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Cesili Williams

UNION STATUS: SAG-AFTRA

TELEVISION:

American Housewife

Dan the Weatherman

Superior Donuts

All about the Washington's

Here and Now

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Type A

2 Broke Girls

Pure Genius

Superstore

How to Get Away with Murder

Kevin From Work

The Odd Couple  

NCIS

Murder in the First 

Just Add Magic 

HOT in Cleveland

Raising Hope

100 Questions

10 Things I Hate About You  

I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant

Diagnosis X               

 

FILM:

The Donut Shop 

 

VOICE-OVER:

World of Warcraft

THEATER:                                                          

The Color Purple 

Four

The Blacks

Shame

Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands

Good Person of Setzuan

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Death and The King’s Horseman

ABC Studios/Dir. Ken Whittingham

FOX Pilot/ Dir. Seth Gordon

CBS/Dir. Phil Lewis

Netflix/Dir. Kimberly McCullough

HBO/Dir. Jeremy Podeswa

CBS/CW/Dir. Jude Weng

20th Century FOX/Dir. Jason Winer

CBS/Warner Bros. Television/Dir. John Riggi

CBS/Dir. Dylan  Massin

NBC/Universal Media/Dir. Alisa Statman

ABC Studios/Shondaland/ Dir.Stephen Cragg       

ABC Family/Hop Skip & Jump Prod/Dir. McG

CBS Eye Productions/Dir.Mark Cendrowski

CBS/ Belisarius Productions/Dir. Alrick Riley

TNT/TNT Originals Prod./Dir. Allison Anders

Amazon/Amazon Studios/Dir.Joe Nussbaum

TV Land/ Hazy Mills Prod. /Dir. Andy Cadiff

20th Century FOX/ Dir. Eyal Gordin

NBC/ Universal Media/ Dir. Alex Hardcastle

ABC Family/Mosquito Prod. /Dir. Gil Junge

TLC/ Mike Mathis Prod. /Dir. Jeff Daniels

TLC/ GRB Entertainment/ Dir. Paul Benz

 

 

Reddclay Productions/Dir. Brad Mayes

 

 

Blizzard Entertainment/ Dir. Andrea Toyias 

 

 

Celebration Theater, LA/Dir.Michael Matthews

CelebrationTheater, LA/Dir. Michael Matthews

Evidence Room, LA/ Dir. Lee Richardson

LA Rock Opera Co./ Dir. Janet Roston

Overtone Industries/Dir. Olan Jones

Calarts, LA/ Dir. Diane Rodriguez

Calarts, LA/ Dir. Michele Shay

Illinois State University, IL/ Dir. Kim Pereira

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Principal

 

 

Norsala

 

 

Celie

Abigail*

Snow*

Hester

Newscaster

Shen Te / Shui Ta

Mattie Campbell

Iyaloja

VOCAL SKILLS:
 17 Years Vocal Training (Alto) Classical Madrigals, Musical Theater, Jazz, Lead Vocalist in Jazz Combo, Vocalist and dancer in International Show Choir DIALECTS: (British, South African, New York, Jamaican) SPECIAL SKILLS: Dance (salsa, swing, ballroom, modern), Roller Skater, Make-Up Artist, Clothing Designer, and Vocal Coach.

EDUCATION /TRAINING:
Calarts, M.F.A. / Illinois State University, B.S.

  • Audition Intensive                  Courtney Barr (Margie Haber Studios)

  • Acting                                       Elizabeth Gamza

  • TV Drama                                Erica Silverman

  • Speech (Skinner)                    Denise Woods                                                                     

  • Voice   (Linklater)                   Fran Bennett                                

  • Universal Studios Tour Guide 

 

AWARDS *

  • NAACP AWARD Best Leading Lady in a Local Play NOMINEE (Celie)

  • OVATION AWARD Best Leading Actress in a Musical NOMINEE and Best Ensemble WINNER (Celie)

  • SCENIE AWARD Best Leading Actress in a Musical WINNER (Celie)

  • LA Weekly Best Musical of the Year WINNER (Celie)

  • LA Weekly Best Supporting Actress NOMINEE (Snow)

  • LA Weekly Best Ensemble NOMINEE  (Abigayle)

  • Irene Ryan Award NOMINEE (Iyaloja)

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