Teyonah Parris


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Teyonah Parris was born on September 22, 1987 in Hopkins, South Carolina, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). See full bio »

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Known For

Dear White People Colandrea 'Coco' Conners
(2014)
Chi-Raq Lysistrata
(2015)
If Beale Street Could Talk Ernestine Rivers
(2018)
Candyman Brianna Cartwright
(2021)

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 2023 The Marvels (post-production)
Monica Rambeau
 2022 They Cloned Tyrone (completed)
Yo-Yo
 2021 Candyman
Brianna Cartwright
 2021 WandaVision (TV Mini Series)
Monica Rambeau / Geraldine
- The Series Finale (2021) ... Monica Rambeau
- Breaking the Fourth Wall (2021) ... Monica Rambeau
- All-New Halloween Spooktacular! (2021) ... Monica Rambeau
- On a Very Special Episode... (2021) ... Monica Rambeau
- We Interrupt This Program (2021) ... Monica Rambeau
 2020/I The Photograph
Asia
 2020 Charm City Kings
Teri
 2019 Point Blank
Taryn
 2018 Murder (TV Movie)
Det. Ayana Lake
 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk
Ernestine Rivers
 2017 Empire (TV Series)
Pamela Rose
- Cupid Painted Blind (2017) ... Pamela Rose
- The Lady Doth Protest (2017) ... Pamela Rose
- The Fool (2017) ... Pamela Rose
- Bleeding War (2017) ... Pamela Rose
- Evil Manners (2017) ... Pamela Rose
 2014-2017 Survivor's Remorse (TV Series)
Missy Vaughn
- Family Ties (2017) ... Missy Vaughn
- Answers and Questions (2017) ... Missy Vaughn
- Future Plans (2017) ... Missy Vaughn
- Optics (2017) ... Missy Vaughn
- Reparations (2017) ... Missy Vaughn
 2017 Placeholders (TV Series)
Marla
- My Wasstio or Heart Safe (2017) ... Marla
- Seven (2017) ... Marla
 2016 90 Days (Short)
Jessica
 2015 Where Children Play
Bellissima Mccain
 2015 Chi-Raq
Lysistrata
 2015 Five Nights in Maine
Penelope
 2012-2015 Mad Men (TV Series)
Dawn Chambers
- Time & Life (2015) ... Dawn Chambers
- Waterloo (2014) ... Dawn Chambers
- The Monolith (2014) ... Dawn Chambers
- Field Trip (2014) ... Dawn Chambers
- A Day's Work (2014) ... Dawn Chambers
 2014 Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life (Music Video)
Teyonah Parris
 2014 They Came Together
Wanda
 2014 Dear White People
Colandrea 'Coco' Conners
 2013 A Picture of You
Mika
 2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Karen Branston
- Take the Money and Run (2013) ... Karen Branston
 2010 How Do You Know
Riva
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Melinda Gossett
- Double Jeopardy (2010) ... Melinda Gossett
 2010 Wu is Dead (Short)
Alma
 2010 Empire Corner (Short)
Alma
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Other Works:

"Slave Play," original drama, written by Jeremy O. Harris; directed by Robert O'Hara; with Ato Blankson-Wood (portraying Gary), James Cusati-Moyer (portraying Dustin}, Sullivan Jones (Broadway debut, portraying Phillip), Teyonah Parris (portraying Kaneisha), Chalia La Tour (Broadway debut, portraying Teá), Irene Sofia Lucio (... See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Expecting her first child in early 2023, with partner James. See more »

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