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Orange Is the New Black Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
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(2021)
Peacemaker Leota Adebayo
(2022)
The Angry Birds Movie Olive Blue / Monica the Crossing Guard
(2016)

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 2022 Peacemaker (TV Series) (filming)
Leota Adebayo
- Episode #1.8 (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Episode #1.7 (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Episode #1.6 (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Episode #1.5 (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
 2021 Karma's World (TV Series short) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (voice)
 2021 Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (TV Movie)
Mahalia Jackson
 2020-2021 Close Enough (TV Series)
Pearle
- Haunted Couch/Man Up (2021) ... Pearle (voice)
- Men Rock!/Secret Horse (2021) ... Pearle (voice)
- Handy/Birthdaze (2021) ... Pearle (voice)
- Joint Break/Cyber Matrix (2021) ... Pearle (voice)
 2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (TV Special)
Jordana Bachman
 2020 Social Distance (TV Series)
Imani
 2020 Eat Wheaties!
Wendy
 2020 Love from A Distance (TV Series)
Guest
 2020 Mama Got A Cough (Video short)
Kacy
 2019 All the Little Things We Kill
Claire Soto
 2019 Great Performances (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Much Ado About Nothing (2019) ... Beatrice
 2013-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- The Big House (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- God Bless America (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- The Thirteenth (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- The Hidey Hole (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Baker's Dozen (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
 2019 The Day Shall Come
Venus
 2019 Clemency
Evette Wilkinson
 2018 Elena of Avalor (TV Series)
Charica
- A Lava Story (2018) ... Charica (voice)
 2018/I Sadie
Carla
 2018 High Maintenance (TV Series)
Regine
- Namaste (2018) ... Regine
 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series short)
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Economic Development Incentives (2017) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
 2017 Tangled: The Series (TV Series)
Ruthless Ruth
- The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth (2017) ... Ruthless Ruth (voice)
 2015-2017 Master of None (TV Series)
Shannon
- Buona Notte (2017) ... Shannon
- Le Nozze (2017) ... Shannon (voice)
- Indians on TV (2015) ... Shannon
 2016 Lasso & Comet (Short)
Comet (voice)
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
Olive Blue / Monica the Crossing Guard (voice)
 2015 Phenomenal Woman, a Short Film (Short)
Woman
 2015 I Dream Too Much
Abbey
 2014 Time Out of Mind
Receptionist
 2014 Girls (TV Series)
Laura
- Females Only (2014) ... Laura
 2012 Modern Love (TV Movie)
Raimy
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TV commercial, "Wanna Be in It," with Ricky Gervais (Derek (2012)), Michael Kelly (House of Cards (2013)), Steven Van Zandt (Lilyhammer (2012)), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black (2013)), and Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black (2013)), each in character from their respective series, for Netflix original programming.

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