Chandra Currelley-Young

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Chandra Currelley-Young
Born Chandra Currelley
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 1986–present
Website Official website

Chandra Currelley-Young is an American actress and singer. Currelley has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions. She also has appeared in several stage plays.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Chandra Currelley-Young was a member of the SOS Band from the late 1980s up until 1992, when Chandra left the band to pursue a career in acting and theater.[2] Because of her background in theater, Currelley-Young was selected by Debbie Allen to be the featured soloist in her production "Soul Possessed" which debuted at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

Her breakout role came when she starred in the David Petrarca's hit production, "Dinah Was", the story of singer Dinah Washington.[4] She established her acting career by appearing in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family and many other of his productions.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1999 I Know I've Been Changed Emma
2003 Madea's Class Reunion Emma Direct-to-DVD release
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Herself
2007 What's Done in the Dark Brenda Direct-to-DVD release
2009 Crowns Mother Shaw
2009 Laugh to Keep from Crying Belinda Direct-to-DVD release
2010 Madea's Big Happy Family Shirley Direct-to-DVD release
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family (film) Sister Laura
2011 A Madea Christmas Lilian Direct-to-DVD release
2013 The Samurai Fran Wyman
Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse Miss V. Regular


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