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Past FanX Guest

Nakia Burrise

Growing up in Stockton, CA, Nakia was introduced to musical theater and performance in elementary school. She began performing acrobatics by the age of five and later ventured into theater, musical theater, dancing, singing, and modeling. While attending Edison High School in Stockton, California, Nakia auditioned for UCLA’s prestigious theater department. She was the only African American female freshman accepted into the theater department that year. By the time she was a junior at UCLA, her professional career had begun. She booked her first role as a series regular on Power Rangers, as Tanya Sloan, the yellow ranger; while simultaneously recording her first pop album with her singing group, Divine. She has played an array of characters in such shows and movies as Jane the Virgin, Baby Daddy, The Mindy Project, Murder in the First, Angie Tribeca Hart of Dixie (recurring), Star Trek Continues… Along with her television and web series credits, she has appeared in numerous films, national commercials, musicals, and print ads.

In 2006 Nakia began producing her own projects. She co-wrote the comedy pilot, A Day in the Life. The project had great reviews. In 2009, she wrote, produced, and starred in, Crazy Daze, comedy series. The series received honorable mention in various tv/ film festivals.

In 2012 Nakia launched Sovereignty Entertainment Inc. a production company dedicated to producing family-friendly television, web series, and films. Nakia takes great pride, passion, and joy in producing, writing, and acting!

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