Drama. Directed by Lee Daniels. Xosha Kai Roquemore is an American actress. On the morning of the audition, her normal route to school was blocked by a film crew working on American Gangster (2007), so she went to the audition instead. In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. ‘Minari’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Sundance Winner Is A24’s Big Oscar Hopeful. Image: Xosha Roquemore with boyfriend Lakeith Stanfield. She likes to sing and dance in real life, she has that in common with her character Tamara in the TV series The Mindy Project(2013-). Xosha is named after Xhosa people (h in a different place), a Bantu ethnic group found in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I personally found the scenario portrayed in the film to be strikingly realistic, and I think that people who are too ignorant to realize that such a grim existence can feasibly be led in 21st century America need a serious wake-up call. Xosha Kai Roquemore is an American actress. Another criticism of the film – and of the book it is based on – is from the opposite end of the spectrum, and blames the film for portraying TOO bleak a situation to the point of exploitation. Clareece 'Precious' Jones: Xosha Roquemore Of 'Mindy Project' LIVE Actress Xosha Roquemore brings the laughs as Tamra, a no-nonsense nurse and Mindy’s office gal pal on “The Mindy Project.” She joins HuffPost Live to chat about this season of the show, diversity on television, the pressure of Hollywood and more. Her role became a main role in the second season. She likes fashion, especially vintage style, she is regular reader of Vogue & is good enough to be a professional stylist if she wants to. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Xosha worked in a short movie named Shades of Brooklyn(2008) as Allison. She likes pictures of babies in head wraps. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. | Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids. She had previously auditioned for roles in Sesame Street, Star Trek& others, but it was not her time yet. The Best Independent African-American Film, View production, box office, & company info, Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), She was at first was only interested in theater, it fascinated her more than movies/ TV. She is an actress and writer, known for Precious (2009), G.B.F.   |  I wish I had a light-skinned boyfriend with real nice hair. Indiewire You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. And I wanna be on the cover of a magazine. Xosha Roquemore was born on December 11, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Xosha Kai Roquemore. | She is known for her role as Jo Ann in Academy award winning drama movie Precious(2009). Horror Highlights: Balsam: A Paranormal Investigation, Grave Hill, Darkness In Tenement 45, 15 October 2020 Her acting life started when she was in 9th grade, where she acted in plays. Xosha Roquemore was born as Xosha (pronunciation: Zo-sha; meaning: sought after) Kai Roquemore on 11th December 1984 in Los Angeles, California. A common disparagement condemns the movie as "emotionally manipulative" and "superficially inspirational", much like other films that fall into the category of the "inspirational dramas" depicting stories of individuals overcoming obstacles and hardships that many people seem to hate. Xosha Roquemore has a boyfriend named Lakeith Stanfield, they have a child(boy) together (born on June 22nd 2017). (2013), The Butler(2013). For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. With Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey. $1,872,458   |  Precious and her principal are talking back and forth through the apartment intercom system, but Precious is still able to hear the first several words of the principal's response even though she hasn't pressed the 'listen' button yet. A friend at college told Gabourey Sidibe about the open-call audition for the role of Precious. I should start out by emphasizing that I disagree with much of the criticism the film has been receiving. Deon Taylor to Direct Remake of Vietnamese Horror Film ‘The Housemaid’, 30 September 2020 110 min My name is Clareece "Precious" Jones. In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. She received Nomination at the Washington D.C Film Critics Association Award for her role in Precious. Xosha used to have a thick curly hair, she didn't like it when she was young, she has now grown to appreciate her natural hair. Her father is a director. Some of the popular movies she has been part of are: Rivers Wash Over Me(2009), Price Check(2012), G.B.F. Well, I personally found that the film portrays a reality far too bleak and dismal and brutal for it to possibly be considered "inspirational"; in addition, while the film ends on somewhat of a high note, even that is laced with misery and becomes the lesser of two evils for the protagonist. She is democratic party supporter, supported Obama in 2008 elections. Xosha Roquemore is an American actress known for appearing as Tamra in the TV series ‘The Mindy Project’ and as Jo Ann in the film ‘Precious’. She is popular on TV for her regular appearances on The Mindy Project(2013-) as Tamara. Xosha Roquemore is an American TV & Movie actress. Sapphire (novel), Stunning performances but emotionally inconsistent, Horror Highlights: Balsam: A Paranormal Investigation, Grave Hill, Darkness In Tenement 45, Deon Taylor to Direct Remake of Vietnamese Horror Film ‘The Housemaid’, ‘Minari’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Sundance Winner Is A24’s Big Oscar Hopeful. She worked in a restaurant simultaneously to supplement her income from acting. She developed a deep interest in acting when she a little girl. She has guest starred in TV series like: Viralcom(2008), Nurse Jackie(2010), 10 Things I Hate About You(2010), Law & Order: Criminal Intent(2010), My Boys(2010), Playing With Guns(2010), Rescue Me(2011), Southland(2012), Kirstie(2013). She is best known for her roles as Jo Ann in Precious and Tamra in The Mindy Project. The Wrap Xosha Roquemore is an American TV & Movie actress. Momma said I can't dance. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Her father who is a director was visiting the area around there and found it interesting. 8 November 2009, 16 October 2020 HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. She is known for her role as Jo Ann in Academy award winning drama movie Precious (2009). | It did not take her long to realize that she wanted a career in the show business.

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