Two of her most familiar works are the hilarious national commercials for Dr. With this extremely talented and beautiful group of precocious girls, the teacher often became the student. A leader, Chyna takes the obstacles facing our youth very seriously. Whether the camera is on her or not, this actress is available, prepared and works hard for her scene partners. Known for her fearlessness and raw, uninhibited style, each character she embodies is different, unique and unforgettable. Raised in Jamaica, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn the rising star is commonly referred to as a young Diahann Carroll.
Chyna further honed her craft with the African American Theater of Harlem, Negro Ensemble Company under the late O. The starlet first began her professional training with the CityKids Repertory Company where she has performed with and for the biggest names in Hollywood including Robin Williams, Jasmine Guy, Salt n Pepa and Demi Moore - to name a few. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. Opening Reception: April 12, 2013 7pm-9pm House of Art Gallery 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd. As a child, it was through her late Uncle Neville that she was first introduced to her true love: acting. Chyna Layne was born, is Actress, Producer.
With her acting partner, Rayan Lawrence, Chyna recently formed Lawrence Layne Productions. The opening reception will be a special night to meet the artists, discuss their passions, and reminisce about memories held when the boombox became a staple through a persuasive era. Not only was this group a competitive dance troupe but also a sisterhood. Her ultimate dream is to build a full, high-tech community center in East New York that would be free to the community and provide jobs, childcare, education and a safe place for kids to hang. Born to a Jamaican father and Filipina mother, this JamaicanAsian sensation breaks all of the rules and pursues acting strictly for the love and art. Lawrence Layne Productions' first sole project to be released is the thriller short, Blue Mountain Lake, in which she will make her screenwriting debut and Rayan Lawrence will make his directorial debut.
She then went on to receive a full scholarship at the Black Spectrum Theatre where she led the company in an Audelco Award win for Best Ensemble in the musical, A Trip to Nowhere. Solidifying her status as an action star, she has flexed her muscles and performed her own stunts in four action features: Shaolyn Jones, The Black Pearl, Brooklyn Knights and The Chyna Layne Chronicles. The group exhibition will feature seminal Boombox celebrated works from; Jamel Shabazz, Justin Bua, Frank Morrison, Dan Ericson, Najee Dorsey, Charlotta Janssen, and Phyllis Stephens. Chyna Layne is a member of. Indeed, it was love at first sight. She is, in fact and inarguably, an actor's actor.
She has volunteered in her community and comes from a family that is very devoted to empowering the community to get involved by voting, volunteering, educating and taking action. . Duke and the Atlantic Acting School. The concept of the BoomBox Exhibition; presented by House of Art Gallery, is to demonstrate the influence of the boombox through various facets from the 70's-mid 80's; such as fashion, music and politics. The romantic feature, A Deeper Love, directed and executive produced by Darrell Smith will be the first film released in association. Skilled in martial arts, the Asian temptation studies a form of her native land's martial arts, eskrima, also known as Filipino stick fighting. Well respected and extremely professional on set, her work ethic is intense.
The Boombox was an intrinsic part of incubating so much sonic New York history, in pulling together this study we'll see, live and embrace a device that was part of the fabric of the city. Whether it was a story from back home in Jamaica or an impersonation of Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind, his skill of storytelling, was a gift that, out of all his nieces and nephews, he would only pass on to Chyna. She also studies the Chinese martial arts form, wushu. . . .
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