The drama, which is set to hit select theaters a week before National Foster Care Month , tells the story of a troubled year-old, Brendan King played by Crawford Wilson , who is trying to leave his past street life behind before it jeopardizes his new relationship with an adopted family played by Whitfield and James McDaniel. During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the Howard University alum turned Emmy Award-winning actress opened up about her role as Vanessa Stubbs and her thoughts on the increasing number of African-American women landing lead roles on network television. The film itself is about this Caucasian kid that kind of lived on the wrong side of the tracks for a long time. Got busted and put into juvenile detention and then when he gets out is in lots of foster care homes. This kid is taken in by an African-American couple who recently just lost their own son to gun violence.
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Leave a comment The entertainment world has been blessed with some phenomenal talent throughout the decades, but as many cross over the threshold of fame, very few stay standing in the spotlight. Lynn Whitfield knew at 5 years old that she wanted to experience the power of the stage—the allure of acting. Growing up in Baton Rouge, La. It was there she knew she wanted to make people laugh and cry. Encouraged by her family, her father a dentist and mother—Whitfield went on to attend Howard University, becoming a third generation graduate and earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The theater community fit her like a glove, studying and taking on roles with the Black Repertory Company in Washington, D. Earning HBO some of the highest ratings at the time and opening the door for other Black actresses to also star in leading roles for the network, Whitfield never doubted her ability to carry such a high-profile role.
Baker citations have appeared in several films, including the early French comedy Hallucinations of a Fireman , in which Baker appears as herself opposite a fireman. When he first appears, he is already bumbling and drunk, but he is further undone by his own fantasies. An early example of French erotic film, the piece shows the fireman imagining that both men and women transform themselves into nude white women. Traversing the city, the fireman descends to the subway.
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