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October 13th, 2017

Karimah Westbrook is featured in the October digital issue of Splash Magazine!

We chat with “Suburbicon” co-star Karimah Westbrook about the film, her career, and fearless resistance.

by Splash Staff for Splash Magazine

Actress Karimah Westbrook, co-star of the highly anticipated, and rather controversial, upcoming Coen Brothers/George Clooney drama “Suburbicon“, talks about her career, whom she most admires in Hollywood, how she prepared to portray civil rights icon Daisy Myers, and whether or not racism can be eradicated in the United States.

SPLASH STAFF – Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What’s your background?

KARIMAH WESTBROOK – My name is Karimah Westbrook, I’m originally from Chicago but I currently reside in Los Angeles, California. I’m the youngest of two, being myself and my sister, and I have always been extremely driven. I’m an actress, who also writes and produces, and I got my first big industry break by crashing an audition for “Save the Last Dance”, starring Julia Stiles and Kerry Washington. Since then I have proceeded to appear in a number of feature films, working with the likes of Johnny Depp, Alfre Woodard, Giovanni Ribisi and Mario Van Peebles, and I’ve also worked on 25 plus TV shows including “Shameless”, “Girlfriends”, “The Fosters”, “Mad Men”, “Masters of Sex”, etc.

SS – When did you decide that you wanted to peruse acting as a career?

KW – I participated in all of my school plays as a kid, but I didn’t consider pursuing a career in acting until I was seventeen years old, post military school.

SS – As an actress, with the incredible amount of competition for great rolls, do you deem it important to create your own projects and opportunities in Hollywood?

KW – There is an incredible amount of competition as an actor but I live by the motto “What’s meant for me will be”. Creating your own opportunities is absolutely necessary if you want to facilitate your own path and work more frequently in this industry. It’s also the biggest marketing tool, a calling card if you will, that an actor can create for themselves and their careers. Don’t wait, create. The doors will open.

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October 5th, 2017

Karimah appeared at the fashion week opening in Los Angeles for the Noe Bernacelli show. She was featured in the LA weekly as one the beautiful people that attended this event.

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Source: LA Weekly
Photo credit: Star Foreman



October 5th, 2017

Karimah Westbrook is a name that you might not readily recognize but a face you may definitely recognize from several co-starring and bit parts in major projects over the years like Moesha starring Brandy and Baadasssss starring Mario Van Pebbles to name a few.

Interviewed by Keith Trent for TNE Magazine

Karimah is a Chicago born actress who was drawn to the arts very early. I found out just like myself as early as a young child first demonstrated her prowess for the arts by putting on little performances for family members as a kid. She later attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts-Westin Chicago to study and hone many of the tools that would help shape her acting process and lay the groundwork to developing her dynamically captivating style as a teenager. However her burning desire to get her feet wet and immerse herself in the actual industry as a working actress compelled her to leave her seemingly restrictive conservatory early to pursue her acting career.

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October 2nd, 2017

Karimah attends the ‘Marshall’ premiere in Los Angeles, a film about a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Karimah posed with the director Reginald Hudlin as well as some of the cast Chadwick Boseman, Jussie Smolett and Sterling K Brown.

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September 24th, 2017

Interview with Suburbicon star Karimah Westbrook — “Racism just feels like a spirit to me.”

Interviewed by Shana Lieberman for Hidden Remote

Karimah Westbrook discusses her upcoming role in Suburbicon, the film’s relevant portrayal of Levittown’s racism, and more.

Hidden Remote had the pleasure of speaking with actress Karimah Westbrook. She stars in the upcoming film Suburbicon, a mystery-crime thriller directed by George Clooney, which arrives in theaters October 27. Westbrook, who stars alongside Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, gave us the scoop on the film and more!

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September 10th, 2017

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Karimah Westbrook, and Producer Grant Heslov attend the Toronto Press Conference for Suburbicon. The cast of Suburbicon also respond to questions at press conference in a video that you can discover below.


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September 10th, 2017

The cast of Suburbicon took the opportunity to pose at TIFF x Huawei Portrait Studio with solo
shots of Karimah. The TIFF x Huawei Portrait Studio photos are taken by Toronto’s own Kourosh Keshiri.

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September 9th, 2017

Karimah Westbrook attends a premiere for ‘Suburbicon’ on day 3 of the Toronto International
Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9th.


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September 1st, 2017

Lynda Myers tells the story of her parents, who were harassed and threatened by their white neighbors in an effort to get them to move out of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s.

The Myers family, who were African-American, moved into a cookie-cutter suburb populated entirely by white people in the summer of 1957. It’s the true story that inspired Clooney’s Suburbicon, a drama starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore that debuts Sept. 2 at the Venice Film Festival.

“Those in the North love to think they had nothing to do with [racism],” Clooney tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They love to wash their hands and say: ‘Actually, we were the liberals. We were against slavery and pro-civil rights.’ And the truth of the matter was much more complicated. There were a lot of problems, particularly in places like Levittown.”

The movie interweaves two tales — one involving the black family, the other a seemingly normal white family next door that turns out to have its own dark secret — and could not be better timed, coming soon after the Aug. 12 events of Charlottesville and the uproar following President Donald Trump’s apparent defense of the white supremacists who had demonstrated there.

“What’s been so demoralizing is that, I don’t think anyone thought George was prescient in what we were shooting; we all felt we were talking about things that had happened in the past,” says Moore. “But what’s happened recently has been absolutely shocking.”

Levittown was a planned community of some 17,000 almost-identical homes, designed to be the perfect suburb for residents fleeing the expensive, crowded cities. That, at least, was the way it was conceived by William Levitt, who built several such housing projects across the country (the original, best-known Levittown was on Long Island). But he may also have had other things in mind when he envisioned this most homogeneous of environments: to create a haven where white people could live without the presence of minorities, especially African-Americans.

“The reality was, William Levitt was a bigot,” says Clooney. “And William Levitt wouldn’t let blacks move into his homes and was taken to court and ordered to integrate. And rather than integrate, he sold his property.”

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August 28th, 2017

Pics of Karimah getting ready for her publicity photo shoot with Storm Santos.


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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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