MANDLA JAHAVA joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with Host, Salisha Thomas. She is a first generation Kenyan-American actor, writer, and director based out of New York. She passionately creates and advocates for African stories from an African perspective for African people. She will be seen in Issa Rae’s new HBO show “Rapsh!t”. Other credits include: Ava Duvernay’s “DMZ” and “How to Make Love to a Black Woman” produced by Lena Waithe. Regional theater credits include: Geffen Playhouse, Arizona Theater, Denver Theatre Club. She received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama ‘19 and a BFA in Acting from CalArts.
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