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10 Spelman College alumnae in arts and entertainment

8. Jasmyn Lawson, C’13

  • Jasmyn Lawson is an editorial manager for Netflix, where she oversees all operations for the streaming service’s Strong Black Lead platform. Prior to working at Netflix, Lawson was a culture editor at GIPHY. In July, Netflix announced that classic Black sitcom titles “Moesha,” “The Game,” “Sister, Sister,” “Girlfriends,” “The Parkers,” “Half & Half” and “One on One,” would be coming to their streaming platform. Lawson played a huge role in making that happen.

 

9. Tatiana G. Hobson, C’17

  • When praising Black women in the sci-fi genre, remember Tatiana G. Hobson. Known professionally as Tati Gabrielle, she is an actress most known for her role in CW’s post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100. She also stars in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and has been cast in an upcoming action-adventure film, Uncharted. While at Spelman, she was a double major in drama and French.

10. Ashley Jackson C’20

  • Actress and singer, Ashley Jackson, made her feature film debut in Hollywood in 2019, starring in the Netflix original movie Beats. Recently, she starred in Blast Beat, which premiered in the U.S Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival in 2020. Jackson graduated in May from Spelman, where she took on an independent major, studying African American narratives in cinema and television.

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