On the eve of the release of Marvel’s Studios Black Panther, Guyanese across the globe are beaming with pride as actress Letitia Wright gets ready to light up the big screen in her starring role as Shuri. Well little did we know that there’s another Guyanese girl, with a not so prominent role in the movie, but who also deserves to be celebrated.
Meet actress Shaunette Renée Wilson who plays a member of Dora Milaje, a Wakanda’s elite special forces unit, in the much anticipated Black Panther movie. Dora Milajes are female warriors who not only functioned as Wakandan Black Ops and the Black Panther’s personal bodyguard, but also served as wives-in-training for the king.
Shaunette is best known for her roles on Showtime’s Billions opposite Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti (2016), and currently starring opposite Manish Dayal, Matt Czuchry and Bruce Greenwood in The Resident, Fox’s (2018)medical drama pilot produced by Antoine Fuqua.
Born in Guyana but raised in New York from the age of two, Shaunette attended the Yale School of Drama. Her Yale School of Drama credits include: Cardboard Piano, Paradise Lost, The Seagull, and The Children. Other credits: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Repertory Theatre-Connecticut Critics Circle Awards Nomination), Midsummer, love holds a lamp in this little room, Orlando, Middletown, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (Yale Summer Cabaret). Shaunette received her BA in Drama and Theatre from Queens College.
In 2015 Shaunette won the Grace LeVine Theater Award, named for a niece of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco and predicted that the award will allow her to pursue her artistic dreams and to travel and connect with fellow artists and supporters of theatre. Well Shaunette definitely talked this role into existence because like Letitia, she is working alongside many of hollywood’s elite actresses namely Angela Bassett and Lupita Nyongo. Shaunette is represented by UTA and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.
A Linden native, Shaunette (holding umbrella) is seen below with family on a recent trip to Guyana. She is the daughter of Deberah and Wesley Wilson, and she has three siblings; brother Andre and sisters, Serena and Synique.
Wow! I did not know this. I see her on The Resident.
I hope this makes more people watch her show “The Resident”, because she is BAD ASS! on that show as well. Love her!
I watch The Resident, she is bad ass. I had no clue she was in Black Panther but saw her immediately.
Yes she is my favorite actor on the show she is fantastic I love this show mainly because of her I want to see more of her in the show
I love The Resident basically because I can’t get enough of her. She’s amazing!
I no i love her
I became attached to the show and seeing shaunette how she carry herself in the role actually made me so attracted to her and definitely can’t miss any of the episodes, would luv to meet Dr Okafo one day, am a nurse and I relayed to the show a lot .
This is so lovely! Guyana! Guyana!????
Talented & Beautiful ?❤❤
Rob Haynes Nicole Haynes ????
Lande George look
Wow so sweet
Sharon WatsonWatson…Guyana in the house, girl!
Althea Sam-Joseph come take a look
Wow this is wonderful I feel so good to my fellow guyanese ppl climbing and lifting up our country name so high keep moving all guyanese ppl sky is the limit we believe in that
Congratulations, GGR ??
Congrats to both , nice to see females actress moving that direction for Guyana. ♥️
Woot!!! Woot!!!! :D!!! <3 <3 <3
Shaunette Wilson, you go girl!?? you certainly rock?????for Guyana ??
[…] Born in Guyana but raised in New York from the age of two, Shaunette attended the Yale School of Drama. Her Yale School of Drama credits include Cardboard Piano, Paradise Lost, The Seagull, and The Children. Other credits: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Repertory Theatre-Connecticut Critics Circle Awards Nomination), Midsummer, love holds a lamp in this little room, Orlando, Middletown, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (Yale Summer Cabaret). Shaunette received her BA in Drama and Theatre from Queens College. (Guyanese Girls Rock) […]
I’m so proud of Shaunette n Letita I’m going today 7:15 pm show to support this movie as well as my Guyanese sisters. GUYANESE GIRLS ROCK.
I hope that your dreams ALL come to fruition but in my opinion they have. I do not watch much TV because it bores me when I see bad acting. Your acting in The Resident and those of your fellow actors is something to give credit to. Thank you for your accomplishments as they are most respected and appreciated. You, will go far, my dear.
AWSOME!! THANKS TO GUYANESE GIRLS ROCK I NOW KNOW THIS ABOUT MISS SHAUNETTE
I love this site!!
Thank you Antonio. We love you back!
Congrats to both . I like This
Proud of my fellow Lindener. Success always.