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Nationality  American
Name  Persia White
Albums  Mecca
Website  www.persiawhite.comM
Children  Mecca White
Years active  1994–present
Height  1.73 m
Occupation  Actress, Singer
Role  Actress

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Born  October 25, 1972 (age 43) (1972-10-25) Miami, Florida, U.S.
Spouse  Joseph Morgan (m. 2014), Saul Williams (m. 2008–2009)
Movies and TV shows  Girlfriends, Dysfunctional Friends, Breaker High, Black November, Revelation
Similar People  Joseph Morgan, Saul Williams, Daniel Gillies, Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones
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Persia White (born October 25, 1972) is an American actress and musician. White is known for her role as Lynn Searcy on the sitcom Girlfriends (2000–2008). She is also a member of the industrial rock band XEO3 and a solo singer, who released her debut album Mecca in 2009.

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Early life

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White is one of four children born to a White mother and a Bahamian father. Her early years were spent in the Bahamas. White's father was paralyzed in a car accident when she was three. He later moved to Miami to seek better medical care. White's mother moved with her children to the South Florida area two years later, but did not reunite with White's father.

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White later joined the Miami Coconut Grove Children's Theater. As a teen, she studied dance, acting, singing, and painting. After high school, White signed with the Ford Agency and obtained her Screen Actors Guild card. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Career

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White has appeared in various independent films, including Red Letters (opposite Peter Coyote) and the cult horror Blood Dolls. She starred in the made-for-TV movies Operation Sandman (opposite Ron Perlman), and Suddenly, opposite Kirstie Alley. Her television work includes guest starring roles on Angel, NYPD Blue, The Steve Harvey Show, Brooklyn South, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as a series regular role on Breaker High with co-star Ryan Gosling and Hit TV Series Girlfriends as Lynn. In 2008, White appeared in The Fall of Night, as the character Dawn. She can also be seen in Chrisette Michele's video, "Be OK".

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In addition to acting, White also co-produced the award-winning documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. In July 2011, White won the award for Best Performance By An Actor in the American Black Film Festival for her work in Dysfunctional Friends.

She also appeared as Bonnie's mother on The Vampire Diaries in a semi-recurring role.

Personal life

White is a vegan, a human and animal rights advocate, and environmentalist. She was honored by PETA as a 2005 Humanitarian of the Year. She is a board member for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

On February 29, 2008, White was engaged to singer Saul Williams, her boyfriend of five years. They met in 2003 when he made a guest appearance on the TV show Girlfriends. On January 17, 2009, White announced via her Myspace blog that she and Williams were no longer together.

After three years of dating, White married fellow The Vampire Diaries actor Joseph Morgan in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on July 5, 2014.

White has a daughter, born c. 1995.

Mecca

Mecca is Persia White's debut album. It was released digitally on October 31, 2009, and on CD on December 8, 2009. The title comes from the name of White's daughter. The final three songs on the album were all featured on the TV series Girlfriends which White acted in.

Track listing

  1. "Wanting" – 3:58
  2. "Perfect" – 3:15
  3. "Receive" (featuring Saul Williams) – 4:15
  4. "Pressed Against Gods Thoughts" – 2:02
  5. "Haunt" – 3:02
  6. "2 Sea" – 1:23
  7. "Danger" (featuring Saul Williams) – 3:25
  8. "Salvation" – 4:57
  9. "Tease" (featuring Tricky) – 3:22
  10. "Choices" (Girlfriends season finale song) – 2:47
  11. "Past Mistakes" (featuring Tricky) – 4:10

References

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