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Vanessa Lynn Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue. Amid growing media controversy and scrutiny, Williams resigned as Miss America in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization), and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New JerseySuzette Charles. Thirty-two years later, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell offered her a public apology (during the Miss America 2016 pageant) for the events of 1984. Williams rebounded from the scandal with a successful career as a singer and actress. In 1988, she released her debut studio album The Right Stuff whose title single sa…

Keith Hamilton Cobb

He is best known for his roles as the ruthless Nietzschean mercenary Tyr Anasazi in the science-fiction series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda from 2000 to 2002 and as Noah Keefer on All My Children from 1994 to 1996. Cobb was born in North Tarrytown, New York; he graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1987. A classically trained actor, he appeared in a number of Shakespearean productions in the New York area before breaking into television in the mid-1990s. One of his first movies was the 1995 film Eyes Beyond Seeing in which he plays a mental patient who claims to be Jesus Christ. In 1999, Cobb was in two episodes of the Beastmaster television series, portraying a character very similar to his character from Andromeda. In 1996, Cobb was named on People magazine's annual list of the "50 most beautiful people". He left the Andromeda TV series at the start of the fourth season, citing dissatisfaction over the development of his character. H…

Insecure (TV series)

Insecure is an American comedy-drama television series based partially on Issa Rae's acclaimed web seriesAwkward Black Girl. It was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, and premiered online on September 23, 2016, via HBO Now and HBO Go, before airing weekly on HBO from October 9, 2016. On November 14, 2016, HBO renewed the show for a second season which premiered on July 23, 2017. On August 8, 2017, HBO renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on August 12, 2018. On September 6, 2018, HBO renewed the series for a fourth season. Since its release, the series has gone on to receive critical acclaim. In 2017, the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 Television Programs of the Year. For her performance in Insecure, Rae has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, in 2017 and 2018, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The series also received a …

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Tamara Dobson & Teresa Graves

Tamara Dobson From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 – October 2, 2006) was an Americanactress and fashion model. Beginning her career in modeling during the late 1960s, Dobson became best known for her title role as government agent Cleopatra "Cleo" Jones the 1973 Blaxploitation film Cleopatra Jones and its 1975 sequel Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.
Teresa Graves From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Teresa Graves (born Terresa Graves; January 10, 1948 – October 10, 2002) was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first African-American woman to star in her own hour-long drama television series.

Jesse Wesley Williams

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Jesse Wesley Williams (born August 5, 1981) is an American actor, director, producer, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appeared in the 2013 film The Butler as civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. His other roles have included Holden in The Cabin in the Woods (2012); Officer Eddie Quinlan in Brooklyn's Finest (2009); and Leo in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008). He provided voice acting and motion capture for the character Markus in the video game Detroit: Become Human (2018).

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