Essence Magazine Releases First Ever Black Girl Magic Issue1

Just last week, Essence Magazine released their first ever ‘Black Girl Magic’ themed issue, filled with pages of beautiful Black women who are, obviously, giving us that #BlackGirlMagic in 2016. One of the well-chosen members of the Class of 2016 was the beautiful Teyonah Parris.

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Some people may just be starting to see this beautiful face around town, but Teyonah Parris has been rippling waves for a period of time now. A graduate of the Julliard School, Parris is probably most known for her starting role in ‘Mad Men’, upon which she became the first African-American to play a starring role. She made her initial debut back in 2010 for her work onstage and on screen in the play A Free Man of Color and feature film How Do You Know.Teyonah+Parris+25th+IFP+Gotham+Independent-cynthia-rowley-marchesa-2teyonah parris amare stoudemire alexis trainwreck premiere

Since Mad Men, Parris has gone on to create a dynamic career with a starring role in movies ‘Dear White People’ and Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ (Note: She has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture).Academy+Motion+Picture+Arts+Sciences+7th+Annual-teyonah-parris-pedram-coutureteyonah parris The 8th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Currently, she’s a series regular on the hit TV Show, Survivor’s Remorse, as well as working on some big projects this year: Parris is set to star as R&B/Jazz singer, Miki Howard in the upcoming biopic on her life, entitled The Miki Howard Story.Teyonah Parris's 2015 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party John Paul Ataker Blue Button Dress, Kate Spade Clutch, and Lust for Life PumpsTeyonah Parris 46th+NAACP+Image+Awards+Part+2+TNn_lY5M2R1x

Aside from her accolades she’s garnering as an actress, Teyonah Harris is also a strong and outspoken advocate for the #NaturalHairMovement, where she’s shared on numerous occasions her hair story and transition from permed to fully natural and proud.claire sulmers teyonah parris ebony power 100 gala

Nothing else we can say about this beautiful woman except that she’s a true inspiration for next generation of actresses, women of color in the media, natural girls, and just anyone wanting to possess that Black Girl Magic. So those are just a few reasons why she’s our Beauty Crush; is she yours?

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