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Chandra Currelley-Young

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Chandra Currelley-Young (born September 4, 1961) is an American actress and singer. Currelley has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions and several stage plays.[1]

Chandra Currelley-Young
Born
Chandra Currelley

(1961-09-04) September 4, 1961 (age 58)
OccupationActress and singer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Larry Young
ChildrenAgape Young
WebsiteOfficial website

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Life and careerEdit

Currelley-Young was a member of the SOS Band from the late 1980s up until 1992, when Chandra left the band to pursue a career in acting and theater.[2] Because of her background in theater, Currelley-Young was selected by Debbie Allen to be the featured soloist in her production "Soul Possessed" which debuted at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

Currelley-Young was asked to perform in the 1995 Apollo Revival of The Wiz as Evillene The Wicked Witch of The West and was then selectively chosen to act in David Petrarca's hit production, Dinah Was, the story of singer Dinah Washington.[4] She established her acting career by appearing in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family and many other of his productions.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1999 I Know I've Been Changed Emma
2003 Madea's Class Reunion Emma Direct-to-DVD release
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Herself
2007 What's Done in the Dark Brenda Direct-to-DVD release
2009 Crowns Mother Shaw
2009 Laugh to Keep from Crying Belinda Direct-to-DVD release
2010 Madea's Big Happy Family Shirley Direct-to-DVD release
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Sister Laura
2011 A Madea Christmas Lillian Mansell Direct-to-DVD release
2013 The Samurai Fran Wyman
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011–2017 Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Miss V Regular

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.tylerperry.com
  2. ^ Townes, Khalif. "Interview: Chandra Currelley-Young Talks "Madea Gets A Job" Stageplay, Working w/ Tyler Perry, & Future Projects". ugospel.com. uGospel. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  3. ^ Townes, Khalif. "Interview: Chandra Currelley-Young Talks "Madea Gets A Job" Stageplay, Working w/ Tyler Perry, & Future Projects". ugospel.com. uGospel. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  4. ^ Townes, Khalif. "Interview: Chandra Currelley-Young Talks "Madea Gets A Job" Stageplay, Working w/ Tyler Perry, & Future Projects". ugospel.com. uGospel. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  5. ^ Townes, Khalif. "Interview: Chandra Currelley-Young Talks "Madea Gets A Job" Stageplay, Working w/ Tyler Perry, & Future Projects". ugospel.com. uGospel. Retrieved 2015-02-14.

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