Teyonah Parris Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Jul, 2018
Facts of Teyonah Parris
Date of Birth: 1985 , September-22
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Teyonah Parris
Birth Name Teyonah Parris
Nick Name Teyonah
Nationality American-African
Birth Place/City Hopkins
Ethnicity African
Profession Actress
Working For AMC
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Drack brown
Face Color Black
Famous for Chi-Raq, Mad Men
Affair with N/A
Education NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, More
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Dusky beauty Teyonah Parris is an American actress known best for her roles in the movies Chi-Raq, Five Nights in Maine, and They Came Together. She debuted her career playing a recurring role as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, Mad Men (2012–15).

She landed her breakthrough role in the 2014 independent movie Dear White People. She starred in the satirical drama film Chi-Raq in 2015. She received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination for this film.

Early Life And Education Of Teyonah Parris

Born on September 22, 1985, thirty-one-year-old Teyonah is also admired and known for her show-stopping hair-style. She is an icon in the natural hair community and has acted as the hair inspiration.

Teyonah Parris has an African ethnicity and was born and raised in Hopkins, South California. She did not have the lavish childhood nor was easy. She was dreamy since her childhood and wanted to live a comfortable life. She has not disclosed much information on her childhood.

She went to Julliard School and is a graduate of South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities.

Teyonah Parris' Career

Teyonah Parris started her career in acting in 2010 making her debut from the television screen in a guest role on the television drama ‘The Good Wife’. It was on 2012 when she actually got her first recurring role as Dawn Chambers in AMC drama series, Mad Men as the first major African-American character.

Teyonah gained much recognition in the American entertainment world after her performance in Mad Men leading her to get different major and minor roles.

In 2014, Teyonah scored her breakthrough role on the television screen from an independent film Dear White People. She is known for the movies Chi-Raq, Five Nights in Maine and Buffalo Soldier. She received her first nomination for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Chi Raq.

Teyonah Parris' Net worth

Teyonah Parris is known to earn a lucrative amount of salary. She has a net worth of $2 million dollars which she earned through her hard work and performance on television and film screen.

Teyonah Parris' Personal Life

As per the sources, Teyonah Parris is not from a rich family with the lavish lifestyle though she has currently due to her stardom in Hollywood. Teyonah recalls her past where she had to share a room with her 12-year-old cousin sleeping in a bunk bed as she had no money to stay alone in New York.

Well, the context has changed in her life now where the unknown Teyonah Parris is a Hollywood Star. Her past is completely in the shade as she is reluctant giving out her personal information. However, after becoming a celebrity, it is still hard for the media and paparazzi to know her personal information.

Her relationship status is unknown whether she is single or is having an affair. Her ring finger is seen vacant therefore, it is for sure that she is not engaged or married.

Online Presence

Teyonah Parris is very active in social sites including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has 16.1K followers in her Twitter account @TeyonahParris and is regular on Twitter. She has increasing number f fans following on her social accounts.

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