Sometimes life is not so black or white, including a person’s skin color. Actress and creator Tiffany Phillips dives into the world of racial identity in her new comedy web series, “Ethnically Ambiguous.”

The show follows an African-American woman, Lena Jordan (played by Phillips), as she tries to make it in Hollywood. The problem is, as a light skinned black woman, she keeps hearing the question “WHAT are you?” With that, she tries to mold herself into different ethnically appropriate versions of herself in order to fit the perceptions of what she should be according to the latest acting opportunity that comes along. The series takes Lena on a journey of self-discovery as she seeks to find a level of comfortability in her own beautiful, light black skin.

Phillips based the series on her own life, “I have two African American parents, but this has always confused people due to my light skin tone. I want to educate people on the complexities of race and prejudice while doing so in an accessible way that brings laughter and learning to the audience.”



The series is co-directed and co-produced by Phillips and Emmy-nominated TV Producer and award-winning writer/director Rosa Costanza (Seven Directions Studios); and executive produced by award-winning film producer Kristi Anderson Ornstein (JKO Productions).

Before creating the series, Phillips gained plenty of experience working in diverse roles. She is probably best known for recurring as BNC News Anchor Angela Raines on the ABC drama, “Scandal.” Her varied parts also include a Native American Skinwalker on the MTV series “Teen Wolf” and the fictional 50’s film star Cynthia Beckley in the celebrated period film “Daughter Of Fortune.” A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, Phillips has appeared in many Off Broadway and traveling national stage tours. She even created and starred in her own successful one woman show “I Never Met A Jerk I Didn’t Like,” and toured the world as lead background vocalist for Michael Bolton.

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