Bessie Starring Queen Latifah

Bessie Starring Queen Latifah

The Queen is heading back to movies once again, and this time she is taking on her most incredible role yet! Queen Latifah is set to take on the title role and produce the HBO biopic Bessie and casting calls for several roles in this incredible true story will be taking place very soon. Actors and actresses of all ages are being sought for parts of all sizes and interested performers can submit themselves for upcoming open calls today.

Bessie will feature QL will star as Bessie Smith, the legendary blues singer who overcame tremendous odds and a harrowing personal life to become one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920’s and 30’s and have the title of “Empress Of The Blues” bestowed upon her.

This based on a true story project will be lead by Oscar nominee Latifah (Chicago, Steel Magnolias, Ice Age: Continental Drift) alongside a fiercely talented supporting group that includes Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, The Gambler), Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (Precious, The Parkers, Domino), Khandi Alexander (NewsRadio, Scandal, CSI: Miami) and Golden Globe nominee Charles S. Dutton (Roc, American Horror Story, Something the Lord Made). Between this powerful cast, this epic story and the immensely respected guiding hand of HBO, this project is quickly becoming a must-audition for performers everywhere.

Casting calls for Bessie are being planned now and will be happening soon. If you are interested in being part of what is sure to be HBO’s next award winning original film you can submit yourself today by sending emails here BESSIEEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM. More details will be arriving soon and they will be posted right here as soon as they do. Be sure to check back for more exciting updates and leave a message for us in the space below and tell us what you think of this fabulous production and why you want to work alongside Queen Latifah in Bessie.

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219 Casting Responses

  1. Elysa Maxwell

    Age: 18
    Sex: Female
    Race: Afro-Latina
    Height: 5’7”
    Weight: 140
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Black
    Body type: Average

    I have been acting for pretty much my entire life, but mostly in school and church plays, most recently (as a student there) i had been participating in the CUNY Brooklyn College film students’ tests films at the end of each semester to gain what little experience i could from that in terms of acting for the camera. I am doing a lot of scene study and character study on my own time, trying to teach myself to become one with the story and circumstances etc. I would be so honored to have even an extra role in this series.

    the best way to contact me would be via email.
    some of my networks include
    instagram: @nefertiddies, lots of pictures of me there
    twitter: Lysa_Noel1202

  2. Awien

    Hair:Dark Brown
    Eyes:Dark Brown
    Add:Calgary, Alberta
    Experience: school plays

  3. Alessia Hutchings

    Hey! My name is Alessia
    i am 14 years old
    i weigh-113
    i have brown eyes
    i have brown /sandy red hair
    i am African American
    i am an athlete,twirler, cheerleader,i am also a great choreographer, and i am in bamd
    it would be such an honor to be able to act
    You can contact me by email


  4. sharon ande

    Hi my name is Sharon I am 15 years old and 5″3
    I work with John Casablanca acting and modelling agency and I would love to be
    In this movie , I think it would be a great opportunity . I think it would be a very good idea for me to work with the queen herself because I am extremely heard working and I have the talent only if I got the chance she would not be disappointed I promise .

  5. sharonande

    Hi my name is Sharon I am 15 years old and 5″3
    I work with John Casablanca acting and modelling agency and I would love to be
    In this movie , I think it would be a great opportunity . I think it would be a very good idea for me to work with the queen herself because I am extremely heard working and I have the talent only if I got the chance she would not be disappointed I promise .

  6. Jade High

    Hello, my name is Jade High. I’m very interested and would take any role given to me, whether it is speaking or non-speaking! I’m 17, About 5’11” / 6′ , and approx. 140 pounds. I am mixed with white and black but i’m on the lighter side. I’m a little bit on the skinnier side but not unhealthy. I have brown eyes and shortish black hair which is often styled in a natural afro. I live the DFW area in Texas.

    I have a good soprano voice and am in A’Capella choir at school. I have a lot of acting past in theatre ever since I was six and have had many star roles in known musicals and plays including Oz (Scarecrow), Tarzan(Turk), The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Imogene Herdman) and Alice in Wonderland (The Cheshire Cat). I once won an “All Star Cast” award (Basically runner up for best actor/actress) in Navarro County Middle School One Act Play competition back when I was in 8th grade. I’ve played many roles in various plays, but i’m especially good at playing witty sidekicks, creepy characters, crazy/psychotic characters, stupid characters, victims, villians/villian-like characters(for example, a bully),annoying/over-reacting characters, and just plain normal people as well! If you’re looking for a certain voice, I’m from Dallas so I have an average american/city accent, but i’m pretty good at Western.

    I can also make myself cry and really get into my character! I feel with my character, be it fear, sadness, power,excitement, etc. I am also good with animals so if it requires working with them, anything from house pets to farm life wild beasts, i’m willing to take it on!

    I am very good at keeping from laughing when not supposed to and am very mature at my age.(That by NO MEANS stops me from playing an immature character on screen!)Former directors of mine say I am a thrill to work with and work very hard at any role thrown at me.

    I’m also very good at keeping my cool in stressful schedules and situations.

    I would be honored if you would even look at this entry, let alone audition me.

    If you would like to contact me in any way, feel absolutely free to do so at

    If you would prefer to speak to an adult, you can contact my Mother, Tabitha Wilkes at or by calling/texting 903-229-1036.

  7. Bobbie R

    I would LOVE to be in this film , to actually play out a part of history on the big screen, like I’m living it. Plus I love history movies, to actually understand and know the trials and tribulations people went through just to get where they are today.

  8. Daniela Hightower

    Sounds like QL is perfect for the part! Strong female lead, singing, Can’t wait to see it and would love to be apart of it as well. Personally I don’t know Queen Latifah, but I’m a big fan. The Queen is fabulous pretty sure everyone commenting would love to work with her.

    Currently 20 years of age, African American, from the East Texas Area, I don’t have much experience with acting due to the last few skits and plays I’ve done have been more comedy like, allowing me to go off script.

  9. Araya Madison

    Hi! My name is Araya Madison and I am 15 years old but will be 16 on August 9th. I live in Florida and attend Dreyfoos School of the Arts as a 10th grade theatre major. I can play a girl from 15-18 years old 🙂 . I am 5’5 1/2 and have brownish blonde (ombre) hair. My mother is from Asia (Philippines) and my dad is from the Virgin Islands (St.Thomas) so I have an light olive skin complexion . I feel like i would be such a great asset to the cast of this movie because I love playing different characters with different personalities, it is such a hobby for me. I am very great to work with and am always 100% committed to any of my work.I would be extremely honored to have a role in this movie! I f you would like to know more or would just like to contact me please feel free to email me :), thank you !

  10. Chanessa Dean

    Good Morning,
    My name is Chanessna I live in Wichita, KS and I would love to be a part of your movie. I have always wanted to be an actress when I was a little girl I never knew what steps to take. I now have a daughter of my own and I want to go after what I believe in to show her sky is the limit. My first step is to try out for an audition. I have always been that person who likes to make people laugh and always smiling. I do not have any acting experience but everyone starts from somewhere in order to get the experience. I did take some theater classes in high school I am currently working on getting my associates in business management & marketing. I am a very outgoing, independent, determined woman who goes after what she believes in and I will guarantee if you give me this opportunity you will not regret it. To even have a chance to star in a movie with you would be an honor I just need that one chance to make a difference in my life as well as others.
    Age: 22 I will be 23 on 05/10/2015
    Height: 5’2
    Pretty Smile
    Eye Color: Black
    Hair Color: Black & Brown
    Ethnicity: Black African American
    Sex: Female
    I am about average in body size but currently workout every day to become fit and thick in the right places.

  11. Kylee Richard

    Hello my name is Kylee Richard!i am from Louisiana! I am a very fun and outgoing girl! I love acting I would like to pursue acting as a career! I’ve been an actress for four years now! I have been in five theater shows! I’m 5 foot! I have dark brown curly hair I’m biracial black-and-white! I have black eyes!im 12 years old but my age range is 12-15! I’m homeschooled so my acting career can expand!i am willing to travel if needed!if you are interested In seeing a picture of me contact me by my email or my Instagram @kylee.richard!so contact me if you are interested in working with me thanks!

  12. Ardis Gipson

    This production is going to be a great one. It has alot of great actresses and seems to have a great concept. It would be a great movie to work in, My name is Ardis Gipson, I am 19 years of age. I live in Louisiana and I have always wanted to be an actor. I went to acting school in Atlanta. I am an african american male with brown eyes, brown hair, 6 feet tall and 235 lbs. I would love to act with such amazing stars to start off my career.

  13. latifah

    I’m so glad I found this site I think I will be a perfect fit for this upcoming HBO movie 1 I’ve always wanted to do a movie with Queen Latifah and Monique and too because I would love to play in a movie that is a true story based on someone’s life gives the movie more meaning I am currently in acting school and I think this will be a great first feature for me
    I’m 27 I am from San Antonio Texas
    185 pounds
    Brown eyes Brown hair
    I think I have what it takes to help bring this film to life

  14. LaToya Akins

    Hello my name is LaToya Akins. I am first interested in being apart the film because it’s a true story. I would love to be apart of bring someone’s story to life. It would be absolutely amazing to not just hear about or watch the film but to be apart of it… I’m excited just thinking about it! I wouldn’t want to just in the film I would step inside of it because this it’s not just another movie it’s a biopic of someone’s life you have to live it. (If that makes since) Interesting! I would love to see it come together but most of all I love to help it come together!!!!

  15. Alice Ekström


    My name is Alice and I am a 21 year old woman from Sweden. I think I should be considered for a role because I have a great passion for acting and have studied acting for three years, so I know what I’m doing. I’ve studied theatre acting, but would love to act in front of the camera. I’m not your every day girl, I stand out from the crowd and am more than confident enough to do so.

    Hair: Dark brown/Red
    Eyes: Brown
    Skin: Olive
    Bodysize: L
    Country of birth: Sweden
    Talents: Singing, writing, acting
    Languages: Swedish, English (US, UK, Scottish)

  16. Karen Leclerc

    I am 19 years old. I am perfect for this, I get told a lot that I remind people of a young Queen Latifah. I want to challenge myself to do something I’ve never dreamed of doing and this would be a good start. Queen Latifah is a great actor and beautiful woman. I’ve seen one too many of her movies and they are all great. She seems the perfect to be around, very bubbly and I know that I can relate to her. I’m very friendly, quick learner, beautiful, plus size, If given the chance, I will be great. Think about it 🙂

  17. Oscar Perez

    Hi my name is Oscar, I am a 14 year old male. I love to sing, dance, even though I can’t really dance, and act. I have little experience with acting, besides being in school productions. I think this would be a perfect opportunity for me, because I do want to become an actor when I’m older, and this would be a wonderful start. I would love to work with the one and only, the diva herself Queen Latifah. I am a huge fan of her. I hope you consider me, you will not regret it.
    Thank you.

  18. Melisha Weldon

    Hi!:) My name is Melisha, I’m 19 and I’m from Massachusetts. Who wouldn’t want to work alongside, next to even near Queen Latifah?? I grew up loving her on Living single and all her other ventures. I feel this would be an experience of a lifetime even more so because it’s based on a true story. I have the drive to execute a role in this movie. All I need is a chance.

  19. Chyna Sheffield

    Hello I am a 15 yr old African American female who is:
    90 pounds
    Brown Hair,brown eyes
    and whom God has made to do this and am a natural at it. I can sing dance act as well as Model.

  20. Shasha Brown

    Hey My Name Is Shasha

    Height: 5’11
    Weight: Too Big
    Age: 19
    Build: Average
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown
    Skin: Chocolate

    Im A Big Girl Comedian From Tampa Florida And I Would Love To Be Apart Of The Film Not Only Just Because The Fame Because I Want Have A Growing Experience In Acting. #NetworkWithMe By The Way I Have A Instagram @Savageshasha ChecK Me Out

  21. Jo

    Hi my name is Jo Gulley (female) and im 25 years old, i think you all should consider me to be apart of this movie is because i like challenges and im ready for every and anything thrown my way, im also goofy and if given the chance i will prove to you all that i am what y’all are looking for in an actress and thats all im asking is for a chance to show you all…

  22. Dominique Jones

    My name is Dominique Jones, I am a 16 year old African American female. I am 5’2″, brown skin, brown hair and brown eyes, with a medium build. I am a huge fan of QL and would be honored to work with an icon as herself. I am fun loving, talented, energetic and personable, with a pleasing personality. I have taken acting for the past 2 1/2 year. I have attended IMTA (International Model Talent Association) 2014 in Los Angeles and New York. Please contact me I am very interested in being part of this show. I can provide resume, headshot and comp card upon request.
    Thank-you for your time.

  23. ShaVaughn Comeaux

    I should be considered in this because I know I will fit the part
    I am a young black African American who lives all kinds of music .Me playing in a role would be life changing because I can show everybody that said I couldn’t do it . I can and I wanna help out my family and my hometown . I can sing this role fits me well . This is my only goal in life and I wanna meet it . I will do whatever it takes Show all the girls that don’t have confidence . That they can do it . I’m 15 I’m not average size but I make it work

  24. Tijuanika Taylor

    Hello I go by the name Of Nika. I am 20 year’s old and i’m not sure if your reading every one comments or if I’m going to say somethings you haven’t already heard, but I live in Dallas Texas and I can sing and act. I’m at that age where most young adults are trying to figure out their talent, career path as well as majors. And it seems to me I’ve been doing all of those thing’s and every decision I make brings me back to Singing and Acting . Singing and Acting is something I was born to do and something God has blessed me to have. I would just wondering if you would give me a chance. There are alot of young adults that are very talented with no experience that does not no where to start but has alot of talent to show. Well Mrs.Queen if you are reading this I hope you take my comment into consideration thanks.

  25. Jasmine King

    Hi, my name is Jasmine and I just turned 22 years old. I’ve been acting all my life and I’ve just been waiting on my big break. I live in Houston, TX but am ready to travel/move. I love the Queen and know that if given the chance, I would be great in this film!

    -Caucasian & Indian w/ tan skin
    -Black eyes
    -wavy brown hair
    -110 lbs and fit

    Thank you!

  26. Quadirah Rhymer

    Hello my name is Quadirah Rhymer. I am aspiring actress from Newark New Jersey. This oppurtunity is great for me because i love to act. I walk around singing 24/7. Everyine tells me that i have a voice that is made for old songs. I have gotten many compliments on the skills that i have. I have did stage plays such as “For Colored Girls”, and “The Colored Museum”. Yes I know i am a very ethnical person. I have always dramed of becoming just like Queen Latifa. Hsr has been my idol since a child. And i will always ufolize her. It would be an honor if my first movie could be working alongside someone i have always dreamed of meeting. I am outstanding, outspoken, an optimist, i k.ow how to take direction very well. I dont ever give up on the things that i love most. I am 21 years of age. I live in a homeless shelter and i just want to make a better life for myself. I believe there is a God and if you put forth an effort all things are possible through Christ who strengthes me. Please Consider me. I dont always have internwt access. But my personal number is 9738550750. Please contact me even.if it isnt about a role to motivate people like myself to let me know things will get better. I know they will but it would be nice to hear someone else say

  27. LaDonna Scott

    Hi my name is LaDonna Scott, I am 9 year old female from Birmingham, Alabama. I enjoy acting, dancing, modeling and traveling. I would love to be a part of this film. I attendng Premere n Orlanda, Florida in December 2014. I received two call back and I am rembember to jump start my career. My parents will take me whenever I need to go. I love Queen Latifah.
    Thank You, LaDonna

  28. Devin Williams

    Hi, I’m 19 years old, African American, male. And I have been doing plays since I was younger and have always wanted a career as an actor.

  29. Victoria

    Hi i’m Victoria Cummings! I’m 5″ even with brown eyes an dark cherry dyed hair. I’m 17 years old and very athletic (track, dancing, and basketball) I’m very professional around celebrities. I’ve met Rickey Smiley an more before. Also as I was reading the description I love way the movie will be i feel like it’ll be very popular with the right amount of rehearsal

  30. Tra'Knease Pillard

    Hi my name is Trak’Knease Pillard I’m 18 and I’m a huge fan of Queen Latifah.
    I’m I very outgoing person and I like to try new things and succeeded in thin. Acting is something I myself have wanted to Get into and if I have a chance I would push and push and push to make sure my role is done. If it means that I’ll be burning the midnight oil it’s all worth it. Give me an inch and I’ll talk a mile really even more than that I’m a very talented person and there’s no limit to the things I would to get what I want or where I need to go

  31. James Luckett

    I simply know that if I get a chance at something, I’ll take it all the way. You give me an inch and I’ll make it a mile. I’m James Luckett, a musician, 18, modeled when I was younger, writer, poet, actor, athlete, student, and I know I can be much more with the right support.
    Instagram: Thatone55

  32. Sarde D.

    Hello, my name is Sarde, and I am a hughe QL fan. I think she is a fine actress and just and all out good person. I will be turning 30 in February. I’ve been acting and dancing since I was 8yrs old. I did ballet, tap and jazz with Dance Studio, here in Indianapolis. I was also apart of Asante Children’s Theatre. Both companies I started with when I was 8 til about 18yrs old. For acting, I did plays, such as The Wiz, Children of Womar, Curtis Mayfield’s People Get Ready, Hip Pop and Bee Bop etc. Acting and dancing has always been a passion of mine. I put my passion on hold when I was 18 and graduated from high shcool to help support my family. So, I went to college to become a Medical Assistant and I have been doing that since than. I love being in the medical field, but acting and dancing is still my dream and my passion. I hope that you will consider me for your movie, that I know will be a success.

    Thank You and God Bless


  33. Chloe Mettenbrink

    Hello my name is Chloe Mettenbrink and I am very interested in being a part of this casting. I would love a chance to audition for this movie. I am 15 years old, will be 16 March 10, 2015. I am 5’5″ and 105 pounds. I have dark blonde hair and green/grey eyes. I have been a part of AMTC (Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ) and I have also been in many singing competitions such as Alabama Talent Hunt. I was in choir for 2 years and also an understudy in my school play of Aesop’s Fables. Please get back to me as soon as possible with any information about this casting. I would be interested in playing any role that is available.

  34. Anasha Leary

    Hi I am 12 years old, I am a very good actress. I am a very outgoing person once I get to know you. Also I can sing, and dance ( if you teach me the moves). So PLEASE PICKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank You!

  35. Kennedy Rousseau

    Hello my name is Kennedy Rousseau. I currently live in the Atlanta GA area. I am not an actor or a professional makeup artist, but I would love to be an extra or a part of the crew as a fx makeup artist. I have done some work with these special effects makeup materials for Halloween on my college campus. I am an flexible person and do well under pressure. I have been told that I can be very dramatic and I feel that I can do well with anything that you would be asking me to do. I am a very enthusiastic, and energetic person I get along with many other people. I would love an opportunity to act in this show or participate in this show in anyway.

    Ethnicity: African American
    Eye Color: dark brown
    Age: 22
    Height: 5’7
    Weight: 157

  36. Sierra Andrews

    Hi my names Sierra but people call me cece, im 5’0 foot, im 12, I have long black brown curly hair. I would love to be in this move and I hope you text back.thanks!

  37. sarah

    just call me !!!!

  38. Terra

    17 years old and very intelligent I would love to be in the movie. I would like to work with Queen Latifah shes an role model to and I would learn alot more from her. I would love to have this experience. I’m 5’5, African American, brown eyes, please I would love to have this experience.

  39. Willinda Franklin

    Hello. I am very interested in working on this movie project in some form or fashion. I have always admired Queen and how she is able to transform herself into the current roles she plays. Those are the types of talents I want to be around. I am an aspiring gospel singer. I currently have an album out and available on iTunes and Amazon. I have no acting experience but am currently looking to find some:-) Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I hear from you soon.

  40. emmanuella

    hi i’m Emmanuella and i’m African that is from cameroon.I have no acting experience but i’ve once been in the Drama club which was fun.I’m 16years old as well and i want to give a try.i live in Edmonton Canada with my mum.

  41. Alaya

    Hi I’m Alaya and I am fourteen years old. I’m currently living in Texas and I’ve dreamed of being on TV forever. I love to perform, create, entertain, become someone else, tell a story, etc.
    I love acting and theatre so much that I can’t imagine going through life with a different career, even if it means spending years upon years with no work. I love adding layers to a character, making them seem real by adding mannerisms and habits. I love the fact that you can be someone completely different and yet still be yourself at the same time. I love getting the oppurunity to meet the wonderfull people and experiencing new places and things.
    I love everything about acting. I’ve also loved queen latifah since Set it off. Please consider me, thank you!

  42. Miya Hayes (MChristiana)

    I am 17 years old (18 on January 8)
    190 lbs
    African American
    open to doing most anything
    would love to be in this production!

  43. Shaun Anderson

    I am a 21 year old African American male, with no professional acting experience as of yet. My past experience as a football player has given me the ability to be at ease in front of the camera, and my current career as a salesman has given me the ability to change roles frequently as required by the customers, and to convincingly play those roles to get the sale. If you consider me for a reading, you will be pleased with what I have to offer.

    Thank you for your time.

  44. Nicolette

    Just want to do what I love and was created to do!


    I love watching movies (true stories), that captures the lives of iconic individuals who were successful in shaping our world and their respective industries. Bessie’s star, Queen Latifah, is a very professional, poised and accomplished actress who has done the very same thing.
    I would like an opportunity to begin my career.

  46. Chabriel Wade

    Hi I’m Chabriel Wade and I’m 20 years old
    132 lbs
    African American
    Brown eyes
    SInger / Actress
    I’m a hard working and very determined young lady, I love acting and entertaining people. I sing,act, I love sports and have a number of hobbies. I can multitask and cry on demand I have a positive attitude and I’m a great team player. I’ve only been an extra in the film “True Grace” By Tavores Johnson, but I am excited to add to my curriculum vitae.I’m very animated and have great energy I love people and I’m willing to learn anything quickly. I always give 110% and I never back down from challenges. I would love the opportunity to be apart of the movie and gain the experience! I would love to be in a movie with Queen Latifah and to have the chance to sing with her. I admire her work ethic and everything she’s done,from rapping,acting, being a TV show host etc.. I love the style of the 20 and 30’s and feel like I would be a perfect fit for the style of the movie.

  47. Nicole Samuel

    Hello, I’m very intrigued! I have modeling as well as acting experience. I have done short films as well as theater performances. I’m experience in dancing as well. Very multitalented!!! Worked on a cruise ship for three years as a entertainment host!! I have lots of acting experienceI would be a perfect candidate!!

  48. Tyanna Clack-allen

    Hello,my name is Tyanna Kay clack-allen.
    I am a teenage girl I’d like you too consider me for this film because I love to act I feel that when I act I melt into a role,I become the character and the character becomes me.I am a fast learner with a sharp mind. I am 16,brown, I have sandy brown hair,brown eyes and I’m 5’7 ,thank you.

  49. Antre'chelle Dorsey

    Antre’chelle Dorsey

    Height: 5’4 Weight: 200lbs Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Brown

    Debra Duncan Show Guest Speaker KHOU
    Great Day Houston Guest Speaker KHOU

    Fresh Meat Sharon (Lead) M.A.R.S Entertainment
    Craig’s List Stacie (Lead) M.A.R.S Entertainment

    The Princess and The Pea Queen Aggrivain (Lead) The Rice Theater
    Roomers Sharon (Lead) The Rice Theater
    The Gift Cassandra (Lead) Chancellor’s Theater
    He Is She Devil (Lead) Stafford Civil Center
    The Toy Maker’s Toys Tina ( Lead) AIG Community
    Choices Melina (Lead) Sunnyside Theater
    A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Younger Stafford Civic Center

    Film Acting 101 Page Parkes Casey Burden
    Film Acting 102 Page Parkes Alyssia Dujmovich
    West African Dance J.C.C Momuhad Dyabe
    Salsa Training Tropicana Bridgette Peete
    Belly Dancing Houston Met Talina Yarborough

    Special Skills
    West African Dancing, Salsa Dancing, Belly Dancing, Swimming, Jump Roping, Bike Riding, Kick Boxing, College Step Team, I can do the Splits.

  50. Daniel Gresham

    My Name is Daniel Gresham.
    Race: African American
    Hair color: Black
    Eyes: Dark Brown

    I am a current football player at Southern Methodist university. I love acting. I completely insert myself into the part I have been assigned to. I have been in a few musicals but football has been my main focus. Acting would take the place of football if I was presented the opportunity to do so. I am very physically fit and versatile when it comes to acting.

  51. Sierra Maclin

    There is no better experience then to act in a movie that is based on a true story. I believe that I have the ability and talent to work in this movie alongside some of the great actors and actresses.

  52. Anthony Dixon



    Height: 5’6”

    Weight: 135

    Hair: Black

    Eyes: Brown


    Our Town Baseball Player/ Town Person Dir. Donna Nelson

    Mother’s Darnell White Dir. Star


    Army Voucher Extra Images Agency


    Acting 1 David Wassilak COCA

    Intro to Acting Dan Betzler Florissant Valley College

    Special Skills

    Sports- Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Driving (CDL B permit), Yoga.

  53. Brandi Deborah Hilson

    I love the blues 🙂 I would be relentless in whatever role I was apart of because of my passion for not only music, but this genre in particular.Miss Latifah is definitely someone that inspires me to be successful due to the many accomplishments in her lifetime.

  54. Jesús G.Tenorio

    Hello! Good evening!
    My name is Jesús G.Tenorio, I’m a 34 years old male man from Cádiz, Spain.
    I am pretty interested in an auditioning for the film.
    I’m 181cm and 79kg, with brown eyes and hair.

  55. Grace S.

    My name is Grace and I am 30 years old. I am very interested in auditioning for the role.
    Name: Grace Rye
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5′ 1″
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Black
    Orlando, Florida

  56. Anna L. Riley

    Anna L. Riley
    Experienced Actress
    Black Female
    Acting age range – 21 to 40
    Performance Poet – original work
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Theatre – 2000
    Theatre Arts teacher – 2002 to Present

  57. William Roberts

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    Hi my name is William but my friends call me Rome. I am a outgoing, friendly, charismatic, dedicated young man overflowing with talent. In high school is where I explored my many talents i was known as a singer/songwriter, a poet, a dancer/choreographer, and an actor. I’ve done at most 3 screen plays thought my entire high school years to which I was the lead in one of them. I also believe I’m perfect for this movie because I can’t just see myself being known for some of my talents and not all of them I want to make a living off what I’m really good at more importantly I want to inspire people like myself not to be afraid to take these chances and get out there. Even if I’m not amongst the talented others you choose for this movie I will still continue to apply and audition and will have thanked you for the consideration anyway. After all “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.
    Name: William Roberts
    Age: 19
    Gender: Male
    Race: African American
    City and State: Erie, Pennsylvania

  58. Dessie M, Sanders

    African American female, 44. Accomplished actress, playwright, and writer. Ready, willing, able.

  59. Ashley Bentley

    My name is Ashley and I would love to be considered for a role in this film even if its being an extra. I do not have experience in acting but I can definitely adapt and I’m also a fan of Queen Latifa’s work. I’m a 26 year old african american female and 5’4 in height.

  60. Tommy Saroda

    Hey there, my names Tommy Saroda. I’m 29 years old, I’m 6 foot 1, I’m mixed Ethnicity, black hair, brown eyes, and I live in New York. Im smart, funny, open minded and down to earth individual. I grew up as a child watching Queen Latifah in the 90’s TV series show called Living single I’m a huge fan of Queen Latifah because shes smart, funny, spiritual, down to earth, she keeps it real, and has an amazing personality that glows within her.

    The reason why I should be considered for the role in Bessie Starring Queen Latifah the movie because i like and always wanted to do acting which is my great interest, i can see myself be a great benefit to this film on what i can offer to the best of my ability. i can get into character with unique personalities whether it may be vigilante or villain, or just a regular average person cause everyone’s role in a scene is very important. Being an actor is a dream i always wanted. SO give me a chance of a try to prove myself worthy for the role on film. Thank you for your time and opportunity for letting me express myself here on what i have to say.

  61. Lyric Douglas

    I’m 17 and stand 6’1. My dream is to become an actress and professional basketball player. I will graduate 2015. I’m looking to get any experience as I can. I think this movie would be great. It would be an honor to work with my idol queen Latifah. Thank you

  62. Yashanna Bamberg

    Where do I start or what should I say? While I ask myself the same question “why should we pick you” only thing that comes to mind is how badly I work for this going to different auditions different agencies to make a dream come true. They say if you want something so bad sometimes you have to chase it! I am (5’10) which also made others out me down based off my image. I have been bully thought out my hold entire life, I have been that one that wasn’t really afraid to really speak their mind but the same one that will live off other opinion. I just want to show the world and most importantly my family that support me. I pray that this comment touches you and that it will allow me to turn my dreams into reality. I am 19 years of age. (African american)

  63. Mariah Crawford

    My name is Mariah Crawford I am a 16 year old African American female. I would love to be apart of such an experience as a movie because it would be an amazing learning experience for an up and coming actor like myself.

  64. Stephanie Valencia

    My name is Stephanie valencia. I am of Hispanic heritage and I am looking for an opportunity to show my talent. I can be funny, and serious. I feel like I can learn a lot from the queen herself when it comes to acting. All I can say is this would be an opportunity of a lifetime. I want to prove to my family that I do have talent. I am 18 and am doing everything in my own. So please take me into consideration.

  65. Deyanna Mills

    19 year old, African American, Female, Atlanta, GA, seeking acting experiences & possibly career.

  66. jo-anne attika

    Can i join you and be part of your project ,i will be humbled thanks

  67. Nellie Brown

    Oueen Latifah seems to be a nice young lady and I believe it would be fun to work with the Queen. I would be honored to be on the show that contribute Bessie Smith. I read about Bessie Smith and she was a country girl just like me, but she was born in Chattanooga Tennessee and I was born in Memphis Tennessee. I feel the need to be part of the show because I am very Talented but I never had a chance to show how I can be creative with my skills, although I never went to acting school. I have a Bachelors Degree, and I am in school to get another Degree. I should be on that stage because I would love to show my country girl ways as an cast member in the show. I am a serious person in everyday life, and being an actress one have to have a serious mind, and be able to draw people to you. I have worked as a Family Support Worker and seem like my clients and other people I meet is drawn to me and they always like my personality. I believe a real actress should be able to steal the people heart even with your smile, or your characteristic should show it.
    I would enjoy being on the TV set because my hobby is writing short stories and poems, but I
    never got them published. I enjoy being around people especially when history has been made for people of color. I grew up in the south of Memphis Tennessee I have four grown children, and I have a compassion for people. I have the qualities of an actress, and I always wanted a chance to be in a movies. When I was a little girl me and my friends got hair brushes and made microphones out of them and we pretended to be the singing groups, such as the Martha Reeves and Minnie Riperton, and other groups. I will play any part, a bystander, a mom, a sister any body. I work out 5 days a week, and I eat all organic foods. I am 5″ 4″ I weight 138 pounds, and I am in fantastic shape I don’t have any medical problems. I would love to play any part in the movies even if its 5 or ten minutes in the movie. I pray I am one of the cast members chosen. Thanks, God bless you all. Nellie Brown

  68. Elizabeth Evans

    I would like to work with Queen Latifah because i will learn so much from this woman whom i have watched grow into a pro at her craft and not letting anything get in her way. I know she would be a wonderful teacher.I have no real experience with acting but I have always had the calling on me. I have been a stay-at home mom to 5 boys and 1 daughter. The boys have all gone off to college to begin a new chapter in their lives and i am so proud of them!. My daughter is turning into a wonder young lady at only 12..she said mom you have given so much to us it is time you go after your dreams….she said mom it is never to late to do what God has called you to do..So this brings me here I am so willing to learn the craft of mt dreams.I have taught the kids DREAMS do come true so go out there and make it happen…taking my own advice…ready to start living my dream.


    Sexy 25 year old woman looking to expand my horizons in my career field.
    I am french, Indian, and african american. Attractive in all aspects personality, voice, looks. I get along with everyone. Blunt but only out of love. I would love the opportunity to prove myself.
    Ahvrany Williams
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    ■ Career Summary
    A Fashion Model with 7 years’ experience in industrial projects successfully modeled for brands such as [BET, Hard Kash Clothing, Clai Love, and Kandy Shop Tattoo Studio] and possesses the specific attributes that many designers and fashion directors look for. I am looking to
    • Known for being flexible, adaptable, very stylish, versatile, efficient, hard-working, good at taking directions and capable of wearing all types of clothing styles.
    Appearance and Physical Features:
    • Age: 25 years
    • Height & Weight: 5’6”/ 135 lbs
    • Size: 36/27/37
    • Eyes: Dark Brown, Wide Set
    • Hair: 1B
    Type of Modeling
    Editorial | Print
    Showroom | Lingerie | Swimwear | Sport/Fitness | Product
    Key Skills and Qualities
    • Good sense of style – Great facial projection.
    • Tolerant and adaptable.
    • Positive attitude, excellent stamina and communication skills.
    • Ability to look good at all times.
    • Know-how to dress up properly.
    • Knowledge of make-up process applications.
    • Excellent walking posture – Familiarity in different poses.
    Objective – To work in a fashion firm, in which I can utilize my modeling skills to become a perfect link between the brands and their clients.
    ■ Professional Experience
    Black Entertainment Television Dallas, TX 2010
    A global leader in the fashion and entertainment industry
    Music videos shoot for upcoming rap artist.
    The Kandy Shop Tattoo Studio – 2011
    Commercial for opening of new shop, featured on You tube.
    Key Contributions:
    • Promoted new designs, products, clothes and services in television shows, commercials, films and videos.
    • Presented clothing, designs and products in commercials, runways, advertisements, and/or fashion shows.
    Selected Performance:
    • Met frequently with potential clients to present new design, clothing and products.
    • Follow strict routines of sport, diet, sleep and daily exercise to maintain great appearance.
    • Dressed in sample or completed outfits, and select accessories.
    • Made many changes backstage during shows and always kept poised appearance in front of audiences.
    • Knows the routine of enhancing appearance effectively, considering aspects such as – colors, camera techniques and facial features.
    • Maintained good relations with fashion customers to promote new products.
    ■ Education & Qualifications
    ABC Top Model Dallas, TX 2010
    Runway training course.
    Upon request:
    • Portfolio and photos
    • Composite card
    • Reference of past modeling experiences.