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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(s): yellow and blue



Biography

Actress, writer and producer Karimah Westbrook stars on CW’s newest Greg Berlanti drama series All American opposite Taye Diggs. The show, which premiered October 2018, is celebrated for tackling important topics such as socioeconomic inequality and racial issues. Additional episodes have been ordered. Karimah is Grace James, the mother of the football prodigy Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) who encourages her son to pursue a better future by attending the prestigious Beverly Hills High.

She stars in the upcoming indie feature Bolden telling the mythical account of the Cornet King of New Orleans, Buddy Bolden. She recently starred opposite Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in the George Clooney directed feature Suburbicon which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Karimah shined in her breakthrough performance in Paramount’s box office hit Save the Last Dance and earned recognition for her roles in the critically acclaimed Sony Classic biopic Badassss! opposite Mario Van Peebles, in American Violet opposite Alfre Woodard, in The Rum Diary opposite Johnny Depp and in American Fusion where she learned to speak Mandarin Chinese.

In television, Westbrook has appeared on Showtime’s award-winning dramedy series Shameless, NBC’s Aquarius, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, Freeform’s The Fosters and AMC’s Mad Men.

In theater, she received a NAACP Theatre Awards nomination for It’s Just Sex! And starred in the Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Pieces, Avery Screiber Playhouse’s The Girls of Summer, The Cast Theater’s Boy’s Life, The Working Stages’ Glengarry Glen Ross, Stella Adler Theater’s A Black Trilogy and Ivar Theater’s Dawgs.

Westbrook received a Best Actress nomination for Best Kept Secret; a project she also wrote and produced. The short aired on BET and earned international attention. She also produced award-winning short films A Fire in a Dovecot, Watts & Volts and Pastor Stuart.

Karimah is a native of Chicago and later enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Arts- West in Los Angeles. She mentors at A Place Called Home for at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles trying to pursue a future in the arts. She is an emerging and passionate artist of abstract paintings and sold 12 paintings at her first art show in 2009.




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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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