Teyonah Parris is an actress known for her recurring role as Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series, "Mad Men," where played the first major African American character on Mad Men.
She made her television debut in 2010, with a guest-starring role on "The Good Wife." In 2014, Parris had her breakthrough role in the independent film Dear White People. Later in that year, Parris began starring in the Starz comedy series, "Survivor's Remorse." In 2015, Parris went to star in the satirical drama film Chi-Raq directed by Spike Lee, in which she received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture nomination. She played the leading role in Where Children Play directed by Leila Djansi, and starred alongside David Oyelowo in Five Nights in Maine. Later in 2015, she played R&B/Jazz singer Miki Howard in the biopic The Miki Howard Story.
In 2016, Parris was cast as lead character in the period drama film Buffalo Soldier Girl about a woman who, disguised as a man, enlisted and fought with the African American Post Civil War era as a Buffalo Soldier. In 2017, she had a recurring role on the Fox prime time soap opera Empire playing Detective Pamela Rose. In early 2018, Parris was cast in a leading role on the CBS drama pilot "Murder." Also that year, she co-starred in If Beale Street Could Talk, a drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins. Parris will be playing the adult version of Monica Rambeau from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel in the Disney+ upcoming series "WandaVision."
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