The name may be familiar and it should. Yolonda Ross was one of our cover stories from the Issue #7 release of RAmag. We met her during her role in the Whitney Houston Biopic. Since then I have followed her career as she is always on the go and consistently on her uprise.
Recently, Yolonda announced her role as ‘Jada’ in the upcoming Showtime series, “The Chi.” Naturally, I had to reach out to her to congratulate her as well as get the inside dish…….. Haaaaaaaay Londa!
On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following).
For those like me who are unable to wait till the 7th, get into the release before the release.
A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone and Armando Riesco. Don’t miss the premiere of The Chi on Sunday, January 7th 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (TV14)