Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris

Highest Rated: 100% A Picture of You (2013)

Lowest Rated: 27% Five Nights in Maine (2015)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1985

Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, USA

Teyonah Parris was an American actress who was best known for her roles on the popular television shows "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007-2015) and "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz, 2014- ). Born and raised in South Carolina, Parris was an accomplished model and beauty queen as a young girl. She won numerous beauty pageants throughout her teens, and quickly realized that she loved performing for other people. With that in mind, Parris decided to study acting, and enrolled in the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. It was at Juilliard that Parris learned how to hone her acting skills through intense study, thus equipping her with the chops she needed to excel in the film and television industry. After graduating from Juilliard Parris began going on film and TV auditions, and nabbed her first TV role on the CBS political drama "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016) in 2010. That same year she landed a small role in James L. Brooks' ensemble comedy "How Do You Know" (2010), which also starred Oscar-winners Jack Nicholson and Reese Witherspoon. Then in 2012 she nabbed a recurring role as Don Draper's secretary Dawn Chambers on the 60s advertising drama "Mad Men." The popularity of that series made Parris a recognizable face to the show's millions of hardcore viewers. Parris continued landing roles in both films and on TV over the next few years before nabbing her breakout movie role in the 2014 indie comedy-drama "Dear White People" (2014). "Dear White People" would go on to win a number of independent film awards, while also catapulting Parris into the spotlight as a talented young film actress to watch. 2014 was also the year Parris started appearing on the Starz series "Survivor's Remorse," which was executive produced by the NBA superstar LeBron James. The following year Parris landed a starring role in the Spike Lee drama "Chi-Raq" (2015). That film also featured roles by Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, and John Cusack.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candyman Brianna Cartwright (Character) - 2021
81% 68% Charm City Kings Unknown (Character) - 2020
74% 81% The Photograph Asia (Character) $20.6M 2020
38% 31% Point Blank Taryn (Character) - 2019
95% 71% If Beale Street Could Talk Ernestine Rivers (Character) $14.9M 2018
No Score Yet 71% Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story Miki (Character),
Producer
- 2016
27% 29% Five Nights in Maine Penelope (Character) $15.1K 2015
82% 49% Chi-Raq Lysistrata (Character) $2.6M 2015
No Score Yet 25% Where Children Play Bellissima Mccain (Character) - 2015
69% 39% They Came Together Wanda (Character) - 2014
91% 61% Dear White People Coleandra "Coco" Conners (Character) $4.4M 2014
100% 75% A Picture of You Mika (Character) - 2013
31% 25% How Do You Know Riva (Character) $30.2M 2010

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Assembled Self 2021
92% 80% WandaVision Monica Rambeau (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
84% 48% Empire Pamela Rose (Guest Star) 2017
97% 76% Survivor's Remorse Missy Vaughn (Character) 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
94% 96% Mad Men Dawn Chambers (Guest Star) 2012-2015
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
93% 92% The Good Wife Melinda Gossett (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Survivor's Remorse Missy Vaughn (Character)

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