Issa Rae and Andrea Lewis Launch ‘Black Actress’

Issa Rae and Andrea Lewis Launch ‘Black Actress’

The new web series, produced by Tatyana Ali, puts the spotlight on Black women and their struggles breaking into the entertainment industry

by #teamEBONY, November 4, 2013

Black Actress Trailer, Created by Andrea Lewis ("Degrassi: The Next Generation")

Get ready to see some beautiful, handsome and familiar Black faces from the big (and small screen). The new web series, Black Actress—written by Andrea Lewis (best known for her role as Hazel on Degrassi) and produced by Tatyana Ali and Issa Rae—is set to launch on November 5 on Rae’s YouTube Channel.

Black Actress will follow the optimistic Kori Bailey through her struggling endeavor to pursue an acting career. Each webisode will feature a celebrity Black actress giving a testimonial on her own experience in the entertainment industry. In a little sneak peak, some cameo appearances include Tatyana Ali, Naturi Naughton, Regan Gomez, Melanie Fiona and Tristan Wilds.

—Shanell Simmons

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