Biography - Teyonah Parris

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
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Chi-Raq (film), Mad Men (TV series)
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September 22, 1987 (age 36)
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Teyonah Parris
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James Parris
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Who is Teyonah Parris?

Teyonah Parris is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for appearing in Mad Men as Dawn Chambers and in the drama film Chi-Raq.

Teyonah Parris – Age, Parents, Siblings

Teyonah Parris’ birth took place on September 22, 1987, in Hopkins, South Carolina, USA. She was born to African-American parents but the identity of her mother and father is not shared with the public. Although she has not shared not much about her siblings, she has shared on social media that she is an aunt and sometimes takes care of her niece.

Teyonah Parris with her father (Image: Twitter- posted 2017)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Teyonah Parris attended the prestigious South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Following graduation, she went to Juilliard School.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Teyonah Parris – Boyfriend, Husband, Children.

Parris is currently single. Also, there have been no records of her dating life, romantic relationships, and past boyfriend(s).

However, in September 2022, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child. The social media post also revealed her husband/partner James Parris but is yet to share when they actually tied the knot. They welcomed their daughter in early 2023.

Teyonah Parris, James Parris (Image: Instagram- posted Sept 2022)

Teyonah Parris – Career

Early Career

Parris began her career as a professional actress in the year 2010 with an appearance in the short films Empire Corner and Wu is Dead and in an episode of the TV series The Good Wife, all in the same year.

Finally, in 2012 she landed the recurring role of Dawn Chambers in the TV series Mad Men. She portrayed the character from 2012 to 2015, for a total of 22 episodes, and is considered his breakthrough role.

Teyonah Parris in Mad Men (Image: GQ)

Films, TV Series

Over the years Teyonah Parris has appeared in the films How Do You Know (2010), Dear White People (2014), Where Children Play (2015), Chi-Raq (2015) as Lysistrata, If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), The Photograph (2020), Charm City Kings (2020), Candyman (2020), etc.

She has also starred in the TV series Survivor's Remorse (2014-2017), Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), Empire (2017), and WandaVision (2020), to name a few.


On the set of Candyman, has worked alongside Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Teyonah Parris, and Rebecca Spence.

Teyonah Parris in Chi-Raq (Image: The Philadelphia Sunday Sun)

Teyonah Parris – Awards, Nominations

Teyonah Parris has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and two Black Reel Awards in 2016.

Teyonah Parris – Net worth, Salary

The net worth of Teyonah Parris is estimated to be around $2 million while the figure for her annual salary is not known.

Teyonah Parris – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Teyonah Parris is followed by several hundred thousand of followers. She often shares inspirational pictures of her professional life and less of her personal life.

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