Zainab Jah

Represented by: Madeleine Dewhirst & Sian Smyth

Zainab Jah

Zainab Jah

Represented by: Madeleine Dewhirst & Sian Smyth

Eclipsed, The Convert, Homeland, Hamlet, Ruined

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Title Role Director Theatre/Producer
Title Role Director Theatre/Producer
SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
Winner of the Drama Desk Excellence Award for Outstanding Ensemble, 2018
Eloise Rebecca Taichman MCC Theatre
ECLIPSED
Winner of the OBIE Award for Ensemble Performance, 2016
Maima Liesl Tommy Yale Rep/Public Theatre, Off-Broadway/John Golden Theatre, Broadway
VENUS Venus Lear DeBessonet Signature Theatre
STUFFED Katey Jackson Gay Women's Project
ROMEO N JULIET Friar Laurence Justin Emeka Classical Theatre of Harlem
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER Mum Leah Gardiner Atlantic Theatre Co.
IN DARFUR Hamida J. Settle The Public Theatre
TROJAN WOMEN Helen of Troy Alfred Preisser Classical Theatre of Harlem
KING LEAR Regan Alfred Preisser Classical Theatre of Harlem
ELECTRA Electra Alfred Preisser Classical Theatre of Harlem
FELA! (Workshop) Wife Bill T. Jones Off-Broadway
HAMLET
Winner of the 'Best Actor, Female' Award, Philadelphia Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, 2015
Hamlet Blanka Zizka Wilma Theatre
ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA Charmian Emily Mann McCarter Theatre
THE CONVERT
Winner of the Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, 2012
Prudence Emily Mann McCarter Theatre/Goodman Theatre/Kirk Douglas Theatre
A DOLL'S HOUSE Anne-Marie Sam Gold Williamstown Theatre Festival
RUINED
Winner of the 'Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play, Female' Award, San Diego Theatre Critics' Circle Awards, 2010
Winner of the 'Oustanding Performance, Female' Award, San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle Awards, 2010
Josephine Liesl Tommy La Jolla Playhouse/Berkeley Rep.
MACBETH Lady Macbeth Alfred Preisser Classical Theatre of Harlem/Von King Park, Brooklyn/Marcus Garvey Park, NY
THE CHILDREN OF HERAKLES Malaria Peter Sellars European Tour
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Beatrice - The Queens Company, NY
Title Role Director Production Company
Title Role Director Production Company
BLINDSPOT President Botros David S. Tuttman NBC
INSTINCT Rebreau Douglas Aarniokoski CBS
HOMELAND Aby Bah Various Showtime
ELEMENTARY Female Crematory Worker Michael Hekmat CBS
LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Homeless Person Peter Leto NBC
AS THE WORLD TURNS Co-Star L. Carpenter CBS
100 CENTRE STREET Co-Star Steve Shill A&E
Title Role Director Production Company
Title Role Director Production Company
EMILY AND TIM Helayne Specter (segment 'Healing') Eric Weber Tenafly Film Company
AND THEN CAME LOVE Actress Richard Schenkman Warner Bros.
DINNER RUSH Adrian Bob Giraldi Access Motion Picture Group
ABIDJAN, TALE OF TWO CITIES Lead Ian Davis BBC
Title Role Director Production Company
Title Role Director Production Company
JAZZ IN WAKANDA Zainab Djaka Souaré Independent
NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU Sophie Iquo B. Essien Editi Films
BURIED DEEP Zainab Timothy Naylor Independent
HOW TO MAKE AFANG SOUP Mama Iquo B. Essien Independent
Skills
Skills
ACCENTS & DIALECTS: American (Standard and Southern), West African (Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia), Central African (Congolese, Niger, Rwanda), Southern Africa (Zimbabwe), Caribbean (Jamaica, Trinidad)
MUSIC: Alto
DANCE: Trained in Ballet (Cechetti, Bournonville) and Contemporary (Graham, Cunningham)
SPORT/OTHER: Horseriding, Athletics (Track and Field), Advance Yoga (Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha)
Characteristic Info
Characteristic Info
Height 5'3"
Hair Black
Eyes Brown

Zainab is represented by
Madeleine Dewhirst & Sian Smyth

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