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Brittany Inge Committed to Portraying the African American Experience Through Acting

July 2019

Brittany Inge 2018 As Crystal Garrett in the BET series Boomerang,  Spelman alumna Brittany Inge, C'2011, portrays a buttoned-up, type-A personality go-getter. It is a role that allows her to fulfill one of her acting goals--telling essential stories that highlight and celebrate the African American experience in its many forms and identities.

Ironically, the former music major had no plans to act. "Eventually, I was bitten by the acting bug, and I dove deeper into training and learning all that I could about being an actor." The rising star said that one of her most important career lessons has been realizing that show business can be demanding. Succeeding as an actor takes tenacity and determination, she said.

"Every challenge is temporary," she admits. "There is nothing that you can't ultimately overcome."

At Spelman, Inge was an active member of the Spelman Glee Club and served as president of the organization her senior year. Her experience in the Glee Club afforded her the opportunity to sing for and with legendary musical artists, including Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Holiday and Stevie Wonder. At her 2011 graduation, Inge had the honor of singing as a soloist for her commencement speaker, former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

Upon graduation, Inge began focusing on acting heavily and soon found herself being mentored by several acclaimed actors, including Cassi Davis, Terri J. Vaughn, Pauletta Washington and LaTanya Richardson-Jackson. The rest as they say, is history.

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