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Multitalented Serayah, Fox’s Empire’s Tiana, Opens up about Her Success, Stardom, Working with Taylor Swift and the Future

It is not common for an unknown actress to land a major role on a TV show, particularly one that becomes an overnight hit. For Serayah McNeil, playing singing sensation Tiana, on the popular Fox TV show Empire, is remarkably her first role. Known to her fans as simply Serayah, she now wants people to recognize her for all she is doing away from the urban music TV drama.

With the opportunity to perform in front of a live crowd at the BET Awards in June and to work with A-list music star Taylor Swift on a variety of projects, it is only the beginning of Ms. McNeil building a multidimensional career. Serayah was also with Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and many other big names at this past weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Many people in show business will be placed in one genre and many times are not taken seriously when they try to do something else outside of what is perceived to be their specialty. For Serayah, playing a music star on television has led her to now performing as a music star in real life – think Jennifer Lopez as Selena and then as a pop star in her own right.

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Actress Racquel Bailey on Her Atlanta Billboard Message to Tyler Perry; Headlines Made Worldwide

Actress Racquel Bailey has garnered attention from media outlets for her billboard in Atlanta, Georgia featuring a message to actor/filmmaker/playwright Tyler Perry. Mr. Perry films his projects at

British Actors, Marsha Thomason, Black Actresses, Diana Burnwood, White Collar, Actors, Acting, Black Actresses, Hitman: Absolution, British Celebrities, Celebrities, Lost, Nessa, Nessa Las Vegas

Actress Marsha Thomason: White Collar FBI Agent Conquers Twitter Imposter, Talks Role in Anticipated Video Game Hitman: Absolution, Las Vegas, Lost, State of TV, Finding Love, More

With roles, over the last decade, in some of TV’s biggest shows, actress Marsha Thomason continues to prove her Hollywood staying power. Currently, she can be found playing

Shavon Kirksey, Black Actresses

Who’s That Girl? Actress Shavon Kirksey is the Boss’s Assistant in the New McDonald’s Breakfast Menu Commercial

As regular visitors to CYInterview know, we bring you interviews with newsmakers, movers, shakers, stars, celebrities, intellectuals, power brokers, the beautiful people and sometimes individuals who are relatively

Sherri Shepherd, The View

Sherri Shepherd, A View to a Fabulous Wedding: One of the Queens of ABC’s Daily-Gal -Power-Confab on Her Wedding Documentary, Her Son, Finding Love Again, Making Mistakes and Keeping On, Dating for Single Mom’s, Jackie Kennedy’s King Comments; More

In 2007, prior to beginning her tenure as one of the personalities on The View, Sherri Shepherd spoke with me [here] about her prospects for joining the

The Lovely Ms. Sanaa Lathan: Starring in Vera Stark, Talks about her Career, Sends Wishes to Oprah

Monday evening was the world premiere, in New York City, of the off-Broadway play, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. The play is written by Pulitzer Prize winner

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