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Women On The Move Presents: Demetria McKinney

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Demetria McKinney is a river with many streams--singer, actress, model, song writer, and dancer. Whether she is acting on stage to a sold out audience or a featured soloist at a major event, Demetria continues to receive admiration with standing ovations from her performances. She earned a leading role in Mark E. Swinton’s “U Don’t Know Me,”. Demetria has a rich history with screenplay- writer and director, Tyler Perry. Ms. McKinney’s list of accomplishments includes the role of “Janine” in Tyler Perry’s TV sitcom, "House of Payne". Dee Dee embraced a vital role in the nationally renowned stage play, "Meet the Browns". Her journey continued with Mr. Perry on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in a televised play production entitled "Madea’s Christmas" which resulted in high ratings. In the DVD version of Tyler Perry’s "Why Did I Get Married", the starlet revived a significant role in the play. She also performed as the lead character "Brandy" in "Soul Kittens Cabaret". In 2007, McKinney starred in award winning short film, “Standing Reign.” Standing Reign was the five category award winning film in the Atlanta 48 Hour film festival (Best Film, Best Acting, Best Screenplay, Best Delivery and Audience Award). It was also an official selection in the TOMI Film Festival of New Orleans, the Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival of Atlanta, the International Black Film Festival of Nashville and is ranked top twenty films in the National 48 Hour Film Project. In April 2008,Ms.McKinney and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne was nominated for the 2008 Prism Award. Ms. McKinney was nominated for performance in a Comedy Series and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne was nominated and won the Prism Award for Comedy Series Multi-Episode Storyline. In July, Ms. McKinney starred in another award winning short film, “Before I Wake.” Demetria McKinney's star is definitely on the rise!