Zainab Jah Biography

 
Bio:
Recent credits include: title role of Hamlet (The Wilma Theater), Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo N Juliet, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater, NYC), Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prudence in The Convert, Josephine in Ruined, A Doll’s House (Williamstown ... (read more)
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Bio:
Recent credits include: title role of Hamlet (The Wilma Theater), Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo N Juliet, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater, NYC), Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prudence in The Convert, Josephine in Ruined, A Doll’s House (Williamstown ... (read more)

Recent credits include: title role of Hamlet (The Wilma Theater), Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo N Juliet, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater, NYC), Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prudence in The Convert, Josephine in Ruined, A Doll’s House (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Eclipsed, Helen of Troy in Trojan Women (Classical Theatre of Harlem), In Darfur (The Public Theater/NYSF), Peter Sellars’ Children Of Herakles (European Tour). Film / TV credits: “Law & Order SVU,” “Outliving Emily” (with Andre Braugher and Phylicia Rashad), Along Came Love. Awards: Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award, Best Featured Actress (The Convert), San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle, Outstanding Performance, Female Featured Role (Ruined) and Best Featured Actress, Philadelphia Critics Awards (The Convert).

Zainab Jah Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Zainab Jah, Boesman and Lena
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Zainab Jah, Boesman and Lena
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Ensemble Award Gold Star
Zainab JahSchool Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Zainab Jah, Eclipsed