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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


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 or Dramatic Arts-West, 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. Mayers opposite Julianne Moore in George Clooney’s feature Suburbicon.

Amassing an impressive list of credits, Karimah has appeared in 14 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 being cast as a series regular in the CW series All American opposite Daniel Ezra and Taye Diggs.

Her professional theater credits include Vanessa in Pieces (Pasadena Playhouse), Lisa in It’s Just Sex! (NAACP Theatre Awards Best Ensemble Nominee- Secret Rose Theater), Toni in The Girls of Summer (Avery Schreiber Playhouse), Maggie in Boy’s Life (The Cast Theater), Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross (The Working Stages), Yolanda in A Black Trilogy (Stella Adler Theater) and Asia in Dawgs (Ivar Theater)

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.

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

Synopsis not yet available.

BOLDEN (2018)
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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