“It’s not positive images of Black people that we need, but complex ones.” – Teyonah Parris The tense debate about the representation of Black women in entertainment is not new. It has been a hot-button issue since the beginning of
Written and directed by Justin Simien, Dear White People takes a satirical look at race relations in the age of Obama. Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran,...Show More Summary
Poor thang! Teyonah Parris Cried When She Went Natural Although she’s been lauded for her envy worth natural locks, “Mad Men” star Teyonah Parris was initially so uncomfortable with her chemical free hair that she didn’t wanna leave...
Can you tell the difference between Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss? -Bustle Add this rolled ponytail to your arsenal of ponytail tricks. -The Frisky Mad Men actress Teyonah Parris learned to love her natural hair. -HuffPo Style Accessorize like a minimalist, because who … More » Party Favors: Taylor Swift or Karlie Kloss? We May Never Know. Show More Summary
Fix tired eyes in a flash with silver liner - SheFinds Why Teyonah Parris cried over her natural hair - HuffPost Style Proud of yourself for using SPF daily? You're still not putting enough on - Allure Learn the history of nail salons...Show More Summary
After a big turn in "A Day's Work," the actress tells THR about Dawn's lingering loyalty to Don, becoming the new Joan and her character's "oh, this shouldn't be funny" moment in the break room. read more
There were some hard, heartbreaking moments on last night’s Valentine’s Day–set episode of Mad Men. Sally Draper, especially, went through some stuff, but so did office secretaries Dawn and Shirley, who were nearly fired three times between them, merely for being kind. Dawn got dressed down by her new boss,... More »
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Dawn and Shirley: The 1970's 'Mad Men' Spin-Off we all need in our lives.
Jessie T. Usher (Level Up), Ronreaco Lee (Glory, Let’s Stay Together), Erica Ash (Scary Movie 5, The Real Husbands Of Hollywood), Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) and Teyonah Parris (Mad Men, They Came Together) have signed...Show More Summary
Half-Hour Comedy to Star Jessie T. Usher, Ronreaco Lee, Erica Ash, Tichina Arnold and Teyonah Parris
Teyonah Parris will play RonReaco Lee's wife in "Survivor's Remorse." read more
When Mad Men's Teyonah Parris stopped relaxing her hair
The Los Angeles Times spoke to the actress playing the newest character on AMC’s Mad Men, secretary Dawn Chambers. Played by Teyonah Parris, Chambers is hired after the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper PryceShow More Summary
Teyonah Parris speaks out on playing Mad Men's first black employee (The Frisky) How I paid off my student loan in only three and a half years (HuffPo Women) The 'Mommy War' Debate is missing the point (The Stir) How to get over imposter...Show More Summary
“I know that this show hasn’t had an African-American in the office and I know that comes with a lot of responsibility as to how I portray this woman, but I can’t think about that. I can only go in and do what I think this woman would do. I try not to think, ‘Oh, [...]
Teyonah Parris talks about joining "Mad Men" as the show's first black employee, her relationship with Peggy and just how stingy Matt Weiner can be with details about the show.
From Megan Draper to Miss Blankenship, Don Draper's secretaries have a way of making their mark on Mad Men; the latest, Dawn Chambers, is no exception. As Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s first black employee, Dawn's story line is under close surveillance by critics and fans alike, all of whom want ... More »
Teyonah Parris is nothing like Dawn Chambers, the shy, quiet administrative assistant she plays on AMC's "Mad Men."
The most interesting new character in the "Mad Men" world received the shortest amount of screen time in her debut episode, "Tea Leaves," on Sunday: Dawn Chambers (Teyonah Parris). The black woman was hired as Don's secretary in the aftermath...