Dondre Whitfield Says “Queen Sugar Feels Like Indie Film On Television”

Actor Dondre Whitfield & Tall Boy at the Queen Sugar screening in New Orleans

Actor Dondre Whitfield attended the New Orleans Queen Sugar reception at Legacy Kitchen and talks about his role, He also shares his philanthropic work with the young men in his community, and leaves a message for the next generation of actors with Tall Boy.

The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon (playing by Rutina Wesley), the formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a modern woman, who, with her teenage son Micah (Nicholas Ashe), leaves her upscale apartment in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Whitfield began his career appearing in a recurring role as Robert Foreman on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show(1985–1987), before playing Terrence Frye in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children(1991–1994). He received three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series nominations for his performance on All My Children.

The series will debut at 10 PM Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6-7 on OWN. It then will air regularly at 10 PM Wednesdays for the remainder of its 13-episode first season.  To learn more on Queen Sugar follow the show on Twitter @QUEENSUGAROWN

To learn more on Dondre Whitfield follow him on Twitter @DONDREWHITFIELD


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