AMEER BARAKA - Actor-Writer who rose from prison to Hollywood.
Born to humble beginnings in New Orleans, LA, Ameer, had an early life that was as gloomy and as ill fated as a young life could have been. In and out of the "system" as a kid for transgressions ranging from youthful indiscretions to major crimes, he was seemingly on a one-way trip to oblivion. Perhaps more than any other influence, Baraka attributes his
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personal transformation and metamorphosis to the spirituality and self-love he developed from reading the Bible behind bars. Baraka began his professional acting career by appearing in music videos and making minor appearances in national and international television commercials. This early work, along with his dedication to the study of the acting craft with some of Hollywood's leading acting coaches and instructors, led to increasingly prominent roles and an Emmy Nomination. He also authored a book, The Life I Chose, the Streets Lied to me.
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