Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris is an American actress. 

Date of birth

She was born on September 22, 1987.


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Early life

Parris was born and raised in Hopkins, South Carolina.


She was accepted into the prestigious South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities where she finished 11th and 12th grade, before attending and graduating from the Juilliard School.

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She made her television debut in 2010, with guest starring role on The Good Wife.

In 2012, she was cast in a recurring role as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, Mad Men. She played the first major African American character on Mad Men.

In 2014, Parris had her breakthrough role in the independent film Dear White People.

Later in that year, Parris began starring in the Starz comedy series, Survivor's Remorse. In 2015, Parris went to star in the satirical drama film Chi-Raq directed by Spike Lee.

She received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination for this film. She played the leading role in Where Children Play directed by Leila Djansi, and starred alongside David Oyelowo in Five Nights in Maine.

Later in 2015, she played R&B/Jazz singer Miki Howard in the biopic The Miki Howard Story.

In 2016, Parris was cast as lead character in the period drama film Buffalo Soldier Girl about a woman who, disguised as a man, enlisted and fought with the African American Post Civil War era as a Buffalo Soldier.

In 2017, she had a recurring role on the Fox prime time soap opera Empire playing Detective Pamela Rose. In early 2018, Parris was cast in a leading role on the CBS drama pilot Murder.

Also that year, she co-starred in If Beale Street Could Talk, a drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins.

Parris will be playing the adult version of Monica Rambeau from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel in the Disney+ upcoming series WandaVision.

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Teyonah Parris
First Name Teyonah
Surname Parris
Born 22nd September, 1987
Home City Hopkins, South Carolina, U.S.
Current City