Quencie Live on @Youtube - Episode 4


On today's episode of Quencie Live I was joined by my Studio Q producer and bestie, Tam Anderson. We discussed the time we attended a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2011. Thanks to Tam I even got to ask Oprah a question from the audience that was later featured on her website, oprah.com.   It was during her last season and Oprah gave everyone in the audience a free trip to the Miraval Spa in Arizona, which included air fare, car service and pajamas! Only Oprah would give a gift that included everything like that and we so love her for it. We had a great time at the show and the spa.  Watch as we give our behind the scenes account of our experience. You can also see the question I asked Oprah below. 

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Press play and watch me ask Oprah a question from the audience at Harpo which no longer exists. 

Quencie Interviews Kyanna Simone Simpson Who Played Oprah Winfrey's Younger Character in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on HBO

Today, I did a Skype interview with actress Kyanna Simone Simpson who played the younger version of Oprah Winfrey's character in the biopic surrounding Henrietta Lacks life called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on HBO. The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

I had so much fun talking to Kyanna about her career, her mentor Latanya Richardson Jackson and what it was like to meet and work with Oprah Winfrey, which was a dream come true for her.  This budding actress who is known for her recurring role on HBO’s miniseries Show Me a Hero is currently working on the film, White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey.  

Check out our fun conversation below. 

Quencie Interviews Michael Jai White

I interviewed Michael Jai White on the red carpet at the NAACP Theater awards and since his show For Better or Worse was on OWN I had to ask him about Oprah Winfrey. Check out what he said about Oprah. Watch below. 

Quencie Talks to Oprah Winfrey

My best friend and business partner, Tam Anderson wrote the most beautiful letter to The Oprah Winfrey Show about how our relationship resembled her friendship with Gayle.  We were then miraculously chosen to attend a taping of the show during Oprah's 25th season based on being Best Friends. Once we got the email that confirmed our seats we constantly looked at each other and screamed, "We're going to the Oprah Winfrey Show!"  For years Tam, has told me how much our relationship reminds her of Oprah and Gayle. Who knew it would be the very reason we got to be in the same room with Oprah and Gayle. 

What even got to sit in the second row and it doesn't end there! I got a chance to ask Oprah a question, which they later posted on Oprah.com. What an amazing experience Tam and I had! Check out my question to Oprah below. Gayle chimed in too!

Quencie Interviews Egypt Sherrod

When I attended the NAACP Image Awards luncheon I spoke to HGTV host and author, Egypt Sherrod who is nominated for the release of her first book, “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No Stress Guide To Buying A Home.”   Egypt's show, “Property Virgins” is highly rated and can be seen every week on HGTV.  Recently, HGTV green-lit her original spin off show “Flipping Virgins.” The show consists of three parts: she helps the investors find a property to flip, she then helps them renovate it – then, they sell it.  Since Egypt seems to embody success I asked her what is the best advice she could give to young people about never giving up. She immediately recalled something Oprah Winfrey shared with her.  Watch Egypt's answer below.

Egypt Sherrod’s ‘Keep Calm It’s Just Real Estate‘ is available for purchase online at Amazon.com or KeepCalmItsJustRealEstate.com. For more information on Egypt Sherrod visit egyptsherrodrealestate.com and egyptcares.org

Make sure you watch the 47th NAACP Image Awards, which will broadcast live on Friday, February 5 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed) on TV One.