DeWanda Wise

D.O.B: May 30, 1984 |

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Critically acclaimed artist DeWanda Wise is a graduate of New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts, training primarily at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School. While training at Tisch, DeWanda began her professional career with roles in many award-winning shorts and independent features including Spinning into Butter, and Precious among others.

Biography

Critically acclaimed artist DeWanda Wise is a graduate of New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts, training primarily at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School. While training at Tisch, DeWanda began her professional career with roles in many award-winning shorts and independent features including Spinning into Butter, and Precious among others. Adept in theater and film, acting, writing, and producing, DeWanda is an artist with some serious promise. She stars as Spike Lees iconic Nola Daling in the Netflix adaptation of Shes Gotta Have It, in addition to the heart-wrenching role of Shameeka Campbell in Fox event series Shots Fired, alongside Sanaa Lathan, Helen Hunt, and Richard Dreyfuss. Additionally, her first pass at screenwriting Where You Go, premiered at Cannes in the Short Film Corner. DeWanda also stars as Rochelle Marseilles in the Sundance hit How To Tell Youre a Douchebag, a romantic comedy she executive produced. Indiewire described her performance in Tahir Jetters debut as, Sensational, commanding, profound, and dope. Previous credits include a host of theater roles, notably originating the role of Nina in acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseaus Sunset Baby. Ben Brantley of The New York Times stated,...its the woman whos the toughest of them all. Ms. Wise, a beauty, makes us see and feel just how ugly Nina is...