her first album, which she describes as "aggressive, dark, moody, heavy rock".
Has a daughter named Mecca White (b.1995) with her ex-boyfriend.
On July 5, 2014, she married--for the second time--her boyfriend of three years Joseph Morgan following an almost two-month-long engagement in an intimate ceremony in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in front of 26 guests at a private villa, within sight of where they got engaged. They met each other on the filming of season 3 of The Vampire Diaries (2009).

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