Phyllis Yvonne Stickney is the second child born to Felix and Belle NOT the oldest. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was one of the first comedians of color to perform at the Juste Pour Rire Comedy Festival in Montreal. Canada. She performed with the late John Candy as well as being introduced at the festival by Ed Bagley Jr. to perform her stand up comedy. Her stand-up performance at the world famous Apollo Theater was one of the selling points to sell the now popular Showtime at the Apollo to the network. Ms. Stickney is also a motivational speaker and published author and poet. She was the first female to ever perform with The Last Poets on the sound track of Panther (1995). Essence Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Issue named her as one of the 200 African American Women who has changed the world. Ms. Stickney has created and designed a line of clothing for every woman called Butterbaby, the line is scheduled be launched in Spring/Summer of 2004. Ms Stickney is the Founder/Executive Director for a non-profit community based organization called Alternative Careers in the Arts. She is also an accomplished stage performer and has received two AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theater. She was also the writer/Creative Consultant on the ABC short lived series New Attitude a Castle Rock production.
Joseph Adémóla Adéyemo a was born in Islington, North London in the United Kingdom. At the age of 4, Adémóla began performing in school plays. He was suddenly shipped away to a remote military-style boarding school, The Mayflower School in Nigeria.
As an adolescent, his ambition for adventure and a strong passion for continuing as an artist led him back to London. With hopes of utilizing his passion for the arts via commerce, he attended the University of Greenwich in London, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with specialization in International Marketing. He also attended Cranfield University for an MSc in Manufacturing Systems to further enhance his natural artistic ability through product design and engineering to invent modern products.
Joseph Adémóla Adéyemo continues to hone his artistic ability in the Performing Arts. He made his acting debut in “The Last Days of Toussaint L’Ouverture” as Toussaint L’Ouverture, a film about the legendary Haitian hero, and as the face of many with advertising campaigns worldwide. Adémóla has also infused his unique, powerful voice in a collaboration with political activist, artist, and author Emmanuel Jal, in the audio book “War Child”; a tumultuous tale of a Sudanese child soldier. He is also the voice and stunt image of the superhero character “Teo” in the international video game “Just Cause III” Joseph Adémóla Adeyemo recently co-starred in the new USA TV series Falling Water, Mr.Robot, and NBC TV series The Blacklist. He is happily married to Woodlene Alexis Adeyemo who is also his personal coach and publicist.
Vin’zente T. Lowe, better known as “Tayla” is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently moved to Dallas, Texas and has been pursuing her modeling and acting career strong. She has recently played lead roles in the films Dana’s Story & Tatted Souls. She also is the CEO of the nonprofit organization Changing Faces. She studies Mass Communication/ Media & Broadcasting Journalism at UNT.
Beautiful Black Queen she is!
James Burleson was born as a military brat in Kokomo, Indiana while his father was stationed at Grissom AFB, IN. James got the opportunity to move around in approximation every four years to places such as England, Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana. He knew from the moment he was a child at around 5 years old he was destined to be a Screen Actor. In 2003, James made the decision to enlist in the USAF, and he ended up spending four years on Active Duty and another four years in the AF Reserves. His USAF specialty skills were Ground Radio Communications, Nondestructive Inspection, Instructor-Led Training, Corporate Training Management, Instructional Designing, Curriculum Development and Technical Writing. Those specialties and more allowed James to work on many types of aircraft to include the F-16, F-15, C-17, C-5 and the KC-135. During James’ military service, he won Airman of the Year at Altus AFB, and he received the honor of Senior Airman Below The Zone. He also received the Competent Communicator Award from Toastmasters International. James received his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Education in August, 2007 from Wayland Baptist University. He was able to finish his degree within 4 years while working full time in the military for 4 years. James completed his Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Multimedia Communications from the Academy of Art University in December 2014. James decided not to reenlist in the USAF in 2011 in order to fully concentrate and focus on his Film Acting career. James now takes advantage of the acting opportunities that make a difference in the eyes of the viewers no matter what the emotion is in order to uniquely connect with any given audience. He has taken numerous acting workshops, as he studies and analyzes interpretations from numerous acting instructors and talented professionals thereby strengthening his own method in character acting. He loves Italian food, and his favorite color is blue. He can now be seen in Feature, Independent and Short Films.
Born in Alexandria, Louisiana on November 13, 1988, Dother Sykes IV, started entertaining at the age of four by putting shorts on his head and giving a show for his folks’ enjoyment. At the tender age of six, his family later relocated to Tampa, Florida where he was practically raised. Eventually, he moved back to Louisiana where he finished High School resulting in him landing work in such television commercial campaigns such as Micheal Jordan and Drew Brees’ Advocare. It was at that time that Dother realized that the entertainment business was his calling. He found an agent located in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he landed his first big role in the film “Streets of Blood”. In addition, he has guest-starred on the TV show “Friday Night Lights” season four. In continuance of his acting career, Dother Sykes met Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and was able to share a few life stories resulting in side bending laughter. It was at that point that Curtis Jackson suggested he try Stand Up Comedy. With nothing to lose, he conquered his fear and claimed the stage of Amateur Night at The Funny Bone in Bossier City, Louisiana. The feeling of making people laugh became a passion almost instantaneously and has been in love with it ever since. Shortly after his first appearance, he began performing on various stages in Louisiana eventually spreading to Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey and many more, but most importantly, carrying on the name of the King of Comedy in Louisiana. He has since been able to make his love of acting and comedy go hand in hand, oftentimes working for his good through shorts, skits, and self written commercials. When Dother is not working he is spending time with his family.
Ryan King is an actor, known for Dana’s Story (2017).
Edwin Crowder is an actor, known for Dana’s Story (2017).