( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) UNCENSORED Continues with Acclaimed Actress Lynn Whitfield on Sunday, October 10th at 10 PM ET/9C
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
TV One’s hit series UNCENSORED next episode stars acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield. Lynn Whitfield was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in an affluent community surrounded by Black excellence. Her family introduced her to arts at a young age. Her father was a dentist, but he also wrote music. She grew up watching movies with her grandmother. She quickly fell in love with acting while watching Ruby Dee, Marilyn Monroe, and Bette Davis. Lynn attended Howard University and majored in History during what she recalls as an art renaissance, a time Black artists were creating whatever they wanted to.
After college, she moved from D.C. to New York City and worked in a small boutique while auditioning for roles. She landed one of her first roles on an international tour of Ntzoke Shange’s play For Colored Girls. Starring in the Josephine Baker story in 1991 changed the trajectory of her career. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special. During this time, she also gave birth to her only child, Grace Gibson. Throughout her 40-year career, Lynn has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, The Women of Brewster Place, Madea’s Family Reunion, and The Cheetah Girls. She most recently starred in the series Greenleaf. She won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in her role as Lady Mae.
Lynn Whitfield’s episode of UNCENSORED was produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Robert A. Boyd lll, Paul Hall and Phil Thornton (Executive Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer), Tony L. Strickland (Producers), Nikki Byles (Supervising Producer), Gabby Jones (Talent Producer) and Directed by Kristen Walter and Phil Thornton. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production; and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting.
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