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Emmy Award-winning legend Lynn Whitfield continues the TV One original autobiographical series UNCENSORED with reflections on how she became the acclaimed film and television icon she is today.

The Iconic Lynn Whitfield Reflects on Her Highly Inspiring Journey to Success on Uncensored

 

Emmy Award-winning legend Lynn Whitfield continues the TV One original autobiographical series UNCENSORED with reflections on how she became the acclaimed film and television icon she is today.

 

 

 

Lynn Whitfield was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in an affluent community, surrounded by Black excellence. Her family introduced her to the Arts at a young age. Her father was a Dentist, but he also wrote music. She grew up watching movies with her grandmother. She quickly fell in love with acting while watching Ruby Dee, Marilyn Monroe, and Bette Davis.

 

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Lynn attended Howard University and majored in History during what she recalls as an art renaissance – a time when 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.

 

 

She most recently starred in the series Greenleaf. She won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in her role as Lady Mae.

 

The Iconic Lynn Whitfield Reflects on Her Highly Inspiring Journey to Success on Uncensored

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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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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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