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LaShawn is originally from the Midwest, but now resides in Atlanta. She is a comedian, actress, and author. She is a self-proclaimed overachiever who is experiencing under achiever results. LaShawn is a licensed cosmetologist, has a B.A., M.S., and is currently in the dissertation phase of her doctoral studies. She is a veteran (retired) of the U.S. Army with over 20 years of active and reserve military service. Before comedy LaShawn studied theatre at Georgia State University and has appeared in various local plays and independent films. Her television appearances include Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. Look out for her in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Anna Nicole Smith. LaShawn has written several short stories for children and teens. She wrote a training manual for educators entitled, "Multicultural Education: Educators Guide to Teaching Diversity." He first fictional novel “Side Chicks Unite, LLC” was released March 2016. She has written an original sitcom entitled, "The City" and is currently writing a stage play based on her novel.
Far from the Altar
Film (Drama and Romance) Actress Kerri Robbins , a recent college graduate, is in love with an older divorced man (Joseph) but she has to keep their relationship a secret because her mother (Catherine) and father (Bernard), who is a Bishop of a church, does not approve of the relationship. Kerri's parents believe that it is a sin to marry a man who has already been married. Through Kerri's disobedience she ends up pregnant with Joseph's child and she hopes that the child brings the family together. Her father ends up fighting a battle with lung cancer while Kerri and Joseph's relationship begins to fall apart after Joseph's infidelity. Kerri ends up in a relationship with a man (Kevin) that she works with and moves to another city with her son (Elijah), leaving her son to never speak with Joseph again. Elijah graduates high-school and enters into his first semester in college. While in college Elijah encounters all sorts of obstacles that take him off his path off righteousness. He engages in pre-marital sex, drugs ... Written by Lamont Thompson
Film (Short and Thriller) Actress Jessica is battling the peer pressure from her friends. How much pressure can one girl take? How far are friends willing to go? Someone isn't going to let them get away with this!
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