Today we’d like to introduce you to Cydnee Berry.
Cydnee, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been in performing arts all my life. I can remember my first love was singing, then I ultimately fell in love with Acting. My first play was at the age of six, and from there my love for art grew.
Growing up my mother kept me in performing arts so I did everything from playing the piano, to tap dancing, to choir to theatre. I also loved basketball so I played basketball and performed in shows and plays all throughout K-12.
I later gave up my love for basketball for Theatre in my junior year of high school, and I dove into Theatre, advanced Theatre to be exact. I joined the NTS (National Thespian Society) in 2007, and in 2008 I went enrolled in the illustrious Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to obtain my degree in Theatre Arts.
Outside of Theatre, Atlanta is where my passion for TV & Film blossomed, and also where my opportunities came flooding in. I landed a lead role as Jordie is an independent film My Brothers Keeper. I also star in ‘Unusual Circumstances’ as April, a young woman discovering the truth about who her mother really is.
Coming to Netflix soon is my Feature Film debut as Ce Ce in All Day and a Night written and directed by Black Panthers Joe Robert Cole.
Going forward, I want to continue with my craft, and continue to study techniques, and open myself up to diverse roles and opportunities. My next goal is to obtain an agent that is just as passionate about the business, if not more so that we can both elevate my career.
Has it been a smooth road?
Of course, it’s not always a smooth road but it’s definitely worth the struggle and hustle. College wasn’t easy, neither is life, but I am here to make my dreams my reality and that requires a lot of hard work, dedication, motivation, faith, and patience, not to mention persistence.
Living in LA alone can be challenging, especially relationships. People can turn into strangers for “fame” in an instant, but I always remember to remain humble and positive. If there was anything I could tell the young people striving to make it, I’d say stay true to yourself, hustle, love your family, and don’t get caught up in the clout.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am an actress, have been since six years old. I modeled a lot in college and recently walked for Moneka Monette in The Unhushed Foundation Fashion for Domestic Abuse Survivors.
As of now, I am most proud of my role in All Day and a Night, and my resume I have built up. I am proud of my ability to have an overwhelming amount of faith that continues to push me beyond the limit at times.
At the end of the day, I will always be me in front of or behind the camera’s. Whether I’m famous today, tomorrow, next month or year, my friends and family will never be able to say I changed for “fame”, rather they will say I blossomed into the person God called me to be.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the hustle and motivation I see and feel from my peers and idols. It’s always nice to be surrounded by people that also want to see you win, and by those that don’t hide Opportunities, and people that understand that when one wins, we all win
As with most of us, I hate the traffic.
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