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October 26th, 2017

Actress Karimah Westbrook owns the screen in the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon, a thriller set in Levittown, Pennsylvania in 1957. The dark comedy is inspired by the true story of the first Black family moving into the all-white planned community of Suburbicon. Westbrook plays Mrs. Meyers, completely unbothered by her racist neighbors in the town, who relentlessly targets her family.

by Yvette Caslin for Rolling Out
Photo by Alex J. Berliner

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October 24th, 2017

As an actress, sometimes it takes more than developing a character from scratch. In those rare moments, an actress must portray a real-life person. For actress Karimah Westbrook that day came when she accepted the role of Daisy Meyers in the George Clooney directed movie Suburbicon.

by Dana Abercrombie for The Koalition
Photo by Nate Taylor

Opening this Friday, Daisy Myers and her husband William (played by Leith M. Burke) were moved to 43 Deepgreen Lane in Levittown, Pennsylvania, in August 1957 which set off a violent racial conflict that lasted months.

Taking place almost sixty years ago, this African-American couple and their actions draw a strong parallel to the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In Suburbicon, the Myers move into a picture perfect community, setting off racial violence the town has never seen before. As Daisy faces racism from the entire town, she remains unwavering in the basic human right to live wherever she wants.

The Koalition had an opportunity to speak to Westbrook about her role, her acting process and the unknown story of the Myers.

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October 23rd, 2017

We have photo stills of Karimah Westbrook as Mrs. Meyers in the film.

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Source: New York Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times (Photo Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle)

October 23rd, 2017

We all need role models, inspiration, mentors. If you are blessed enough to find that spark out there, you will certainly light it in your own heart. Once your mind is mastered and your soul is pure, you can achieve anything. I can say this with certainty as I have experienced it in my own personal life. My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda, inspires me every day to look for those lights out there that can awaken the world. Those ordinary humans who bless us through their victories, the examples of how earthly desires can become enlightenment if wished for with a wise mind. Sharing stories of victory can motivate us to be better people and to never settle in life.

by Simonetta Lein for Huffington Post
Photo by Nate Taylor

“If someone like her can make it, I can make it too”. “I want to be just like him or her, and maybe better”. We need thoughts like these; we need the great leaders of the future. We need women to arise without jealousy or animosity. Your victory is my victory as I can be inspired to strive for more. Your successes are also mine, as we should know in our hearts how good it is to feel joy for the accomplishments of others.

I want to see success stories and to be motivated as I feel when I read the story of actress Karimah Westbrook.

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October 23rd, 2017

As Chicago native Karimah Westbrook prepared for her role as the wife and mother of the first black family to move into the fictional Suburbicon — in director and co-writer George Clooney’s new film of the same title (opening Friday) — the actress looked to history for inspiration.

by Bill Zwecker for Chicago Sun Times

The project was sparked by the true story of Daisy Meyers and her family moving into the all-white planned community of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in 1957, so Westbrook first turned to Meyers’ memoir of that period, “Sticks and Stones.”

“I learned so much from reading her book,” said the actress, seen earlier in “Badasssss” and “The Rum Diary.” “You can understand how Daisy came to be known as the ‘Rosa Parks of the North,’ ” for sticking it out in Levittown for five years, despite constant harassment, intimidation, hostility and all kinds of racial bias.

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October 22nd, 2017

In a lovely OTT Dubai dress, Karimah in Los Angeles for ‘Suburbicon’ premiere, a George Clooney film starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac.


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October 22nd, 2017

Karimah speaking with reporters at the press junket for Suburbicon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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October 15th, 2017

Karimah attended the fundraiser for Upward African Woman at the Beverly Hills Womens Club. UAW is a non-profit organization committed to establishing and supporting sustainable programs to tackle poverty, illiteracy, disease and hopelessness in order to improve the general well-being of the African woman and child. She can been seen with actors Tammie Townsend, Kelsey Scott and Beth Payne.

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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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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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