September 22, 1987
34 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
34-24-35 in | 86.5-61-89 cm
54 kg | 119 lbs
9.5 US | 40.5 EU
Teyonah Parris was born in Hopkins, South Carolina, United States, on September 22, 1987, is an American actress.
Young Teyonah Parris first started her career as a model and in beauty pageants.
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film How Do You Know (2010) in role as Riva.
She got her television debut in CBS legal and political drama series The Good Wife (2010) in episode "Double Jeopardy", in role as Melinda Gossett.
Her breakthrough performance came as Monica Rambeau / "Geraldine" in Disney+ television miniseries WandaVision (2021).
She won the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Award for Best Actress and the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture for her role as Lysistrata in musical crime comedy drama film Chi-Raq (2015), also was nominated for the Image Award (NAACP) for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.
She was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, TV Movie or Limited Series for her role as Miki Howard in biography movie Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016).
She won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female for her role as Colandrea "Coco" Conners in satirical dark comedy drama film Dear White People (2014), also was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture.
She won the Hollywood Film Festival Jury Prize for Exceptional Emerging Artist Acting for her role as Jessica in short film 90 Days (2016).
She was nominated for a Seattle Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Cast and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble for her role as Ernestine Rivers in romantic drama movie If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).
They Came Together (2014) satirical romantic comedy opposite Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Cobie Smulders
Point Blank (2019) action thriller with Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie and Marcia Gay Harden
Charm City Kings (2020) coming-of-age drama opposite Jahi Di'Allo Winston and William Catlett
The Photograph (2020) drama with LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae
Candyman (2021) supernatural slasher in role as Brianna Cartwright, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo
The Marvels (2022) superhero in role as Monica Rambeau, opposite Brie Larson and Iman Vellani
She was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Television for Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie / Limited Series and a MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Hero for her role as Monica Rambeau / "Geraldine" in Disney+ television miniseries WandaVision (2021).
She was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance - Comedy for her role as Missy Vaughn in Starz sitcom Survivor's Remorse (2014–2017).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for for her role as Dawn Chambers in AMC period drama television series Mad Men (2012-2015).
She had recurring role as Detective Pamela Rose in Fox musical drama television series Empire (2017).
Attended Lower Richland High School, Hopkins.
Studied at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville.
Graduated from The Juilliard School in New York City, New York (2009), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
Has a younger brother and an older brother.
Has African-American ancestry.
She received the honorary title of Ms. Lower Richland High School.
There is no information about her boyfriend or affair.