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Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris is an American actress and model. Teyonah Parris is known for her recurring role as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, Mad Men.

Early Life

American actress Teyonah Parris was born on September 22, 1987, in Richland, Washington, United States. She is 34 years old under the zodiac sign Virgo.

Regarding her nationality, she holds an American nationality while her ethnicity is not mentioned. Besides that, no other information regarding her grandparents, relatives, cousins, or any other family members is available to date.

Talking about her educational background, she went to  South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities where she completed 11th and 12th grade, before graduating from Juilliard School.

Teyonah Parris – Career

Parris made her television debut in the year 2010, with a supporting role on The Good Wife. In 2012, she starred as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, Mad Men. She played the first major African American role in Mad Men. Moreover, in 2014, she had an outstanding role in the independent film Dear White People.

In 2015, she appeared in the satirical drama film Chi-Raq directed by Spike Lee. Parris played a major role in Where Children Play and starred along with David Oyelowo in Five Nights in Maine.

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Caption: Teyonah Parris in the film Where Children Play source: Blackfilmcom.

Moreover, she played a lead role in the period drama film Buffalo Soldier Girl in 2016 which was about a woman who disguised as a man and fought with the African Americans in Post post-Civil War era as a Buffalo Soldier. Likewise, in 2017, she had a recurring role on the Fox prime-time soap opera Empire playing Detective Pamela Rose.

Furthermore, in early 2018, she had a leading role in the CBS drama Pilot Murder. In the same year, she co-starred in the drama film If Beale Street Could Talk written and directed by Barry Jenkins. Moreover, in 2020, she played a lead role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel series WandaVision.

Awards and Achievements

Regarding her awards and achievements, she earned the AAFCA Award for Best Actress in 2015. In the same year, she won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female.

Likewise, in 2016, she earned the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture. Moreover, in 2017, she won the Hollywood Film Festival for Exceptional Emerging Artist.

Teyonah Parris – Net Worth 2024

Teyonah Parris has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth is around $2 million as of 2022.

Personal Life

Parris is very private about her personal life. Therefore, there is no information regarding her relationships. There are also no rumors of her standing in any past relationship with anyone.

Teyonah Parris – Body measurements

Teyonah Parris is very lovely and gorgeous, undoubtedly. The actress has a very perfect height and stands tall and her height is about 5 feet 5 inches (165cm/1.65m).

Moreover, she has been highly working on her body weight and weighs about 54 kg. In addition, the pretty actress has black pairs of beautiful eyes and black hair color.

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Caption: Teyonah Parris posing for a photo source: Just Jared.

Social Media

Teyonah Parris is active on her Instagram account @teyonahparris, with 421K followers. She also has 41.5K followers on Twitter.