We had the good fortune of connecting with Imari Reynolds and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Imari, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
As a kid growing up, I fell in love with creating things. It really farted back in Detroit, Michigan when I was drawing a lot. I would make comics, posters, or anything productive. This was just the start point in my life. Overtime, I discovered other creative talents which is now acting, youtube, and working on music. The reason why I’ve my choice to pursue this creative career is because this is what I enjoy doing, I love making someone’s day with my content, and of course, it’s great money in this field.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a kid growing up in Detroit, I found myself working on something productive. Drawing was one of the biggest things because I was able to “create” in my own world. I had other activities I picked as well, like playing musical instruments and playing sports. Looking back, I didn’t realize these were talents that help shape me into the person I am, today.
One day, my parents mentioned something to me that took me way out of my comfort zone. They strongly suggest I get myself involved in the Easter play at our local church. I honestly felt so nervous about joining because I knew I would have to perform in front of people. But, this opportunity changed my life forever. I remember everyone in the play receiving a round of applause for the great performance we displayed. At that moment, I knew I wanted to dedicate my life’s as an entertainer.
Later in my career, I’ve attended a few schools in Detroit and Los Angeles, to further my education in acting. To this day, I enjoyed the experiences I had working on monologues, scene study, improv, and audition techniques. Being in those classes created opportunities for me. I was blessed enough to book over 30 projects. Outside of acting, I’ve started getting myself involved with vlogs on YouTube and music in early 2020. Despite the critics, and challenges, I’m still sticking to the plan and that’s being the best version of me and working on more exciting content!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve been through many things in my life, so, I would like to take this time to acknowledge my mother, Kenyana. She’s spent years shaping my two brothers (Carlton and Alantae) and I to the men we are today. As a working entertainer, it can get challenging to keep it going when you dealing with rocky situations. My mother encourage and be there countless times. Honestly, I don’t know if I would be doing half of things, if it wasn’t for her guidance and her love.