Rhonda is a NAACP Nominated "Best Supporting" actress and Los Angeles native. From childhood, Rhonda has known what it means to overcome adversity and beat the odds. At the age of seven, she tragically suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, was confined to a wheelchair and told that she would never walk again. Defying that prognosis, she began dreaming of a career in the entertainment business and by age eleven, she witnessed God's miracle as she courageously fought to retake her first steps. This same spitfire determination is the wheel that propels Rhonda forward to this day.
Rhonda's dream began to materialize when she was accepted into the Van Nuys High School of Performing Arts, where she acquired the foundation that would pave the way for a promising acting career; and the stage is where she developed her chops. Soon Rhonda became involved with stage productions such as "Body Language", "Momma Christine's Colored Girls" and "Sweet Evalina" the first of many projects. Since then she's gone on to star in other prominent roles in productions such as "Save Us" directed by Meleah Robinson, "Nylons" and "Shh...Quiet as Kept" directed by Brandi Burks, "For Colored Girls" directed by Denise Dowse, "Redemption of a Dog" directed by Paul Hannah, "Love's Holiday" directed by Patricia Cuffie-Jones, "Friends with Benefits" directed by Barry Bowles, "Conversations" directed by Tasha B, "Blue God" directed by Marshawn Metters, "The Things That Make Men Cry" directed by Dino Shorte, and her last performance of the renowned stage play "Pieces" which was directed by Nic Few. Rhonda had the privilege of acting in two hit productions for the legendary Don B. Welch "Let the Church Roll On" and "My Brother's Keeper".
Beyond the stage, film and television, Rhonda has also been involved in industrial films, commercials and print ads. And with the recent explosion of new media, Rhonda has accepted roles in a variety of web series including "The Therapist" and "Heavenly Help", both of which have climbed in popularity and ratings.
In 2012, one of the highlights of Rhonda's stage performance was her role in the NAACP winning stage play, "Sunday Mourning". This renowned play, written by American Idol finalist, Kinnik Sky, was nominated seven times by the NAACP and received three awards. In addition, Rhonda received a NAACP nomination for her performance as a supporting actress. She reprise her role in 2013 when the play traveled to Atlanta for another successful run. Another notable achievement marked in Rhonda's career was when she co-produced and played a lead in the political comedic film "The Average American", directed by Kimberly Allen. Playing the role of Lanee Brown, wife of Secret Service Agent Harry Brown (Poetri), she had the pleasure of seeing this film winning acceptance into multiple film festivals and broadcast through Badami Productions nationally in over 100 different markets on network television in 2012. A year later the film became available through online distribution and is currently available on iflixtv.com. Rhonda, a master at balancing her talents and time, dedicated her production services as Second Assistant Director for the sizzle reel of the faith-based TV drama pilot "Under the Sun", directed by Ro Brooks.
During the summer of 2013 Rhonda wore a stage director's hat for the first time, making her directorial debut of the world premiere stage play, "His Dreams Her Goals". She followed that up with directing for the NAACP Theatre Festival. Rhonda started her reoccurring role in the webseries, "Black Boots". She successfully completed her lead in the short "Past Tense" and the feature "Confessions of a Womanizer" directed by Miguel Ali. In 2014 Rhonda has already filmed several shorts including "Conflicted", "Treachery", "Temei Nosce", "Cami Inc" and "Brakedown" (directed by Dylan Brown and Morris Chesnut). Rhonda just wrapped the feature films "Unspeakable Indiscretions", "The Choir Director" (directed by Trey Haley), and set to shoot the feature films as lead in "Her Little Secrets" and "Nwannem Sisters". She is looking forward to her lead roles in the webseries "What Men Want", "Men's Fear" and "Reborn".
In addition to these film projects, she's looking forward to the national tour of "Sunday Mourning" stage play fall 2014.
There are certainly many other plays, films and film productions that have Rhonda's thumbprint attached to it.
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