Vicky Jeudy is a rising star and it was great to work with such a young vibrant actress. Vicky is on the new show Orange is the New Black. Caravan Stylist Studio was super excited to shoot Vicky at the Carlton Hotel for her new press and promo pictures. We had a blast dressing her in fantastic outfits from Catherine Maladrino and Nanette Lepore.
Vicky’s first look, her hair was styled using all Salon Grafix styling products. First we sprayed the hair with Healthy Hair Nutrition Restyler to protect the hair from heat damage and eliminate any frizz, before going onto the hot tools we gave the hair a spray of Shaping Hair Spray. Using a Babyliss Pro flat iron to give her hair shine with a sleek look and feel. Once the styling was done a few sprays of High Gloss Hair Spray to set the look in picture perfect place was all it needed. Before applying the makeup DDF skincare light moisturizer was used for that beautiful completion, For Vicky’s makeup we went with a delicate smoky eye with POP eyeshadow in Monochromatic it had a great range of shades to blend the perfect eye. Her lips we a glossy pink shade done with Aqua Lacquer in Sheer Strawberry.
Vicky’s second look, her hair was done by gathering the top section of hair and pinning it with a loose natural feel to it while leaving a natural side bang loose. Using a Babyliss Pro curling iron to the ends of the hair to add a bit of texture and volume to the hair. After the hair was pinned just right, a little bit of High Gloss Hair Spray was used throughout all the hair to set everything into place. We changed Vicky’s lips to a deeper red shade and added a bit more silver to her eyes.
Originally from Queens, New York, up-and-coming actor Vicky Jeudy traveled quite an adventurous route on her way to starring in the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Beginning with a daring decision to start a new life by spontaneously getting off of an airplane at a layover stop in Atlanta, Vicky began to create an acting career that is making the industry stand up and take notice.
Vicky first developed a love for acting as a child. Although her parents, originally from Haiti, were not keen on the idea of her pursuing acting rather than the “American Dream” of a job with benefits and marriage, they allowed Vicky to major in Theater in college thinking that she’d eventually grow out of it. Instead, the opposite happened and Vicky became even more seriously committed to her craft.
Facing the challenge of being one of only five African-American actors in a Theater department that did not believe in color-blind casting, Vicky spoke up against the typecasting and determined not to be limited in choice of roles in her career based on race. She committed to serious acting study that would enable her to portray any among a broad spectrum of roles. Having decided to focus on the stage, Vicky received her BA in Theater and then began performing in theater productions in New York City immediately after graduation. Vicky landed a supporting role in David Lamb’s hit play Platanos and Collard Greens, graced the stage at the Paul Robeson Theater in Ntozake Shange’s A Photograph: Lovers in Motion, and was nominated for Best Actress in the Strawberry One-Act Festival for Bitter Apples, an original one-act work by Arthur French III.
While in New York City, Vicky chose to branch out into the study of film and television acting, enrolling in a TV and film conservatory. She booked her first film right after completing school, and was on a return flight from filming that production when she decided to take a leap of faith and deplane at that layover stop in Atlanta. After appearing in several independent films while in Atlanta, Vicky returned to New York in 2010, built her resume and was signed by Steinberg Talent. Her hard work paid off when Vicky booked the series Orange is the New Black six months after signing with her management company.
What Vicky loves most about acting is the opportunity to deliver a message to others. She is constantly inspired by her role model, Sidney Poitier, who has always been very selective about his roles in order to make a positive impact. Vicky aspires to make a similar positive impact and she strives to be the “whole package” of being an extraordinary human being, not just an actor. This is evident in her years of commitment to community service through working with teen girls through a church program in Atlanta, using her certification as an aerobics instructor to assist senior citizens with physical fitness through the Silver Sneakers program, and her current work with teen girls through the Young Lives program in Harlem. She is clearly on her way to achieving her goal of becoming the “whole package.”