Teyonah Parris is an American actress. She is best known for the movie ‘Chi-Raq’ in 2015. This was a crime comedy musical drama which was directed and produced by Spike Lee. For this movie, she got nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. Teyonah Parris was born in Hopkins in South Carolina, US. She went to the South Carolina Governor’s School. She did her graduation from Julliard School.

In 2010, she started her career from the TV show ‘The Good Wife’. In 2012, she appeared as a recurring role in the TV show Mad Men. He debut film was ‘ Dear White People’ in 2014. She later worked in the comedy series ‘ Survivor’s Remorse’ in Starz. She was starred in the movie ‘Five Nights in Maine’ alongside David Oyelowo in 2015.

She worked in the biopic of Miki Howard playing the lead role. This movie was written and directed by Maris Curran. She has worked in many short films including ‘Empire Corner’ in 2010 and ‘Wu is dead’ in 2010.

She got Hollywood Film Festival Jury Prize for Exceptional Emerging Artist Acting for the short film 90 Days. Her upcoming films include ‘The Photograph’ and ‘ Candyman’ in 2020.