By Terisa Thurman
In recognizing women in film & television at the annual Designing Women Awards, NYWIFT supports talent from underrepresented groups, including women of color, who face even more daunting statistics than their white counterparts. I spoke to British actor Carmen Ejogo about this on the red carpet of Designing Women 2017, where she was on hand to present an award to hair stylist Melissa Forney:
Ejogo is best known for her leading role as Coretta Scott King in Ava Duvernay’s Selma and her lead role in Sparkle, as well as Starz’s acclaimed drama The Girlfriend Experience, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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