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Teyonah Parris – Biography and Facts

Teyonah Parris is a rising star in today's entertainment world.

While she is popularly known for playing the character of Geraldine in WandaVision, she made her first career acting in the drama series entitled Mad Men -- and several filmographies that can be found in the Teyonah Parris – biography and facts below.

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Early Life

Teyonah Parris was born 33 years ago in Hopkins, South Carolina.

She was admitted into the School for the Arts and Humanities in South Carolina for 11th to 12th grades before she was attending the Juilliard School, a prestigious high school in the stage and graduating from this school. 

While she was raised and born in South Carolina, Parris decided to move to New York in order to pursue her acting career.


Parris is one of the rising American actresses that can be considered to have an extensive acting career.

The 33-year-old actress made her very first appearance in The Good Wife, an American drama TV series in 2010. 

In 2012, Parris made her second appearance by portraying the character of Dawn Chambers in the TV series Mad Men.

It's a critically acclaimed TV series that is also starring Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm. She first appeared on the show in season 5 as a new secretary of Don Draper, which was played by Jon Hamm.  

Two years later, Parris made her first debut in an indie film entitled Dear White People. The film was actually adapted from one of Netflix's popular series.

In the original movie, Parris landed a role as Collandrea White, and through this film, she won the category of Best Breakthrough Performance in the Black Reel Award.

Parris later began playing a new role in Starz's comedy series entitled Survivor's Remorse in the same year.

She also won the category of Outstanding Actress in the NAACP Image Award for her role in Spike Lee's drama film entitled Chi-Raq.

Teyonah Parris has played many different roles in motion pictures and TV series. However, her role as Monica Rambeau can be deemed a vital role that makes her receive significant recognition in Hollywood.

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Upcoming Project

Parris is not just taking a role as Monica Rambeau in Disney's WandaVision.

She will be reprising her role in the upcoming sequel of Captain Marvel, which will be released in November next year.

That was all about this rising start, Teyonah Parris – biography and facts that can't be missed.

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