Biography

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She was born DeWanda Jackson in Jessup, Maryland and raised in Woodlawn, Laurel, and Baltimore.

DeWanda Jackson (known professionally as DeWanda Wise) is an American actress. She plays the lead role as Nola Darling in Spike Lee's 10-episode 2017 Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary updating of his 1986 film.

She began acting her sophomore year of at Atholton High School when her high school theatre director, Nathan Rosen offered her a part in a production en lieu of detention. In 2006, she graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a bachelor's in fine arts in drama and urban studies. During her undergraduate years, Wise worked as a resident assistant and a stocker at Trader Joe's.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

She was born DeWanda Jackson in Jessup, Maryland and raised in Woodlawn, Laurel, and Baltimore.

DeWanda Jackson (known professionally as DeWanda Wise) is an American actress. She plays the lead role as Nola Darling in Spike Lee's 10-episode 2017 Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary updating of his 1986 film.

She began acting her sophomore year of at Atholton High School when her high school theatre director, Nathan Rosen offered her a part in a production en lieu of detention. In 2006, she graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a bachelor's in fine arts in drama and urban studies. During her undergraduate years, Wise worked as a resident assistant and a stocker at Trader Joe's.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 9

Birthday 1984-05-30

Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Also Known As

  • DeWanda Jackson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Someone Great as Erin Kennedy
2019 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Alexa Brandt
2018 The Weekend
2017 She's Gotta Have It (19 episodes) as Nola Darling
2017 Shots Fired (10 episodes) as Shameeka Campbell
2016 How To Tell You're A Douchebag as Rochelle Marseilles
2015 Knucklehead as Charlotte
2012 Firelight as Terry Easle
2008 The Mentalist (1 episode) as Tanya Dean

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