Xosha Roquemore Biography


Birthday: December 11, 1984 (Sagittarius)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Xosha Roquemore is an American actress known for appearing as Tamra in the TV series ‘The Mindy Project’ and as Jo Ann in the film ‘Precious’. She developed a deep interest in acting when she a little girl. It did not take her long to realize that she wanted a career in the show business. Acting since she was in the 9th grade, Roquemore has experienced some significant professional success so far. It is her innate passion for the performance arts and natural acting skills that have helped her play an incredible range of characters in various films and TV programs. Besides the small and the big screens, she has also performed on the stage. A well-educated woman, she is a graduate of New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts. Roquemore is passionate about fashion as well and is admired in Hollywood for her impeccable sense of style.
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Also Known As: Xosha Kai Roquemore

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Females

Partner: Lakeith Stanfield (2015–)

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Females

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: New York University

Xosha Roquemore made her film debut in 2009 by appearing as Jo Ann in the drama film ‘Precious’. That year, she also appeared as Racine Buchanan in John G. Young’s movie ‘Rivers Wash Over Me’. Soon after, she had guest roles in the TV series ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ and ‘My Boys’. In 2011, the actress was featured in FX’s TV series ‘Rescue Me,’ in which she played the role of Jayne. The following year, she was cast as Donna in ‘Price Check’, a comedy film starring Eric Mabius and Parker Posey. The movie, written and directed by Michael Walker, is about the high price of a middle-class life.
In 2013, Roquemore joined the cast of ‘The Mindy Project’ as Tamra Webb. The series was about an obstetrician/gynecologist named Mindy Lahiri and her struggle to balance her professional and personal life, while being surrounded by eccentric colleagues in a small medical practice in the city of New York. The same year, the actress got to play Caprice Winters in the teen comedy movie ‘G.B.F’. In 2017, she starred as Lola in ‘The Female Brain,’ a film based on Louann Brizendine’s book of the same name. After this, Roquemore had recurring roles in the dramas ‘Roseanne’ and ‘I'm Dying Up Here’.
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Family & Personal Life
Xosha Roquemore was born on December 12, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA to Cliff Roquemore and Shay Wafer. She began acting in the 9th grade when she became a member of ‘The Amazing Grace Conservatory.’ Following high school, Roquemore moved to New York City and attended New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts.
Coming to her love life, the actress has been dating actor Lakeith Stanfield since 2015. In 2017, the couple welcomed their first child.
This actress is named after the Xhosa natives of South Africa.
She has ornithophobia—the irrational fear of birds. Roquemore particularly fears pigeons!

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