On July 29, Netflix introduced that it had acquired the rights to seven Black-led sitcoms and can roll out these exhibits beginning in August. Amongst the sitcoms making a comeback is The CW’s Girlfriends.
From 2000-2008, Girlfriends was one of many highest-rated scripted exhibits on tv amongst African-American adults. The present adopted associates, Joan, Mya, Toni, and Lynn as they tried to navigate grownup life.
Now that the groundbreaking sequence will quickly be accessible to stream on Netflix, we surprise, what has forged been as much as for the reason that present went off the air?
The forged of “Girlfriends”: Jill Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White, and Golden Brooks | Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImageTracee Ellis Ross
Throughout the present’s eight-season run, Tracee Ellis Ross performed Joan Clayton, a career-driven legal professional who many thought of the unofficial “den mom” of her buddy group.
Whereas Girlfriends wasn’t Ross’ first appearing undertaking, it actually skyrocketed her fame to new heights and set the usual for her future within the leisure trade.
After the present led to 2008, Ross appeared in a number of tv sequence, together with Personal Observe, Dangerous Women and CSI. She additionally landed a starring function within the BET sitcom Reed Between the Strains however solely did one season.
Then in 2014, Ross was forged as Dr. Rainbow Johnson within the hit ABC comedy sequence Black-ish. Right this moment, she nonetheless stars as the feminine lead on the present and has earned numerous awards and nominations for her portrayal.
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In 2020, Ross performed the main function as Grace Davis, the legendary famous person singer, within the musical comedy-drama movie The Excessive Notice. She even made her singing debut within the film.
Jill Marie Jones
Jill Marie Jones’ portrayal of the loud and bougie Toni Childs-Garrett was one that can all the time be remembered. Although she grew to become the buddy many cherished to hate as a result of her egocentric methods, her storyline saved viewers entertained till Jones left the present in 2006.
Since her departure, Jones has continued appearing in tv and has even gone on to look in a number of movies, together with The Excellent Vacation alongside Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, and Gabrielle Union and, 35 & Ticking.
Often called the free-spirited Lynn Searcy, Persia White by no means did not make followers snigger along with her portrayal.
After Girlfriends led to 2008, she co-produced the award-winning documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, and digitally launched her debut album Mecca.
White’s additionally continued appearing and appeared on The Vampire Diaries in a semi-recurring function. She additionally married fellow Vampire Diaries actor Joseph Morgan in 2014.
Since her eight-season run because the sassy and rant-filled Maya Wilkes, Golden Brooks has saved added initiatives to her spectacular resume.
Along with starring in unbiased movies, Brooks has additionally made appearances in exhibits like Lifetime’s Drop Lifeless Diva, Hart of Dixie, Blunt Discuss, and Yellowstone.
She additionally starred as one among 5 leads on TV One’s actuality sequence, Hollywood Divas, from 2014-2016.
Hayes starred as William Dent, senior associate at Joan’s legislation agency, who was considerably of a mama’s boy with a dry humorousness. Like his gal buddies, William additionally tried to navigate via work life and courting whereas dwelling in Los Angeles.
After Girlfriends ended, Hayes appeared in a number of films and TV exhibits, together with Legal Minds, Will & Grace, Charlie’s Angels, and NCIS.
Hayes can be an avid supporter of his group and has continued to assist varied charities all through the years.
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