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 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 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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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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October 12th, 2018

While we all have different desires, we all have in common the perception that by having or experiencing what we want, we will feel good or better. Sometimes, this makes us conditioned to wait for things or people to make us feel happy. What if the formula works completely opposite?! At least, by allowing ourselves to have faith and enjoy our journey, we will have the possibility to be in control or how we feel.

by Armand Alvarez for The Hedonist Magazine
Photo by David Higgs

“I think it all starts from within. If you feel good and have joy in your heart, your actions will reflect that.

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October 11th, 2018

Q: I read on your site that you attended military school, was there a reason behind this? It isn’t typically the school of choice for aspiring actresses.

by Timonthy Hines for The Next Big Thing Magazine
Photo by Nate Taylor

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October 4th, 2018

From crashing the audition and landing a part in the hit movie “Save the Last Dance” to her new role in the CW series “All American”. Karimah Westbrook learned you have to “Go For It”.

by Mario Barberio for Beyond the Spotlights.
Photos by Mario Baberio

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October 4th, 2018

Some time ago, Chicago native Karimah Westbrook made up her mind to relocate to LA and has been active ever since….

by Krystal Luster for Twenty4Seven Magazine
Photo by David Higgs

Q: How would you describe the racial climate today? We are doing great things and doors are opening but at the same time, racism is becoming more “in your face” again.

A: Racism is as sad today as it was when our ancestors experienced it. I still believe it’s a spirit of some kind, living throughout the generations and beliefs taught in the households. Today technology can capture racist acts on video so it feels like it’s more in our faces but racism has never not existed.

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September 28th, 2018

Star style trends to watch for the new fall season.

Sophisticated Black Hair Oct/Nov issue.
Photo by Nate Taylor

“Actress Karimah Westbrook is a true All American beauty, which coincidentally, is the name of her new CW-TV show. Here, the Naturalista shows off her gorgeous curls worn loose and snipped into a graduated bob. A center part is all that’s needed to detail this camera-ready coif…”

May 11th, 2018

by Kimberly Roots for TV Line

The CW has given a series order to All American, a football drama executive-produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. The series is inspired by the life of pro player Spencer Paysinger and formerly titled Spencer.

Logline: When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds – Crenshaw and Beverly Hills – begins to collide.

The cast includes Daniel Ezra (The Missing), Taye Diggs (Private Practice), Cody Christian (Teen Wolf), Samantha Logan (13 Reasons Why), Monet Mazur (Castle), Michael Evans Behling and Karimah Westbrook (Shameless, Aquarius). April Blair (Reign) will write and executive-produce alongside Berlanti, Schechter and Rob Hardy.

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March 19th, 2018

by Denise Petski for Deadline

Karimah is set as a series regular in the CW’s untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Blair (Reign) and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger and produced by L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers.

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February 15th, 2018

Chicago natives Craig Robinson and Karimah Westbrook team up to send unserved children in the Chicago area homeless shelters and in foster care to see Marvel’s highly-anticipated Black Panther. The two bought out a Studio Movie Grill movie screening for February 16th to send children from Mercy Home and Teen Living Program to see Black Panther for free.

With celebrities like Octavia Spencer, Kendrick Lamar, Issa Rae, T.I, Regina King, Zendaya and even King T’Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman, treating kids to free screenings of what may be the most inspiring film to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther has become so much more than a superhero movie.

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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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