Who is Amirah Vann?
Amirah Vann is an actress, who is probably best known for portraying the character of Ernestine in WGN America TV’s series called “Underground”. Apart from this, she is also widely recognized for several of her other notable acting engagements, such as appearances in movies “And So It Goes” (2014) and “Tracers” (2015) as well as in the TV series’ “Major Crimes” and “How to Get Away with Murder”.
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Amirah Vann’s Early Life, Nationality and Education
Amirah Vann was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer, on the 2nd July 1978, in New York City’s borough of Queens, USA, and apart from mainland American – Georgia – ancestry from her father’s side, as well as of Puerto Rican descent from her mother’s, being also of African-American ethnicity. Upon completing her elementary education, Amirah then matriculated from Far Rockaway High School, before enrolling at Fordham University from which she graduated, earning her bachelor’s degree. She later continued her education at the famous Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, from which she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree.
Amirah Vann’s Early Career
Amirah began her professional performing career as a singer at weddings, as well as being a background dancer at various public events. Eventually she became a member of The Continuum Company, with which she made her on-stage acting debut in a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” theatrical production. This was followed by a variety of off-Broadway appearances, in productions such as “The Mountaintop”, “Laughing Pictures” and “Trouble in Mind”.
Amirah’s on-camera acting debut occurred in 2006 when she appeared in the short video named “Three and a Half Thoughts” which was followed by her debut small screen appearance in an episode of the TV series “Family Values”. In the course of the next decade, Vann honed her acting skills by appearing in a variety of motion pictures, including the 2009 comedy drama movie “Once More with Feeling”, as well as TV series’ such as “Girls”, “Believe” and “Mozart in the Jungle”.
To a greater prominence Amirah came in 2014, when alongside Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas, she appeared in the romantic comedy drama movie “And So It Goes”, which was followed by a supporting role in the 2015 action movie “Tracers”, with Taylor Lautner in the main role.
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— Amirah Vann (@amirahvann) March 29, 2016
The real breakthrough in Amirah Vann’s acting career occurred in 2016 when she was cast in the recurring role of Ernestine in the TV period drama series “Underground“, which depicts a story about the so-called underground railroad in Georgia used by African-American slaves to escape to their freedom. As the head house slave Ernestine, she appeared in 20 episodes through the show’s two seasons, before it was called off. For her performance, in 2017 Amirah was honored with the Image Award’s nomination for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
“How to Get Away with Murder” and her other projects
In 2017, Vann joined the crew of the fifth season of TNT TV’s police drama series “Major Crimes” which follows everyday endeavors and struggles of the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, starring in the recurring role of Special Agent Jazzma Fey. Between 2017 and 2018, Amirah Venn also portrayed the role of the recurring character Tegan Price in the highly popular ABC TV’s legal drama series “How to Get Away with Murder”, which follows a university law professor who, alongside a handful of her students, becomes the mastermind behind a homicide plot. The most recent acting engagement of Amirah Vann is as the FBI Agent Justine Simon in the 2018 TV crime series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”.
Amirah Vann’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this American actress accumulated so far? How rich Amirah Vann is? According to sources, it is estimated that her total net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of at least $250,000, acquired primarily through her stage and on-camera professional acting career since 2003.
Amirah Vann’s Personal Appearance and Social Media presence
Amirah sports a slim and toned body figure, featuring a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70 m) and weighing around 135 lbs (61 kg). All these “perks”, in addition to her black hair and dark colored eyes, make her appearance quite alluring which has certainly helped in her area of expertise.
Amirah is regularly active on several social media networks, including her Instagram and Twitter accounts which have amassed a total of more than 100,000 fans and followers altogether. Her official Facebook profile has been followed by 22,000 admirers.
Is Amirah Vann married? More about her personal life
Amirah Vann is not married but she isn’t available either – she is in a long-term relationship with a certain man named Patrick Oyeku. Judging by their mutual pictures posted on her official Instagram account, their relationship is quite harmonious, while their love appears to be blooming.
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