White, Persia

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WHITE, Persia


Born in Miami, FL; divorced; children: Mecca. Avocational Interests: Exercise, yoga, meditation.

Addresses: Publicist—The DuVernay Agency, 1148 Keniston Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Career: Actress and composer. Performer with Nassau Civic Ballet Company, Nassau, Bahamas and Coconut Grove Children's Theatre, Miami, FL; member of the bands Black in White and XEO3; also a recording artist.


Television Appearances; Series:

Denise Williams, Breaker High, UPN, 1997–1998.

Kineisha "K. C." Burrell, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1999.

Lynn Searcy, Girlfriends, UPN, 2000—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Trina, Suddenly (also known as An Urban Legend and When Somebody Loves You), ABC, 1996.

Winslow, Operation Sandman (also known as Operation Sandman: Warriors in Hell), UPN, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Fourth Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest, syndicated, 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Source Hip–Hop Music Awards 2001, UPN, 2001.

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor, UPN, 2003.

Host, The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Emma, "Magic Joel," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1996.

Heather, "Little Hero," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1996.

Listener, "Hotline," Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.

Margie Riviera, "These Old Bones," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Trish, "Goode Grades," Goode Behavior, UPN, 1996.

Alexia, "Tango & Cash," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1997.

Anya, "Three the Heart Way," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1997.

Jenny Williams, "Critical Mass," The Burning Zone, UPN, 1997.

Kim, "Gary Had a Little Cram," Weird Science, USA Network, 1997.

Cinnamon, "Cinnamon Buns," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998.

Sharon, "Bowl–a–Drama," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1998.

Monique, "All That Jazz," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1999.

Veronica, "My Best Friend's Boyfriend," Clueless, UPN, 1999.

Agnes "Aggie" Belfleur, "Over the Rainbow," Angel, The WB, 2001.

Herself, "He's Got a Rude 'Tude," Rendez–View, Spike TV, 2001.

Appeared as a female student in an episode of The Client (also known as John Grisham's The Client), CBS; and as a guest, The Test, FX Network. Also appeared in Beyond Belief (also known as Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and Dick Clark's Beyond Belief), syndicated and Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Aura, "Welcome to the Hellmouth," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and BtVS), The WB, 1997.

Appeared as Aura in the unaired original pilot for the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and BtVS), The WB.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993.

(Uncredited) Blue Chips, Paramount Home Video, 1994.

Frankie D., 1996.

Black Baby, Blood Dolls, Full Moon Entertainment, 1999.

Leanne, Stalled, Punim Productions, 2000.

Vanessa Cody, Red Letters, New City Releasing, 2000.

Dawn, The Fall of Night, Winter Star Productions, 2004.

Appeared in other films, including My Perfect Date.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in regional productions of The Bad Seed, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, A Preface to an Alien Garden, A Raisin in the Sun, and Runaways.


Film Composer:

Blood Dolls, Full Moon Entertainment, 1999.

Stalled, Punim Productions, 2000.

Some sources cite White as the composer for the film My Perfect Date.



Razor, January, 2002.


Persia White Official Site,http://www.persiawhite.com, June 30, 2004.

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