We had the good fortune of connecting with Marquerite Sanders and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marquerite, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born in Atlanta,GA and raised Decatur,Ga. Growing up in the city can be very challenging from life’s ups and downs. However I didn’t let it get the best of me. When you wanted to chase your dreams but you couldn’t is what I had to deal with. And in order for me to make my dreams come true I had to go through the bad and the ugly to get to where I am now. Being in school plays,musicals and dancing in church has brought me a long way cause I didnt think that i would actually be doing this now that i’m in my 30’s and it has been nothing short of an amazing experience for me. To really be able to show my talents now versus’s then is still exciting to me!!!!! Never knew that being the person that I am today would be such a humbling growth process. When you get questioned, OH my how long have you been doing this?, How you learned to act or dance like that? And I just simply say its been there never knew I had the potential to do any of this. I’m just a natural and it amazes me how many people are so proud of how far i have come. Because i came from nothing to something and I did it and I’m going to keep doing it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well in 2019 I worked in the Stage play called Sin Has No Titles produced,written,directed Jazmine Steed I played the role of Cousin Keisha she was one of the cousin’s that didn’t play about her family and she only came around when food was involved LOL. Shortly after that I got a role in a popular Youtube Series called Atlanta’s Ugly playing the role of Council Woman Maggie who is running to become Mayor of Atlanta I’m in Seasons 5,6,7 and I’m currently still working on this show so check it out on YouTube at 10pm every Friday night. Because i’m different and i know what i can bring to the table. My most proud and exciting moments are being recognize for my work when I go different places and it makes me happy that people can see who i am in person versus’s on a tv screen or there phone. It took a lot of confidence, prayers, ambition and motivation. It wasnt easy it was hard sometimes and staying focus, blocking out distractions,noise and becoming one with yourself and encouraging others that they can do it. I’ve learned to overcome my fears and to not rush and to take it step by step because everything doesn’t happen overnight. So to be the best you have to be the best. That even though i went through alot in my life to not knock me for wanting to become someone who i never thought i would become. Or to not think that because I didnt finish something that i want back and do it. Because at the end of the day we all have to go through the bad before we can get to good. And i cant wait to be on a bigger platform to be able to tell who i really am.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
To be honest i really dont have a favorite spot to go to or hangout. Im more of a chilled type of person. But a lot pf places thats here are very good places to go. The clubs, the eating places.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
OK!!!!!!!! First and for most I want to give honor where its is due and that is to the man upstairs God cause without him I wouldn’t be here or where I am today. A big shoutout to Jazmine Steed for giving me the opportunity to be apart of her stage play Sin Has No Titles I love you so much. Shoutout to my Fiance’/Manager James Graves and his Aunt Selena Weinert Graves thank you both for being in my corner, finding me opportunities, giving me my confidence back and just loving me for me I love you both to life and thank you both believing in me and letting me live my dreams. To my parents (dad) Franklin Sanders McCann and (mom) Jacquelyn Goodwin thank you both for loving me unconditionally throughout everything I love you both with everything in me, Thank you both for teaching me how to follow my dreams and live for me I appreciate you both ya’ll just don’t know. Shoutout to my best friend,big sister, my backbone Ashley Lockhart thank you for being in my corner and there for me when i needed you the most. You have been my rock and my continued support through it all. Even though my brother is not here a send a heavenly shout out to you because i know you would be proud me. I miss you so much. To my heavenly angels my grandparents James & Marguerite Sanders yall are here with me and you were there for me I miss you guys so much that im not going to give up cause you wouldnt have wanted that and i hope im making you proud from heavens seats. To my sibling’s Richard Sanders, Jackee Sykes, Princes Sanders McCann, Anthony Sykes I love you all beyond measure you seen my potential an told me to run with it and that’s what I did. Shout out to everybody who I couldn’t list just know i love you all very much and i appreciate you all thank you for your continued support and prayers. Stay tuned its only up form here.
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