Ashley Blaine Featherson
Ashley Blaine Featherson
Featherson in 2017
|Born||December 4, 1987|
|Alma mater||Howard University|
|Known for||Dear White People|
Ashley Blaine Featherson (born December 4, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known as the co-creator and star of Black&SexyTV's Hello Cupid. She currently stars as Joelle in the Netflix series Dear White People.
Life and career
Featherson is from Maryland and grew up in a predominately white community. She first acted at age four in a school production and enjoyed it from that age. When she was 14 she began to perform at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC and studied under costume designer Reggie Ray. Featherson attended Howard University and graduated from the Fine Arts department where she majored in musical theater. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Featherson has stated that she most admires the career and work of Vanessa Williams.
Featherson co-created the digital series Hello Cupid with Lena Waithe in 2012. The show was distributed by Black & Sexy TV and eventually rebooted. Featherson also starred in the series opposite Hayley Marie Norman.
Her first feature film was Dear White People in 2014. She reprised the supporting role of Joelle in the 2017 Netflix television series adaptation of the same name. Dear White People's fourth season has not yet announced a premiere date.
She co-starred in the 2018 web series Leimert Park, which premiered at Sundance. Featherson also appeared in the re-creation of the photograph "A Great Day in Harlem", organized by Netflix's Strong Black Lead initiative.
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