Anyone who has seen O on screen or in person knows that she possesses unbound energy and creativity. As Yellow Mary in JuliDash’s Daughters of the Dust (1992); Diary of an African Nun (1977); Haile Gerima’s Bush Mam(1976); Saundra Sharp’s Back Inside Herself (1984); Zeinabu Davis’ A Powerful Thing (1991)Patrice Mallard’s Mute Love, Ron Mulvihill’s Maangamizi (2002) and Aralee Stranges’ This Train (2005), O continues developing a people’s art which empowers, enlightens and rejuvenates.
Her work on network television includes Lavern & Shirley, Wonder Woman, Divorce Court, and co-starring as the wife of Muhammad Ali in the NBC mini-series Freedom Road. Encouraged by independent producers, Ms O was on the production team of Journal, the first national television series created by, for and about women where she also represented the United Nations as associate producer of Dateline Copenhagen,a satellite telecast of the International Women’s Conference in Denmark.
Director: Ma’am fatou Seck
Actress: Maangamizi. video