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Danielle Deadwyler, C'2004, Captivates in Recent Movie Role

November 2022

Danielle Deadwyler  Award-winning actress and writer/producer, Danielle Deadwyler, C’2004, is receiving critical acclaim for her starring role in "Till" – a film highlighting Mamie Till Mobley’s pursuit of justice following the murder of her son, Emmett Till.
In addition to her on-screen work, Deadwyler has an extensive background in other artistic mediums. Her raw talent has also been seen in stage productions like "Charlotte’s Web" and "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf." After graduating from Spelman College, Deadwyler received an M.A. in American and Interdisciplinary Studies from Columbia University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Poetry from Ashland University (Ohio).

Some of Deadwyler’s most notable works include guest-star roles on BET’s "Being Mary Jane," Tyler Perry and the OWN Network’s "The Have and The Have Nots," and her star role in the Netflix western film "The Harder They Fall."