Be a part of Us For an IG Stay Dialog with Jennifer Sears of ALLBLK’s ‘Covenant’
Be a part of us at the moment at 12:45 pm PT / 3:45 pm ET on Instagram reside, • host Ryanne Bennett interviews actor Jennifer Sears.
Jennifer Sears was born in Douglas, GA, and raised in Paterson, NJ. Whereas nonetheless comparatively younger, she moved to Dublin, GA, mixing her earlier inner-city setting with that of her new southern hometown, therefore, offering her with a cultural combine on which she would unwittingly rely in her future profession. Rising up in Dublin, Sears excelled in each scholastics and athletics corresponding to monitor and area, in addition to cheerleading for which she was awarded NCA All-American.
Following commencement, Sears moved to Atlanta to attend the celebrated traditionally black college, Clark Atlanta College, the place she studied and attained her Bachelor of Arts in political science/pre-law together with her sights set on a future in regulation, particularly leisure regulation. Unbeknownst to her, leisure was actually destined, simply in a unique capability. Shortly after commencement, whereas on the proverbial crossroads like many faculty graduates getting into younger maturity, Sears was invited to audition for a task in a movie by a pal who was working as a manufacturing assistant on the venture. Geared up with no skilled appearing expertise, no headshot, no illustration and no cares, Sears went to the open name with nothing greater than optimism and confidence and booked the function instantly.
That movie was none aside from Tyler Perry’s box-office hit Madea’s Household Reunion. To have an appearing debut in an unforgettable scene in Tyler Perry’s directorial debut is what many might contemplate sheer luck, however Sears took this as an indication on the crossroads to detour from regulation and proceed into appearing. That, she did, by no means trying again. A number of years later, this time correctly outfitted with years of coaching and expertise, Sears has labored alongside a few of the trade’s most astounding expertise and manufacturing groups with roles within the award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated movie Bessie alongside Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique, The Better of Enemies starring Taraji P. Henson, VH1’s Daytime Divas alongside Tichina Arnold, Bounce’s Saints and Sinners, FOX’s Star, to call just a few.
In 2020, Sears joined OWN’s acclaimed collection Greenleaf, the drama in regards to the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf household and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, darkish secrets and techniques and lies, for his or her closing season. Sears portrayed ‘Tara,’ the sister of ‘Rochelle Cross’ performed by Future Baby’s LeToya Luckett, who holds a big a part of the Greenleaf household’s destiny in her arms when a buried secret is found. Sears loved the problem of taking this new character being launched to the Greenleaf franchise and respiratory life into her.
Sears went on to recur as ‘Shalogn’ on Season 2 of BET’s comedy collection Larger, earlier than starring as one of many leads in “Unhealthy Dad Rehab: The Subsequent Session.” The heartfelt drama movie adopted 4 males scuffling with fatherhood and in want of steerage by means of an unconventional rehab program. Sears performed ‘Denise,’ a faithful spouse to one of many “dangerous dads”, having to hold the family by herself which causes many problems each bodily and emotionally. Jennifer simply appeared as ‘Kietra’ on FOX’s “The Resident” and can quickly be seen starring in one other lead function as ‘Jada’ within the rom-com movie “F Boy Free” from author/director George Lott.
The Atlanta actress stars as lead in her newest venture, the Covenant collection which premiered on AMC+ Community’s ALLBLK on October 14, 2021. Jennifer performs the lead function of ‘Trish’, which she considers essentially the most difficult and rewarding character in her 16+ 12 months profession. Her character’s story titled “The Retribution”, which is about to air in November 2021, was a personally tough one to inform, as Sears needed to relive her personal traumatic experiences within the title of artwork and storytelling. Jennifer initially auditioned for one more character however booked the function of ‘Trish’ as a substitute, which she calls God’s method of guiding her alongside the trail of therapeutic. With a mentality of “it’s important to really feel so as to heal,” Jennifer let her religion take over and “trusted God together with her ache” to in a position to play the function, working with an emotional and intimacy counselor offered by manufacturing. Covenant, created by Kaye Singleton, is an exhilarating 4-part 8-episode anthology collection that reimagines basic Bible tales as they might happen within the fashionable world—difficult viewers to look at how sacred classes of religion and love match into at the moment’s society.
Whereas Sears has no intention of slowing down anytime quickly career-wise, she all the time makes time for philanthropy and social activism; lending her voice, assets, and affect to numerous worthy causes, remaining true to her political science roots, and being a real maverick in all walks of life.
As all the time, you may catch the dialog reside or the replay on BGN’s Instagram web page @blackgirlnerds.