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Sarah Culberson

Philanthropist, Dancer & Actress

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 Sarah Culberson Biography

Sarah Culberson was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, to an African father and a white mother. As an infant, she was given up to foster care and adopted by a loving white family in West Virginia. She grew up contemplating and dealing with questions about her identity and her biracial roots.

She fell in love with theatre in early childhood and later won an acting scholarship to attend West Virginia University. She earned her MFA at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and joined the Los Angeles acting community.

Culberson has been acting on stage as well as in films and TV. She appeared in shows such as Strong Medicine, All of Us, Boston Legal, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and the film American Dreamz. She also guest dances with professional Urban Latin Dance Theater company Contra-Tiempo. However, her biggest role so far came when she decided to locate her biological parents. After learning that her biological mother had died when she was just 11, she found out that her father lived in a village in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She learned that she was from a royal family, a Mahaloi, the granddaughter of a Paramount Chief, with the status of a princess. She also learned of the difficulties and privations of the people in Sierra Leone resulting from a brutal 11-year civil war that ended in 2002.

The discovery of her unique heritage and her response to this new information changed her life forever. Now, as co-founder and president of The Kposowa Foundation in Los Angeles, she and many others work to improve education for young people, bring clean drinking water to the community, and provide sustainable opportunities for the people of Sierra Leone. Culberson's story has been featured nationally and internationally in The Singapore News, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, BBC radio, NPR, "Oprah and Friends" radio show, and in magazines such as Reader's Digest, Newsweek, People, and Glamour. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. Culberson's book, A Princess Found, co-written with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin's Press, was released in Barnes and Noble and other bookstores in 2009 and is being used at Pepperdine University in an ethnic identity class.

In addition to raising awareness about Sierra Leone, Sarah Culberson is the director of service-learning at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles. She takes groups to Sierra Leone to stay with her family and work together on different service-learning projects. The groups work on projects with the Bumpe community and learn about the people and the culture of Sierra Leone. Culberson speaks nationally and internationally and shares the inspirational quest that led her to her birth father in a war-torn country that is now rebuilding and moving forward.

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Books
A Princess Found: An American Family, an African Chiefdom, and the Daughter Who Connected Them All

A Princess Found: An American Family, an African Chiefdom, and the Daughter Who Connected Them All

Speaking Topics
  • Overcoming Your Deepest Fears & Making Your Dreams Come True

    In an inspired presentation, Culberson shares her experience of searching for her birth father and the deep fear of rejection and hurt she had to overcome. In doing so, she asks people to consider their own dreams and fears. She encourages audiences to resurrect forgotten goals and to overcome thoughts of “it’s too late.” Arming listeners with the steps they must take to take to find their inner courage, Culberson shares how to seize every opportunity in chasing our wildest dreams and pursing our loftiest goals.

  • From African American to African Princess: One Woman's Search For Her Roots

  • The Dynamics of Biracialism: Being Black in America & White in Africa

  • Interracial Adoption: The Perspective of an African American Child Raised in a White Family

  • From Fear & Uncertainty to Courage & Discovery: Finding My Biological Parents

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  • HOW TO BOOK Sarah Culberson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sarah Culberson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sarah Culberson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sarah Culberson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Sarah Culberson?

    Booking fees for Sarah Culberson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sarah Culberson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Sarah Culberson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sarah Culberson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sarah Culberson for your next private or corporate function.
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Sarah Culberson

Philanthropist, Dancer & Actress

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Sarah Culberson Biography

Sarah Culberson was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, to an African father and a white mother. As an infant, she was given up to foster care and adopted by a loving white family in West Virginia. She grew up contemplating and dealing with questions about her identity and her biracial roots.

She fell in love with theatre in early childhood and later won an acting scholarship to attend West Virginia University. She earned her MFA at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and joined the Los Angeles acting community.

Culberson has been acting on stage as well as in films and TV. She appeared in shows such as Strong Medicine, All of Us, Boston Legal, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and the film American Dreamz. She also guest dances with professional Urban Latin Dance Theater company Contra-Tiempo. However, her biggest role so far came when she decided to locate her biological parents. After learning that her biological mother had died when she was just 11, she found out that her father lived in a village in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She learned that she was from a royal family, a Mahaloi, the granddaughter of a Paramount Chief, with the status of a princess. She also learned of the difficulties and privations of the people in Sierra Leone resulting from a brutal 11-year civil war that ended in 2002.

The discovery of her unique heritage and her response to this new information changed her life forever. Now, as co-founder and president of The Kposowa Foundation in Los Angeles, she and many others work to improve education for young people, bring clean drinking water to the community, and provide sustainable opportunities for the people of Sierra Leone. Culberson's story has been featured nationally and internationally in The Singapore News, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, BBC radio, NPR, "Oprah and Friends" radio show, and in magazines such as Reader's Digest, Newsweek, People, and Glamour. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. Culberson's book, A Princess Found, co-written with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin's Press, was released in Barnes and Noble and other bookstores in 2009 and is being used at Pepperdine University in an ethnic identity class.

In addition to raising awareness about Sierra Leone, Sarah Culberson is the director of service-learning at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles. She takes groups to Sierra Leone to stay with her family and work together on different service-learning projects. The groups work on projects with the Bumpe community and learn about the people and the culture of Sierra Leone. Culberson speaks nationally and internationally and shares the inspirational quest that led her to her birth father in a war-torn country that is now rebuilding and moving forward.

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Sarah Culberson Speaking Topics

  • Overcoming Your Deepest Fears & Making Your Dreams Come True

    In an inspired presentation, Culberson shares her experience of searching for her birth father and the deep fear of rejection and hurt she had to overcome. In doing so, she asks people to consider their own dreams and fears. She encourages audiences to resurrect forgotten goals and to overcome thoughts of “it’s too late.” Arming listeners with the steps they must take to take to find their inner courage, Culberson shares how to seize every opportunity in chasing our wildest dreams and pursing our loftiest goals.

  • From African American to African Princess: One Woman's Search For Her Roots

  • The Dynamics of Biracialism: Being Black in America & White in Africa

  • Interracial Adoption: The Perspective of an African American Child Raised in a White Family

  • From Fear & Uncertainty to Courage & Discovery: Finding My Biological Parents

FAQs on booking Sarah Culberson

  • How to book Sarah Culberson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sarah Culberson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sarah Culberson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sarah Culberson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sarah Culberson?

    Booking fees for Sarah Culberson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sarah Culberson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sarah Culberson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sarah Culberson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sarah Culberson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sarah Culberson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sarah Culberson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sarah Culberson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sarah Culberson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sarah Culberson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jurnee Smollett, Sheryl WuDunn, Malaak Compton, Victoria Rowell and Dr. Tererai Trent. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sarah Culberson for an upcoming event.

Sarah Culberson Speaking Topics

  • Overcoming Your Deepest Fears & Making Your Dreams Come True

    In an inspired presentation, Culberson shares her experience of searching for her birth father and the deep fear of rejection and hurt she had to overcome. In doing so, she asks people to consider their own dreams and fears. She encourages audiences to resurrect forgotten goals and to overcome thoughts of “it’s too late.” Arming listeners with the steps they must take to take to find their inner courage, Culberson shares how to seize every opportunity in chasing our wildest dreams and pursing our loftiest goals.

  • From African American to African Princess: One Woman's Search For Her Roots

  • The Dynamics of Biracialism: Being Black in America & White in Africa

  • Interracial Adoption: The Perspective of an African American Child Raised in a White Family

  • From Fear & Uncertainty to Courage & Discovery: Finding My Biological Parents

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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