Thea: I have to go back to the beginning, being on my parents’ front porch performing for my friends and family. Watching people performed on television and immediately connecting to the performing arts. Performing is truly a calling. Not having the luxury to pursue my desire to become an actress early in life I buried it. It took me a while to reconnect with it, but it never left me.
If you could work with any legendary actor, who would it be and why?
Thea: Well, I have already worked with a legendary actor, Mr. Harry J. Lennix. He is a Chicago native, super smart, and consummate professional at his craft. To have had the opportunity to work in a scene with dialogue alongside him was "Priceless". I have studied him over the years and this was it for me. There are many others I would love to work with, like Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Melissa McCarthy etc. But right now, I feel like I have worked with one of "The best".
My hope is to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams. There's a reason they're still alive. #LeanIn