Guyanese Actress

28 Jan: She Rocks! Juneann Lewis – Motivating & Empowering the World to “Live Wealthy Always”

As women, we’re used to wearing many hats and Juneann Lewis is doing just that, while living out her dreams. She is a Screenplay/Song Writer, Actress, Realtor and Motivational Speaker. As a child growing up in Guyana, business and entertainment has always been in her blood. She loved ballet and modern dance and entered every school play or recital she could. She also wrote short stories and entered many competitions and won. Juneann moved to the USA at the…

Simone Small in Amoi Magazine

18 Jan: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Simone Small, Actress & International Fashion Model

Canadian actress & international fashion model, Simone Small aka “Small & Mighty” was born to a Guyanese mother and Barbadian father. She attended Humber College and Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, Ontario. The only child for her parents, Simone recalled having a great childhood. She spent her school years in Toronto but every summer went to Barbados or Guyana, sometimes both, to spend time with her cousins, aunts and uncles. Simone’s mother is from…

15 Jan: Guyanese Heritage: Actress Melinda Shankar – Making her Mark in the TV/Film Industry

Melinda Shankar (born February 18, 1992) is a talented young actress who is best known for her role in the Canadian teen drama television series: Degrassi – The Next Generation. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada to Guyanese parents and has 3 siblings. Melinda started her acting career at age 10 appearing in TV commercials, print ads and some theatre work.  She made her starring mark in 2008 in the 8th season of Degrassi as…

Actress Dawnn Lewis

15 Nov: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Dawnn Lewis – Actress/Grammy Award-Winning Singer

Dawnn Lewis is a popular actress and singer, perhaps best known for her roles on sitcoms such as  A Different World and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.  She was born on August 13, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Guyanese parents Joyce and Carl Lewis.  She attended the High School of Music & Art and graduated at age 16. After high school, Dawnn went on to the University of Miami where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Career: Dawnn made…


08 Nov: Carmen Monroe, Actress & Officer of the Order of the British Empire Awardee

Carmen Munroe is a British actress best known for her role as Shirley, the wife of barber Desmond Ambrose, played by Norman Beaton, in the British TV sitcom Desmond’s (1989 to 1994). She was born in Berbice, Guyana on November 12th, 1932 and has been a resident of the UK since the early 1950’s where she performed with the West Indian Students’ Drama Group. In 1962 she made her professional stage debut at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in Tennessee Williams’…

rhona fox

05 Oct: She Rock! Meet Rhona Fox, Actress/ Film Producer

She’s a Foxy Lady and she Rocks!  Rhona Fox,  is a dynamic Indian-American actress. Born in Essequibo, Guyana, Fox was raised in Nassau, Bahamas, where her parents who are teachers, moved to secure a better life for her and her two older brothers. After graduating high school at 16, she journeyed to New York on a summer vacation and the rest was destiny. Enrolling in college there, the Big Apple remains home and works today….


04 Oct: She Rocks: Meet Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (CCH Pounder), Film & Television Actress

Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder, known professionally as C. C. H. Pounder (styled “CCH Pounder“), is a Guyanese-American film and television actress. She has appeared in numerous films, made-for-television films, television miniseries and plays, and has made guest appearances on notable television shows. Pounder was born on December 25, 1952, in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), the daughter of Betsy Enid James Arnella and Ronald Urlington Pounder. She was educated inEngland and moved to the U.S. in 1970, where she attended Ithaca…