KOKOnista of The Day: Deborah Ayorinde Is The Yoruba Princess Charming Hollywood With Her Talent And Melanin Beauty

The name Deborah Ayorinde is on many people’s lips at the moment for a very good reason.

Beautiful and super talented, Deborah Ayorinde, is the IT-girl after her performance from appearing in the Netflix series, Luke Cage.
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Deborah also got rave reviews from working alongside an immensely talented cast that included Regina Hall, Mike Colton, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and more in the film Girls Trip. Deborah is definitely rolling with the best in Hollywood.

Born in London to Nigerian Yoruba parents, Deborah took acting classes and piano lessons as a kid.

Before her move to California, Deborah Ayorinde started to hone her skills by participating in talent shows, dance competitions, cheerleading, choirs and other face-off events which actually brought out the star in her. Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Film Production from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications and developed a keen interest in short films and other stage plays during her schooling days. Deborah has won the coveted Paul Robeson Best Actress award for her performance in a short film that she wrote and directed.

Last year alone, she appeared as the estranged daughter of Mahershala Ali on HBO’s True Detective. She also appeared as Dana in NBC’s new NYC-based feel-good drama, The Village. But perhaps most importantly, Deborah played the role of Rachel Ross in retelling the life of the slave, revolutionary, and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Although Deborah was raised in the UK and California, she’s a proud Nigerian alongside her sisters, who together frequents Lagos to be close to their culture and roots. You might even see Deborah in one of Nollywood’s film or series soon.
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