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Nzinga Imani is a multidimensional force, shining as not only an actress, but as an entrepreneur and a trailblazer in the plus-size fashion industry. Her bold personality has skyrocketed her social media and defines key characters such as her role of Angela in Tyler Perry’s Zatima and Sistas. In addition to lead roles in the BET pilot Curves, and Pretty For a Big Gurl and supporting roles alongside legends such as Taye Diggs. Her ground breaking scene in All The Queens Men was career defining.
Nzinga was born in Queens, New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother and father are from Guyana (South America). Her career in the arts may have felt foreign to the family, but not to Nzinga. As a first-generation Guyanese-American, she adopted a tireless work ethic. She grew up singing and acting alongside her sisters with ambitions “to be the next Beyoncé,” she studied Performing Arts in college. She learned the ins and outs of the craft, gaining skills as a makeup artist and designer in addition to building an engaged audience on social media, she landed partnerships with brands such as Fashion to Figure, Fashion Nova, and more.
She focused her energy into acting and went from college to creating online content such as Dream, The Urban Musical, which was a YouTube musical series that garnered millions of views. She was a fan favorite known for her quick witted replies and dramatic entrances. She is also well known for the musical parodies in collaboration with Queen of the Ratchet. Which still receive millions of views across platforms. Her breakout role in the pilot Curves—produced by BET and Issa Rae’s ColorCreative is largely attributed to this established online presence. Major credits followed such as her role as Dawn in the BET+ Original Series All The Queen’s Men. From that she was able to land a series regular as Angela on Zatima and was added to the cast of Sistas, attracting a global fan base and critical acclaim. She produced and stars in the upcoming film Friendzone. Expect to see more series and films starring, produced and written by Nzinga Imani in the near future.

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