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.
— The 100 (@cwthe100) June 14, 2020
this energy on monday is a MOOD pic.twitter.com/bnWaERYwqd
— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) February 24, 2020
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.
365 days since “Niyah” was introduced to the world. Whether you watched “BEATS” the first day it came out, today, or somewhere in between… thank you for loving her as much as I do. Swipe to see some “never-before-seen” flicks of me in my fave look from #BEATSonNetflix. 🎧🎬💙 pic.twitter.com/AkNnBZdiaj
— Ashley Jackson (@imashleyjackson) June 20, 2020
SERIOUSLY THE BEST WORK OF MY LIFE!
We've been working through the logistics to bring these shows to the platform for a very long time.
— Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) July 29, 2020