Quencie Interviews Dondré T. Whitfield

In interviewed three-time Emmy nominee Dondré T. Whitfield who plays irrigation specialist Remy Newell on OWN's hit show, Queen Sugar.  I remember Dondré from his recurring roles on The Cosby Show.  He was also on daytime drama Another World before landing his long-running role as Terence Frye on the hit daytime drama All My Children. For that role, Dondré was nominated for the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in a row. 

Dondré is no stranger to big-screen audiences either, starring opposite Vivica A. Fox in The Salon and in a wide range of major studio and independent films, including director Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere with David Oyelowo, White Man’s BurdenHomeboyz II: Crack CityTwo Can Play That GamePastor Brown35 and Ticking and the Helen Mirren–directed film Happy Birthday. A former semipro baseball player, Dondré was tapped to co-star as Skillet alongside Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.  Check out my red carpet interview with at The Merge Summit. Watch below

Quencie Interviews Erika Alexander

Remember Maxine Shaw, Attorney at Law from the hit 90's sitcom Living Single? Well, I do! I love Erika Alexander and the role that she made so iconic. I was elated to get a chance to interview her at Roland Martin's Hollywood Soiree.  We talked all things 'Cosby Show' and 'Living Single.'  Erika also told us about her role in AMC's Low Winter Sun and a comic book that she, her husband, and brother created called Concrete Park.

My Producer Tam and Erika Alexander

My Producer Tam and Erika Alexander

When my producer, Tam spotted Erika in the room no interview mattered but the one with her. I'm a big fan too, but Tam is a Stan. She has been wanting to meet Erika forever. So glad she finally did.  It was also great to experience just how kind Erika was. I always like to mention when someone is kind, because everyone isn't, so when they are, it should be noted.  A little bit of kindness can go such a long way. 

We always appreciate when the people we loved are actually loveable.  As much as we all loved Max on Living Single, Erika Alexander is even cooler!  Watch my interview with Erika below.