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#movementmondays Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress. Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Orji moved to Maryland when she was 6. There she received a master’s degree in public health at George Washington University. She was supposed to be the doctor of the family but realized she wasn’t a fan of blood. While getting her master’s she entered The Miss Nigeria in America Pageant where she performed stand-up comedy as her talent.  Writing about her own experiences of being Nigerian in America, people really responded and even asked for her to perform at weddings and baby showers. In 2009, after grad school and spending time working in Liberia, Orji confessed her ambitions to her family and moved to NYC to pursue a career in comedy, which was a lot more difficult than expected. However, Orji decided to create her own web comedy FirstGen about being first generation Nigerian in the US, which caught Issa Rae’s eye. In 2015, she landed her breakout role on  HBO’s Insecure. Since, she has appeared in a couple episodes of  Jane the Virgin. Next, Orji will be seen in the comedy film Night School alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.  It was just announced that Orji joined the cast of Awesomeness Films YA sci-fi drama, Spontaneous. So proud of this woman!!! @yvonneorji
Looking back on sxsw with gratitude. Or I was just looking out the window, same shit. Kidding kidding, what an empowering weekend. Thank you to the insane women from @bumble @createcultivate loved my experience. 📸 by @becki___smithhousephoto
#sxsw2018 panels on panels
My pops would always say, give your blessings away and you’ll make room for more. Thank you @thredup for taking my old threads and giving the proceeds to GirlsInc which is an awesome charity that empowers young women all over the country. I hope whoever gets these pieces enjoys them as much as I did! Visit (link in bio) #shophercloset #secondhandfirst #shopforgood
#MovementMondays Daniela Vega is a Chilean actress and singer. This breakout star of the award winning Chilean film A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) made history last night by becoming the first openly transgender person to ever present at the Academy Awards. Taking the stage, Vega said, “Thank you so much for this moment,” Vega said, “I want to invite you to open your hearts and your feelings to feel the reality, to feel love. Can you feel it?” A Fantastic Woman is a film about a trans woman mourning the death of her partner. Vega makes it clear to The Guardian, along with its emotional charge, A Fantastic Woman also has a strong political agenda with regard to trans identity. “The film wants you to question where you stand in society.” Before A Fantastic Woman, Vega had appeared in plays, various music videos, and in the Chilean feature, La Visita (The Guest) about a transwoman at her father’s wake. But it wasn’t her initial experiences that led to her being cast. Sebastian Lelio and co-writer Gonzalo Maza had been working on their script but realized they didn’t know any trans people in Chile. They needed a consultant and someone suggested Vega – shortly after she was offered the lead role. In lots of ways, her character Marina, became her.  As for the Oscars, and whether the Academy is ready for a trans drama starring a trans actress, “the world is ready, not just the Academy.” Last night, A Fantastic Woman became the first Chilean film to win for Best Foreign Language at the Academy Awards. Vega has multiple projects in store for the future – including a contract to write a book, a one-woman stage show, and other projects in TV and film. I cannot wait to see what is next for this talented beauty!
Eyes open with gratitude. (And doesn't hurt @carissaferreri slayed with the @burtsbees ) 😍 #crueltyfree #workingwithburtsbees #notsynthetic #cleanbeauty
When your niece wants a Frida inspired 2nd birthday. “Yo quiero ser Frida” ❤️
Throwback. Stuntin with my best friend. 😍
#MovementMondays Tiffany Haddish is an American actress/comedian born and raised in South Central. Around the age of 9, Haddish’s mother was in severe car accident that forced her to grow up and take care of her younger siblings. At 12 years old, she was in and out of the foster system before her grandmother was granted custody.  In foster care, Haddish used comedy as a way to cope. Haddish got her start at a Laugh Factory comedy-camp program tailored to young performers from underprivileged backgrounds. Her first major TV role was OWN’s If Loving You is Wrong. Shortly after she became a regular on NBC’s The Carmichael Show, which recently aired its third and final season in August.  In 2016, Haddish got her first major movie role as the co-star in the comedy film Keanu alongside Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. However, her breakout performance was in the highest grossing comedy film of the summer, Girls Trip, where she starred alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Regina Hall.  2017 really seems to be her year! In August, Haddish released a comedy special titled Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood that premiered on Showtime. Recently, she became the first black female stand-up comic to host SNL in its 43 seasons. Her success will continue with her memoir The Last Black Unicorn that was recently released. This year, Haddish will be seen starring in in the comedy film Night School alongside Kevin Hart. She really is a magical beautiful unicorn!! 🦄🦄
ANNIHILATION. In theatres tomorrow. Are you ready to enter the Shimmer? #FromJanetoAnya @annihilationmovie #whoWantsAKiss
Last nights highlights of the #CDGA (my amazing costume designer @rachelsagekunin made this dress!!)