Welcome to Karimah Westbrook Online your 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!

Fun Facts

1. Name means generous one

2. Loved to sing as a kid and Little Shop of Horror was her favorite musical.

3. Growing up she was very sporty. She was a gymnast, played volleyball, softball and was the point guard on her high school basketball team.

4. She attended military school.

5. Paints using acrylate and water colors, at her first art show she sold 12 paintings.

6. Loves to dance.

7. Likes to impersonate people.

8. Loves animals, the oceans and spending time in nature.

9. Favorite color is yellow


Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Karimah Westbrook is an American actress who never looked back after crashing an audition and making her big screen debut in the Paramount box office hit Save the Last Dance

An attendee of California’s Academy of Dramatic Arts, Westbrook earned recognition for her roles as Ginnie, in the critically acclaimed Sony Classic biopic Baadassss! opposite actor/director Mario Van Peebles, as Claudia in American Violet opposite Alfre Woodard, as Papa Nebo opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary and as Mrs. Meyers opposite Julianne Moore in Suburbicon.

Amassing an impressive list of credits, Karimah has appeared in 13 feature films including American Fusion, where she learned to speak Mandarin Chinese. She has guest starred and recurred on over 25 TV shows including Shameless, Aquarius, Masters of Sex, The Fosters, and Mad Men, as well as produced several award winning short films.

Creating her own opportunities, Westbrook started by writing, producing and starring in short film Best Kept Secret. The film aired on television in the US and garnered international attention. Well received by the arts community, Karimah was nominated for “Best Actress” by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago, for her work in the film. Westbrook also produced award-winning short films A Fire In A Dovecot, Watts & Volts, and Pastor Stuart

Giving back to the community, Karimah Westbrook served as a mentor and board member of the Leadership Council for A Place Called Home, a youth center in South Central Los Angeles that helps young adults in the inner city find success and self-reliance. During her tenure, Westbrook helped to produce Stars & Strikes, an annual fundraising event to support the center's mission.

Current Projects
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BOLDEN (2017)
A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

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

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