Da’Vine Joy Randolph

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Actress

Birth Date: May 21, 1986

Age: 38 years old

Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Da'vine Joy Randolph is an American singer and actress who landed major roles on stage, film, and TV early on in her career. She was born on May 21, 1986 and grew up in Pennsylvania. Initially interested in becoming a singer, she attended Temple University to study vocal performance, but later switched her concentration to musical theater. She went on to study theater at the Yale School of Drama, where she received her Master's in 2011. Shortly after, she auditioned for an understudy role in "Ghost the Musical," based on the popular 1990 romantic film. Instead, Randolph was cast in the role of the mysterious medium Oda Mae Brown in London's West End. Randolph continued the role on Broadway, earning a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Moving on to cinema, she appeared in "Mother Of George" (2013), an independent film centering around Nigerians struggling to live and reproduce in Brooklyn. Her first regular TV role was a lead in the short-lived "Selfie" (ABC 2014), in which Randolph played Charmonique Whitaker, a friendly receptionist. The show was cancelled after only a handful of episodes aired. She was next cast as the lead in "Vice Principals" (HBO 2015- ), a show about the quirks and dramas of high school administration starring Danny McBride. Randolph played Dr. Belinda Brown, a confident new principal at Lincoln High.

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Bride Hard

Actor
Movie
2024

The IdolStream

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Destiny
Series
2023
19%

The Daily ShowStream

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Series
2023

A Little White Lie

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Delta Jones
Movie
2023

RustinStream

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Mahalia Jackson
Movie
2023
83%

The HoldoversStream

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Mary Lamb
Movie
2023
97%

The Jennifer Hudson Show

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Talk
2022

One Killer Question

Self
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2022

The Lost CityStream

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Beth Hatten
Movie
2022
79%

Puss in Boots: The Last WishStream

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Mama Luna
Movie
2022
95%

On the Come UpStream

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Aunt Pooh
Movie
2022
75%

Trolls Holiday in HarmonyStream

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Special
2021

Chicago Party AuntStream

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Tina
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2021
43%

CBS Mornings

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2021

Ultra City SmithsStream

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Detective Gail Johnson
Series
2021
88%

Cinema Toast

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Vivian
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2021

The United States vs. Billie HolidayStream

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Roslyn
Movie
2021
55%

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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Show
2020

High FidelityStream

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Cherise
Series
2020
86%

The Last ShiftStream

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Chaz
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2020
64%

Kajillionaire

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Jenny
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2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Talk
2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

The Last O.G.Stream

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Veesy
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2018

People of EarthStream

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Yvonne Watson
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2016

This Is UsStream

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Tanya
Series
2016
94%

Office Christmas PartyStream

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Carla
Movie
2016
40%

Life in PiecesStream

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Janice
Series
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

EmpireStream

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Poundcake
Series
2015
84%

Selfie

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Charmonique
Series
2014
59%

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

A Long Walk

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Mom
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2013

ConanStream

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2010

Lorraine

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2010

The Good WifeStream

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Margie
Series
2009
93%

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

The Graham Norton ShowStream

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2007

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Good Morning America

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1975

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