It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity.
My family is very theatrical.
If you're going to do something, make it right and make it as good as you can. Don't waste anybody's time, especially your own.
I face every project the same way - do it right and give 110%. 100% isn't good enough.
My older sister Nikki went to Hampton music school in Virginia, then to another school later in New York.
This business is all about being seen, and the more people see you the better.
I'm not the classic type - fair skin, very beautiful women of a classic type, I'm talking about now.
My driving force is spirituality.
I've played piano and guitar when I was younger.
I got an early education from television.
I fit into the quirky, character class type of actor.
Chick Corea was a great influence on me, musically, as I was growing up.
And I used to listen to a lot of jazz.
When I was five years old I knew I wanted to act.
There is a class system in acting just like in anything else. Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
Watched Star Wars in 77 and that's when I got into watching films. I was just blown away by it.
So many comics have such low self-esteem.
Singing was the big focus and outlet for me.
Voice is my instrument.
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