Our resident host Grace Sanders caught up with the amazing Los Angeles-based & Emmy nominated actress, Kelly Jenrette (Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”) who plays ‘Amara Patterson’ on The CW’s series All-American: Homecoming Kelly recently guest starred on the penultimate episode of NBC’s THIS IS US, titled: “The Train” and previously starred in the Spectrum Original series “Manhunt: Deadly Games” on CBS (Corus in Canada).
On the film front, she currently has two Netflix original movies streaming! These include “All Day and a Night” opposite Jeffrey Wright and Ashton Sanders as well as “Uncorked” alongside Courtney B. Vance and Niecy Nash. Kelly is also currently writing a play commissioned by the Black Rebirth Collective, which imagines a real-life meeting between Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King, the widows of Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., respectively.
Through Kelly’s writing and imagination coupled with some of Betty and Coretta’s words, the play will take the audience on the journey of how Betty and Coretta’s relationship went from “rivalry to tolerance to genuine affection.”
Photography credit: Diana Ragland