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7 Facts About "Dolemite is My Name" Breakout Star Da'Vine Joy Randolph: She Stars in Hulu's High Fidelity Alongside Zoë Kravitz

Shrijan Thu Apr 23 2020
7 Facts About "Dolemite is My Name" Breakout Star Da'Vine Joy Randolph: She Stars in Hulu's High Fidelity Alongside Zoë Kravitz

Da'Vine Joy Randolph is an American actress and singer. 

Born on May 21, 1986, the 33-year-old is most known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway musical, Ghost: The Musical, and her breakthrough role in the 2019 biographical movie, Dolemite is My Name.

Here are seven facts about Da'Vine Joy Randolph: 

7. Tony Award-Nominated Performer of the Broadway Musical, Ghost: The Musical

 Alongside a successful on-screen career, Randolph has also received acclaim for her work on-stage. 

Despite no experience to speak of, Randolph -- who auditioned for an understudy role -- was cast in the lead role of Oda Mae Brown in the Broadway musical play, Ghost: The Musical

Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost: The Musical
Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost: The Musical.
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The 2012 production received three Tony Award nomination with Randolph landing a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Additionally, she was also nominated for a Drama League Award and a Outer Critics Circle Award

6. Breakthrough Role in Dolemite Is My Name

Randolph gave a tour de force performance in the Eddie Murphy-led 2019 biographical comedy movie, Dolemite Is My Name.

Based on the life of comedian, singer, actor, and film producer Rudy Ray Moore (A.K.A Dolemite), the movie was considered a career resurgence for Murphy, who plays the titular character   

Da'Vine Joy Randolph alongside Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name
Da'Vine Joy Randolph alongside Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name
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Besides Murphy, Randolph also received critical acclaim for her performance as Lady Reed. She was won an AAFCA Award,  two Black Reel Awards, and was nominated for an NAACP Award

5. Stars in the Hulu Romantic-Comedy-Drama Series, High Fidelity

Most recently, Randolph stars in the Hulu adaptation of the eponymous romantic-comedy-drama novel by English writer Nick Hornby, High Fidelity.  

The series stars Zoë Kravitz as Robyn "Rob" Brooks, a record store owner who is obsessed with Top 5 lists and concocts one for herself, recounting her top 5 breakups.  Randolph plays Cherise, an employee at Rob's record store and one of her closest friends.

The series debuted on Hulu on February 14, 2020. 

Other cast members include Jake Lacy as Clyde, David H. Holmes as Simon Miller, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Russell "Mac" McCormack, and Rainbow Sun Francks as Cameron Brooks. 

4. Played Poundcake in Empire

Randolph got to show off her musical talent as well as her acting skills as Poundcake in the Fox musical-drama series, Empire.

She made her first appearance as Poundcake in the fourth episode of the show's fourth season and went on to appear in a total of seven episodes from 2017 to 2018. 

3. Guest Appearances in The Good Wife and Veep

Randolph has also made guest appearances in TV shows like The Good Wife, Veep, and This is Us

She played Margie in a 2013 episode of the CBS political and legal drama, The Good Wife, titled "A More Perfect Union". 

Randolph also played Roberta Winston in a 2017 episode of the HBO satirical-political-comedy series, Veep, titled "Qatar".

Additionally. Randolph has also appeared in the NBC family-drama series, This is Us, as Tanya

2. Voiced Christine and Abby Fisher in The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show  

Randolph has lent her voice to breathe life into the character of Christine Bluestone in the Netflix animated series, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show.

 She is part of the main voice cast of the show as Christine. She also voiced the character of Abby Fisher in an episode of the show.

1. Estimated Net Worth of $200 Thousand

Da'Vine Joy Randolph's net worth, as of April 2020, is believed to be around $200 thousand. Randolph is an acclaimed actress of such shows as Empire, This is Us, Veep, and The Good Wife. She is also one of the main cast of the Hulu romantic-comedy-drama, High Fidelity.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Zoë Kravitz in High Fidelity
Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Zoë Kravitz in High Fidelity
Source: Harper's Bazaar 

She has also starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the 2019 biographical comedy movie, Dolemite Is My Name, in what is considered to be her breakout role. 

Besides Dolemite Is My Name, she has also appeared in movies like The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Office Christmas Party, Kajillionaire, and The Last Shift.

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