Actress Jasmine Burke Has a Thing for Prince, Gossip Blogs and the Unpredictable
Current project(s): Studio 11 Films’ Reckless playing Jana. In recurring role as specialist Chelsea Rhodes on Lifetime’s “Army Wives;” co-stars as VJ Ebony Wright in The Disney Original movie Let It Shine premiering June 15 on Disney; co-star of the hot late night talk show “Ladies Night;” and creator of the quirky sitcom “MY ROOMIES.”
Why did you take this role?
I liked the message the project set out to convey. And, I appreciate the 11Eleven11Project initiative.
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations as a young actor?
Actors who were multifaceted with extraordinary range inspired me. The ones who were unpredictable and great at what they did … the likes of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Diahann Carroll.
The one movie – attended – that you will never forget:
I love old black and white classics. There are too many to name.
Last good movie you saw:
Mildred Pierce, the original, came on TV and I couldn’t get out of my seat.
Some films you consider classics:
Black Girl, Cooley High, Claudine, Peyton Place, Bad Seed…
Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
Atlanta, New York and London.
First CD/Tape/LP you owned:
The Cranberries and Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill.
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:
I don’t remember not wanting to perform.
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap:
OMG! I’ll never tell.
Most challenging role you have played:
I starred in Letters to a Father where I played a 13, 18 and 25-year-old. I loved the challenge of transforming into this character and living through her experience at different ages.
Worst job you ever had:
Door-to-door sales in the hot Georgia heat.
Career you would want if not a performer:
Three things you can’t live without:
My family, good food and love.