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Teyonah Parris

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Birthday
22, 1985
Birthplace
South Carolina
Birth Sign
Virgo

About

Award-nominated actress of both the small and silver screen who first became known as Dawn Chambers in AMC's Mad Men before landing a series regular role in Survivor's Remorse. Her major film roles include Coco Conners in Dear White People and Lysistrata in Spike Lee's Chiraq.

Before Fame

She won the title of Ms. Lower Richland High School, notable as the first freshman and African-American to win the honor. She graduated from The Juilliard School.

Trivia

In 2010, she made her television debut in an episode of CBS' The Good Wife. She also starred in the film If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018.

Family Life

She was raised in Hopkins, South Carolina as the middle child between brothers.

Associated With

She played the secretary of Jon Hamm's Don Draper in Mad Men.