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ACCLAIMED ACTRESS LYNN WHITFELD REFLECTS ON PLAYING THELEGENDARY JOSEPHINE BAKER, BECOMING A SEX SYMBOL AND MORE ON TV ONE’SUNCENSORED THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AT 10/9C

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New Episodes of UNCENSORED To Feature 

Raven-Symoné, and Jeezy!

    


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV One’s original, autobiographical series UNCENSOREDcontinueswith acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield on Sunday,October 10th at 10 PM ET/9C. This season, some of today'smost notable personalities tell their story in their own words including rapper Jeezy, singerand actress Raven-Symoné and more!

 

 


      The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED exploresthe lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts oftheir success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. Thenext episode stars acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield. LynnWhitfield was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in an affluent community,surrounded by Black excellence. Her family introduced her to arts at a youngage. Her father was a dentist, but he also wrote music. She grew up watchingmovies with her grandmother. She quickly fell in love with acting whilewatching Ruby Dee, Marilyn Monroe, and Bette Davis. 

 


 Becoming Josephine Baker

 

     Lynn attended HowardUniversity and majored in History during what she recalls as an art renaissance, a time Black artists were creating whatever they wanted to. After college, she moved from D.C. to New York City and worked in a small boutique while auditioning for roles. She landed one of her first roles on an international tour of Ntzoke Shange’s play For Colored Girls. Starring in the Josephine Baker story in 1991 changed the trajectory of her career. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special. During this time she also gave birth to her only child, Grace Gibson. 

 


     Over the course of her 40 year career, Lynn has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows including A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, The Women of Brewster Place, Madea’s Family Reunion, and The Cheetah Girls. She most recently starred in the series Greenleaf. She won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in her role as Lady Mae.



Greenleaf


     Lynn Whitfield's episode of UNCENSORED was produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Robert A. Boyd lll, Paul Hall and Phil Thornton (Executive Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer), Tony L. Strickland (Producers), Nikki Byles (Supervising Producer), Gabby Jones (Talent Producer) and Directed by Kristen Walter and Phil Thornton. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production; and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting.



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      For more information on UNCENSORED, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Download the TV One app! Watch your favorite shows & movies Anytime. Anywhere. Available in the Apple, Google Play, and ROKU app stores. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the UNCENSORED Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) and using the hashtag #UNCENSORED.

 

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