We had the good fortune of connecting with Debrika Wright Person and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Debrika, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I have a very supportive family. They understand what it is that I am doing so sometimes they join in and be apart.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an actress! I always had dreams of acting since my early childhood. I would participate in talent shows at family reunions and other family gathering. At the 17, I got my first invite to act in a music video. I was super excited about the opportunity and thought this would be a start to my acting/entertainment career but my dad was concerned for my safety at that age and wouldn’t allow me to go. I then put away that dream and went on with normal life. I went to school, got a great job, had my children and got married. It was at the age of 30 that my dreams came back to life! I saw 2 Tyler Perry movies that gave me back that desire. The Diary of a Mad Black Woman and I can do bad all by myself. Kimberly Elise abs Taraji P Henson has me so inspired to pursue my dreams again! I quickly looked for casting for a Tyler Perry project and was casted for the opportunity to be an extra in For Colored Girls. It was such an amazing experience that I continue to seek other acting opportunities. My coworker gave me a flyer at work for a casting call and I booked for my very first speaking role! Since then I have been apart of several stage plays, commercials and movies. I love acting and I am always excited for new opportunities! I’ll see you on the big screen soon!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love to eat so 2 of my favorite restaurants is Papadeaux and Crab 404. I love seafood and those honey Hennessy drinks are good! Lol! My son, Daimion Wright, and his girlfriend Phylicia are well known Youtubers who took me to Stone Mountain Park to experience some activities there. I enjoyed it. As for the night life I have been to several enjoyable places. There is so much to do in Atlanta!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband Maurice Person Jr. He has been a very supportive person to me on this journey to following my dreams.
Linkedin: Debrika Wright Person
Other: TikTok: @actressdebrika
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