Yolonda Ross Teases New Feature Film & Shares Thoughts On Ahmaud Arbery Case
Yolonda Ross dishes on how much she loved working with Viola Davis on How To Get Away With Murder, how she got her start in acting on Saturday Night Live, and how she’s getting out in nature during quarantine.
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ABTV Quarantine With The Stars: Yolonda Ross
Yolonda Ross got her start in acting as a stand-in for background work on Saturday Night Live, and that one moment has changed her life and career forever.
Before becoming an actress, Yolonda was actually in the fashion business as a buyer, but when a friend couldn’t make her background stint on SNL, Yolonda filled in and knew that acting was her true calling.
After grinding and earning her union card, the talented actress eventually landed a role on New York Undercover, How To Get Away With Murder, and now her current exciting role on Showtime’s The Chi.
One amazing offer and opportunity that Yolonda was so excited to receive was her role on How To Get Away With Murder and she shared that her previous work with the iconic Viola Davis even helped her land the role. Yolonda discussed how great of an experience it was and joked about how tough it was for her to give Viola that prison beating.
Besides her incredible acting and writing talents, Yolonda is also passionate about activism and standing up for what’s right. Yolonda has used her platform to speak up and speak out about the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Ahmaud Arbery case, and she dived deep into what she thinks needs to be done to prevent things like this from happening again.
“I’m passionate about any black person just being slaughtered for no reason, any human being being slaughtered. It keeps happening and it’s one of those things where we see it, we’re outraged, we’re not surprised, and that’s not good for it to be a repeated situation. And this country needs to do something about it. As far as who’s in charge right now, it’s not even being talked about.”
We’re grateful to Yolonda for sharing her passionate take on this heart-wrenching situation and something else we wanted to talk to her about is what she has coming up next when Miss Rona hits the road. Yolonda shared some exciting projects that she created coming down the pipeline.
“One of them is a feature with myself and Clark Peters. That is something that I do feel is closer down the line to getting made. It’s about a black couple in the arts that deal with infidelity and from the woman’s point of view, and that’s something that I feel we need to see.”
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