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Young Black actress, Jamilah Rosemond, modeling in heels

Jamilah Rosemond is a Haitian-American, New York-based actress. Jamilah portrays Dorie Ladner in the Netflix film, Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Grounds. Jamilah has also appeared in Bel Air, Raising Kanan, and can be seen in Peacock's limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters, where she plays Regina Hall’s daughter, Keisha. 


She has recently graduated from New York University with a BFA in drama and a concentration in musical theater. She also minored in business in entertainment, media, and technology. She was the president of Artists in Action and was a performer and writer in NYU's main stage production, INTER//STELLAR, which was in collaboration with the National Black Theatre. 

Jamilah is the founder of Girls with Beauty & Brains, which is a girl empowerment blog created to encourage young women and provide them with resources to empower and motivate them to reach their highest potential. Jamilah created Girls with Beauty & Brains because of her personal experiences in middle school. She noticed that girls were always competing with each other as opposed to building each other up, and noticed many girls including herself, lacked confidence because they were trying to fit into society’s standards of beauty. Jamilah also has a series on her blog called, Fabulous Confabulation, which is a one-on-one chat with inspiring women and girls in different career fields to provide viewers with insight on how to reach their dreams. Some women she has interviewed include the following: Grammy-award-winning Performance Coach, KJ Rose; Emmy-award-winning NBC reporter, Joelle Garguilo; Visual journalist/ writer, Liza Donnelly; Be More Chill producer, Jennifer Tepper; casting director, Rachel Reiss; and New Jersey Congresswoman Mrs. Bonnie Watson Coleman. Some awards she has received in recognition of her blog are the following: “In Recognition and Appreciation of Your Ability to be an Inspiration and Visionary Leader” awarded by Rays of Hope and “Empowerment Through Self-Actualization” awarded by the Donald & Alease Hilliard-Chapman Foundation.

Jamilah is very active in her community and constantly speaks up about racial equality. She organized two Black Lives Matter rallies in collaboration with the Movement for Black Lives and Rays of Hope. Both rallies were to amplify Black voices and talents and provide educational resources to the community. Jamilah also had the opportunity to give back through performances when she was cast in Girl Be Heard’s (GBH) MainStage Show, 2030: The Future Is Ours. She has now been in a number of their MainStage shows and has written pieces such as, “Don’t Leave Us a Loan” as well as “No Justice, No Peace,” a monologue about her experiences with racism, which was also featured in Downtown Magazine. In 2020, Jamilah had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Viola Davis for GBH’s Gala and continues to be a part of the organization in different aspects. Jamilah is the youngest board member for GBH and is also the assistant artistic director for the professional performer cohort. 


Jamilah is also a teaching artist and has worked with children between the ages of 5-16 years old. Through Children's Theatre Company (CTC), Jamilah has taught theatre programs in Flint, Michigan; Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NY. Through CTC, Jamilah was also in the equity show, Henry Box Brown (HBB), which has recently been optioned for a Broadway production. They have performed in New York City, Savannah, GA, and Jackson, TN. 

Jamilah was a production assistant at BET Networks, working with Connie Orlando, and a production assistant for the Black Girls Rock Award Show. 

Jamilah was also one of two girls selected from over 500 to host American Girl’s web series, AG Life and she was a consultant for American Girl’s book, Love your Look. 

Jamilah also was the red carpet correspondent for the Celebrity Kids Fashion Show in Newark, NJ, where she interviewed influential people like Power actress, Donshea Hopkins, and award-winning celebrity stylist, Pilar Scratch. Jamilah also had the opportunity to organize a girl empowerment conference at Princeton University called The Celebration of Womanhood. Jamilah’s key role as one of the organizers was to market the event and manage the transportation to ensure that all of the over 200 registered girls were able to attend.

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