( ENSPIRE She Did That ) Creator of Girls With Beauty and Brains Empowerment Blog Cast in Multiple Roles for Upcoming Projects
ENSPIRE Contributor: Daniel Garritson
Jamilah Rosemond is a Haitian-American actress currently based in New York. She majored in drama at New York University, with a concentration in musical theater. Additionally, she minored in business in entertainment, media, and technology. While studying at NYU, she served as a performer and writer for the main stage production INTER//STELLAR. Jamilah is currently a teaching artist with the Children’s Theatre Company. She works with children between the ages of 5-16 years old and has worked with the program in Flint, Michigan, and both Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY.
She was also cast in Girl Be Heard’s (GBH) MainStage Show, 2030: The Future Is Ours. Since then, she has been cast in a number of additional MainStage shows. She has also written multiple pieces for GBH, such as Don’t Leave Us a Loan and No Justice, No Peace, the latter being a monologue about her experiences with racism. This piece was also featured in Downtown Magazine.
Jamilah’s first major role in film and television was an appearance in Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Since that casting, she has also appeared in Bel Air and has been cast in the upcoming limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters. She will be playing Keisha, Candace (Regina Hall), and Murch’s (Harold Perrineau) daughter. Jamilah will also be portraying Dorie Ladner in the upcoming Netflix biopic Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe, which comes in 2023. Rustin is being produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Grounds.
Jamilah also gives back to her community in addition to her role as a teaching artist. In middle school, Rosemond noticed that many young girls were competing with each other to meet traditional beauty standards, which had a negative impact on her confidence and the confidence of her peers. She created the blog Girls with Beauty & Brains, which serves to empower young girls by providing them with resources so they can reach their highest potential. She has also interviewed many inspiring women and girls in different career fields on her other blog, Fabulous Confabulation, including Grammy-award-winning Performance Coach, KJ Rose, Be More Chill producer, Jennifer Tepper, and New Jersey Congresswoman Mrs. Bonnie Watson Coleman.
Rosemond’s activism extends beyond stage, screen, or blog, as she has organized multiple rallies for Black Lives Matter to provide inspiration and educational resources to her community. As her acting roles become more prestigious and more well-known, Rosemond has the potential to become one of the great actors of this generation, and she will surely continue using her voice to spread messages of positivity and empowerment. Rosemond’s empowerment blog, Girls With Beauty and Brains, can be found here.
Check our interview with Jamilah Rosemond by our editor/publisher Ese Ofurhie below!