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Joy Keys chats with Award winning Actress Yolonda Ross

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Yolonda Ross is currently starring in the John Sayles film “Go For Sisters” for which she has just been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. She also stars in the short film “Afronauts,” a film based on true events, which was just accepted into Sundance 2014.

Yolonda made her feature film debut in the Award winning independent film “Stranger Inside” in 2001. She went on to win an IFP Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for the role as well as receiving her first independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Debut Performance.  Yolonda also appeared in “Antwone Fisher,” “Yelling To the Sky,” “Whatever Works,” and “FOUR.”

In television, Yolonda is best known for her role as documentarian Dana Lyndsey on Treme, and appeared in the HBO/David Mamet, Phil Spector biopic. She just completed a pilot for Showtime entitled, “Trending Down” with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn, directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

In 2008 Yolonda became a member of the prestigious Labyrinth Theater Company in New York after making her stage debut in the play UNCONDITIONAL at The Public Theater. 

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