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Yolonda Ross (Actress,Writer/Director, Producer) is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.
Yolonda Ross is currently starring in the John Sayles film “Go For Sisters” for which she has just been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. She recently joined the cast of “Lila & Eve”, currently shooting and will be recurring on the new Showtime series, “Happyish”. An independent film darling, Yolonda made her feature film debut in the Award winning independent film “Stranger Inside” in 2001. Yolonda went on to win an IFP Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for the role as well as received her first independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Debut Performance. She also appeared in Denzel Washington’s award winning film “Antwone Fisher,” as well as the independents film “Yelling To the Sky,” Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works,” and Joshua Sanchez’s “FOUR.”
In television, Yolonda is best known for her role as documentarian Dana Lyndsey on Treme, and appeared in the HBO/David Mamet, Phil Spector biopic. Other credits include guest starring roles on “24”, “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” and “The Unit” in a role David Mamet wrote for her himself. Yolonda made her directorial debut last year, with the 10-minute hybrid music video/short film entitled “Breaking Night,” about a young girl taking control of her destiny. This film won the San Diego Film festival and was included in CBS Diversity’s “The A-List”. The short film has officially become the music video for the famed Manfred Mann song, “Blinded By the Light”, which it features, and is currently in rotation on VH-1 Classics . In 2008 Yolonda became a member of the prestigious Labyrinth Theater Company in New York after making her stage debut in the play UNCONDITIONAL at The Public Theater.
Yolonda resides in New York and Los Angeles.