Emmy and NAACP Award-champ Debbi Morgan (Power, Ghost) is set for a significant recurring role inverse Yaya DaCosta, Morris Chestnut and Joe Morgan in Fox drama series Our Kind of People, from writer/executive producer Karin Gist (Star, Mixed-ish) and executive producer Lee Daniels (Empire, Star).
Composed by Gist inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s provocative, basically praised book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class, the series happens in the optimistic universe of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black tip top have come to play for over 50 years. Our Kind of People follows strong-willed single mom Angela Vaughn (DaCosta) as she decides to reclaim her family’s name and have an effect with her revolutionary haircare line that features the innate, natural beauty of Black women. In any case, she before long finds a dark secret about her mom’s previous that will flip around her world upside-down and shake up this community forever.
Morgan will play Patricia Williams, otherwise known as Aunt Piggy, Angela’s (DaCosta) auntie, who moves with Angela and her young girl Nikki (novice Alana Bright) to Martha’s Vineyard. A genuine person, sassy and uninhibited, she’s working people and avoids mincing words about it, however she has a great deal of presence of mind with regards to offering great guidance to the occasionally overpowered Angela. Piggy is additionally hiding a few secrets of her own, including a connection to Oak Bluffs from numerous years prior.
LeToya Luckett, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Lance Gross and Kyle Barry additionally star.
A co-production between twentieth Television and Fox Entertainment, Our Kind of People is executive produced by Gist and Claire Brown through The Gist of It Productions; Daniels and Marc Velez by means of Lee Daniels Entertainment; Pam Williams; Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Rodney Ferrell through Propagate; and Montrel McKay.
Morgan is known for her recurring parts in the Starz series Power and Ghost, Netflix’s The Defenders, Sextuplets and BET’s The Quad, Tales and Bigger. Her part as Angie Baxter-Hubbard on All My Children acquired her two Daytime Emmy nominations and a success for Best Supporting Actress in 1989. On the big screen, she won an Independent Spirit Award for her work in Eve’s Bayou, inverse Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield. She’s repped by PH Entertainment Group.
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