Welcome to Karimah Westbrook Online your official source to follow the news of actress Karimah Westbrook, born October 06. Karimah has played in roles opposite Alfre Woodard in American Violet, Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary and Julianne Moore in Suburbicon. Have a great visit on the site!
July 16th, 2019

July 8th, 2019

Karimah Westbrook not only plays a passionate mother on CW’s All American, but she gives back to South Central Los Angeles’s youth through an amazing organization called A Place Called Home.

For Jejune Magazine
Photo by Leslie Alejandro

To learn more about Karimah and A Place Called Home, please read further here.

June 21st, 2019

Karimah receives an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination by Black Reel Awards for her role as Grace James on the CW drama series. Other nominees include Indya Moore (Pose) FX, Susan Kelechi Watson (This is Us) NBC, Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar) OWN and Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf) OWN.

Learn more about Black Reel Awards here.

May 7th, 2019

Movie stills of Karimah in Bolden, courtesy of King Bolden LLC.

King Bolden LLC. has released the long awaited trailer for the upcoming biopic Bolden about the life and times of jazz icon Buddy Bolden.

Inspired by the life of Buddy Bolden, the film reimagines the compelling, powerful and tragic life of an unsung American hero and the social context in which his revolutionary music was conceived. Bolden features Gary Carr, Erik LaRay, Yaya DaCosta, Reno Wilson, Karimah Westbrook and Robert Ri’chard.

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May 6th, 2019

Karimah Westbrook on her latest projects ‘Bolden’ and ‘All American’

by Gabrielle Alexandria Smith for At the Movies

KW: I am all about love. Love is the most powerful force there is, and it causes individuals to walk with a very strong (energetic) life force. This positions you to be able to do miraculous things as a human being. Everything is energy. You will see more miracles. You can get a lot more done coming from a place of love.

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May 2nd, 2019

Karimah Westbrook Walking a Golden Path Guided by Her Faith, Determination and Instinct

Proud Chicagoan, Actress, Writer, Producer, and Performing Arts alumni, Karimah Westbrook, has an impressive resume. Westbrook has accumulated a plethora of on-screen films and TV shows under her belt and she continues to knock them out. Her determination to follow her dreams is bound to inspire and motivate budding actors and actresses who desire to take a leap into the magical and sometimes grueling world of Hollywood movie making.

by Nadine White for Phenom Digital Magazine
Photo by Leslie Alejandro

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May 1st, 2019

The cast and director Dan Pritzker attend a special preview of Bolden movie at SFJazz.

April 24th, 2019

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February 20th, 2019

Karimah stops by the ET studio to talk about her role on the CW series ‘All American’.

February 8th, 2019

Karimah stops by Sister Circle TV. Tune in to ‘Sister Circle Live’ Monday – Friday at 12p/est on TvOne.

February 8th, 2019

All American cast and showrunner stops by the 2019 SCAD aTVFest on Friday (February 8) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. They attended the press events to promote their CW show All American. See video below where they talk accents, filming in Crenshaw, and more with Entertainment Weekly.

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December 1st, 2018

Karimah attends the Black AIDS Institute’s 2018 Heroes in The Struggle Gala at California African American Museum in Los Angeles, California.

November 5th, 2018

MK: Talk about how you got the role on All American and the importance of keeping your ambition in check in Hollywood. What would you have to say to young creatives who have experienced a lot of rejection.

by Mya Kay for Bronze Magazine
Photo by David Higgs

KW: I’ve been working at this for a long time. There’s no real knowing in this business. The best thing to do is to stick with it and keep pursuing your dreams and do the best you can. I’ve worked very hard in the last few years and have been focused in a different way and I believe now, I was ready for this opportunity. Before I wasn’t emotionally mature as I needed to be. There’s a molding and growth that’s taking place during the journey, one that’s necessary to receive what you’re seeking and a lot of artist have to realize that.

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October 21st, 2018

A Chicago-raised actress reveals our common threads in CW’s new “All American.”

by Kelly Aigion for Chicago Splash
Photo by David Higgs

LIVES IN: Los Angeles. GREW UP IN: Maywood, Broadview & Forest Park. AGE: 40. CLAIM TO FAME: Westbrook leapt into her big-screen debut in Paramount’s “Save the Last Dance.” She can currently be seen in the CW’s new series “All American,” playing the mother of a South Central L.A. football player recruited to play for Beverly Hills High.

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October 16th, 2018

Karimah Westbrook from ‘All American’ Gives Romper An Inside Look

by Kathleen Walsh for Romper.com
Photo by Art Streiber/The CW

The CW is where great soapy teen dramas are born, and the network’s new show All American is no different. A teen football star finds himself suddenly plucked from his life in South Central LA to live with his coach’s family in Beverly Hills. The story obviously centers on the kid, but I couldn’t help asking myself, what about his poor mother? So I went right to the source. Karimah Westbrook, who plays the young lead’s mom in the show, spoke to Romper about a teen drama from the perspective of Mom. Westbrook spoke to why her character would let her son live with another family for five days out of the week, and how she got in touch with her character in such a difficult situation.

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Current Projects
ALL AMERICAN (2018)
Filming
When a star high school football player from South Central is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School, two separate worlds collide.

BEYOND THE BADGE (2018)
Post-Production
Synopsis not yet available.

BOLDEN (2018)
Completed
A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

SUBURBICON (2017)
In theaters Oct 27 (USA) & Nov 24 (UK)
A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

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