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EP 25-The Good Place: TIANA OKOYE

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Making her Broadway Debut in the Cher Show in NYC, this UCLA grad is no stranger to big stages including the Hollywood Bowl (Mamma Mia, A Chorus Line) and some of the yummiest Live musicals on TV including Hairspray Live and Grease Live. In Southern California, Tiana Okoye was Disney’s first Black Elsa in FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion. You can catch her on The Good Place and HBO’s Silicon Valley. With the curls and body of a goddess, you’re gonna wanna stalk the crap out of her.

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Show Notes

  • From Southern California
  • The Good Place, no stranger to the Hollywood Bowl, Grease Live, Hairspray Live, The Cher Show
  • Ghetto Gangnam Style
  • Started wearing natural hair in sophomore year of college
  • This is when her mom stopped paying for her hair to be chemically straightened
  • Did not like Brazilian Blowout
  • Perms burnt scalp
  • Not a fan of DevaCurl
  • Liked Cantu, Shea Moisture, and Renpure Products (these are also very affordable!!)
  • Recently started using Pattern by Tracee Ellis Ross
  • These products make her hair happy!
  • Wanted her hair straight because it was like her mom’s
  • Hair was not fitting for her until she begun to embrace her curls
  • People in the industry have told her “it’s too much” and ask her to put her hair up
  • Didn’t realize it was rude/a micro-aggression until later
  • First black Elsa in Frozen at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater
  • Liesl Tommy (Director)
  • Tone of women’s ensemble sets the tone of the building
  • Barry’s Bootcamp
  • The more we put out our hair, the less inclined people will be to pet it
  • Embrace your curls!
  • Instagram: @Tee_ohhh

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Crossover: Live, A Stellar Original

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