Persia White

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Persia White

Born

10/25/1972, Miami, Florida

Birth Name

Persia Jessica White

Gender

Female
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Persia Jessica White was born on October 25, 1972. She was born in Miami, Florida but was also raised in Nassau, Bahamas. She is half Bahamian and and half Caucasian. She is an American actress best known for her role as Lynn Searcy on the CW show Girlfriends…more

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    • (Persia on her tattoos and how it effects her career)
      Persia White: I have two magnolias. They're an homage to the South and Billy Holiday's song Strange Fruit about the lynchings which occurred there–a reminder of how beauty can come from tragedy. The black bars mark change, like marks on a tree. The other is about a negative space; how we must embrace it. We must have the balance of yin and yang. My first tattoo is the cross on my back. I was in my 20s. I had it placed on my spine opposite a chakra point. It represents my life's journey; moving forward. I have lost work over my tattoos! However, I knew the risks of being inked, especially as a woman in Hollywood, and I was willing to live with them. At the same time, the writers for Girlfriends have worked my tattoos into the script. I play an edgy character, so it works. Every season the writers ask to see my new tattoos. They have also blurred the lines a bit between the real me and my character–she's a vegan and I'm a vegan. It's pretty cool! As a celebrity with tattoos, I'm promoting tattoos–like it or not. I have a responsibility to be a good role model.

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  • Persia is beautiful to me. I think she's the prettiest one on "Girlfriends". I truly think she's underrated.

    10
    Persia is extremely underrated in Girlfriends. I personally hate the role she plays in the show. Althought it's just a role, I know in real life Persia is intelligent, passionate and georgeous. In the near future I would like to see her role in Girlfriends change a little. I would like to see her role change from being the educated lazy bumb to making all of her education achievements work for her before the show ends.moreless
  • Persia White is really amazing!

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    Persia White is a really original and talented actress. Most known for her role in Girlfriends, she has been on other shows, one in particular I remember was Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction where she played Molly. I love how she is not afraid to be herself and she is a real trendsetter. I love how she is a vegan and animal & human rights activist. She also is a very good singer, with her band XEO3. I love how as a black women, she brings the real black women to the public's eyes, not some stereotypical one, but real ones, more are out there and need to be seen. I hope that she can get more roles in the future both movie and TV, and hope she stays the amazing person she is and stays active for what is right.moreless
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