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Listen: Saidah Ekulona Talks Her Stage and Screen Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Saidah discussed how she got her start in the arts and more!

Listen: Saidah Ekulona Talks Her Stage and Screen Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. With over 250 interviews to date with today's most successful artists, Levine engages her celebrity guests in intimate conversations that are hilarious, vulnerable, revealing and inspiring. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview has been called "Podcast Vérité," because her conversations are unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.

This week's episode features Saidah Arrika Ekulona who talked about her stage and screen career, and more! She also discussed how she got her start in the arts.

"I have been doing plays since I was a kid," she explained. "I was a pencil in A Stationery Play because I was so tall. Then, when I was around ten, my parents enrolled me in Arena Playhouse, an African American theatre company in Baltimore and they had a summer camp, and my dad got me in. I would go there every summer and work on movement, do voice, do dance, do acting, and everything. So I started doing it more and more in school, and I decided...it just seemed like what I was going to do."

Listen to the full episode below!

Saidah Arrika Ekulona is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress. She's originated roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres and international theatres, and originated the role of Mama Nadi in the Pulitzer Prize winning play RUINED, for which she won an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Jeff Award, Audelco Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Award.

She's currently shooting a Series Regular role as Ebunoluwa on BOB LOVES ABISHOLA, can also be seen as Toni Chapman in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, and has been a recurring featured Guest Star on SNOWFALL, BETTER CALL SAUL, BULL, KEVIN CAN WAIT, IMPASTOR, and has also Guest Starred in SCANDAL, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, WHY WOMEN KILL, ROOM 104, THE 100, and SHAMELESS, among others. Saidah's film work includes DARK WAS THE NIGHT, HONEYGLUE, CHRISTIAN MINGLE, THE DEN, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, RIGHTEOUS KILL, and others.

Theatre credits include BROADWAY: Well OFF-BROADWAY: An American Daughter (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Othello; Unconditional; Well; The Square; Romeo and Juliet (Public Theatre/NYSF); The Thugs (Soho Rep); Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons); A Streetcar Named Desire (NYTW), The Thugs (Soho Rep) and more.

Saidah received her BA from Albright College and her MFA in Acting from University of Minnesota.


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