Award-winning actress, writer and producer, Trisha Mann-Grant is a native Chicagoan and attended Roosevelt University for Music Education with a prestigious scholarship in Voice Performance. While there, she honed her list of impressive skills and was subsequently crowned “Miss Black Chicago,” a life-changing experience she says she will never forget.
Trisha has always been about giving back and motivating students which is why she became a member of the historic Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Trisha was a highly sought-after print model that was selected to showcase the multi-billion dollar hair industry in Ebony and Jet magazines. She glamorized product covers, high-end runways and promotional appearances throughout America for beauty industry giants Raveen and Fashion Fair. She was one of a select few gracing the national outdoor billboards and advertising commercials for Luster Hair products.
Respectful for the career and notoriety of modeling, she lovingly said farewell to the “Windy City” and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and writing. Within a month, Trisha booked her first television appearance with the late music icon, Lou Rawls and NFL great turned sports talk show analyst, Terry Bradshaw.
Now gaining her stride and zest for diverse characters and challenging roles, Trisha explored the world of theater in The Great Women of Color, portraying Civil rights activist Ida B. Wells.
Theater pioneer, Drama-Logue said, “Trisha’s performance was
This experience led to numerous requests for Trisha and she flexed her acting muscle in big budget and independent productions including, The Visit, An Evening of Shakespeare with Emmy Award Winner, Charles Dutton, where Trisha co-starred opposite Mr. Dutton as Lady Mac Beth.
She starred in the NAACP Award Winning production, “Jeffery’s Plan,” where Trisha was the over-bearing boss of Kellita Smith. Then she starred opposite Grammy Award Winner, Howard Hewett in “Say Amen” giving a memorable performance as his wife.
Trisha toured nationally with award-winning playwright, David E. Talbert’s, “His Woman His Wife,” sharing the stage with Grammy Award and American Music Award Winner, Stephanie Mills; Image Award Winner, Malik Yoba and actor, the late, Tommy Ford.
Trisha was nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ by the NAACP in “If You Don’t Believe: A Love Story.” Legendary Grammy Award winning singer, Denise Williams, produced this popular musical.
Entertainment heavyweight, Daily Variety said, ”Trisha Mann is warm, womanly and three-dimensional. . .”
She toured top US cities co-starring in hit stage plays, The Clean Up Woman and Mrs. Independent. Trisha wrote, produced and directed the play, “Mama’s Will,” in which she also wrote the lyrics and melody to each song. Other theatrical credits include: Ted Lange’s Washington’s Boy and the production Eddie Lee Baker is Dead, just to name a few.
Trisha has an equally impressive list of television and film credits including: Cold Case (CBS), Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor (OWN), The Parkers (UPN), Eve (UPN), All about The Andersons (WB), Method and Red (FOX) and the super-hero web series, CV Nation.
Films include: Reunion, which Trisha won Best supporting Actress at the San Diego Noir Film Festival and Trisha won Best Actress from the African American Arts Alliance/Chicago. She starred in Lord All Men Can't Be Dogs with actress, Vivica A. Fox; Poison Sky, co-starring with actor, Kevin Sorbo; Growing Up in Two Generations, co-starring opposite R & B singer, Tony Grant; The Last Fall, co-starring opposite Lance Gross and Harry Lennix. Other films include: The Man In 3B, Who Can I Run To, Big Bag of Money, Assistant Motives, Relationships, Blood Money, CH 27, and Section 8.
Trisha created and hosts ‘MANN TALK with Trisha Mann-Grant’, a relationship show for men about men’s topics and concerns. She continues to write screenplays and released her CD of poetry entitled ‘Introducing The PoeTrish’.
This recipient of the WE DREAM IN COLOR, Ruby Dee Excellence in Performance Arts Award is an author of her first book, AMAZING TESTIMONIES that can be found on barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com and booksamillion.com. She also co-produces and co-hosts Gospel Rhythms Radio/TV show for an international audience.
Trisha is an avid champion for those underserved and in need of light and love thus she serves as the US Ambassador of the Booker Autism Foundation of Learning. She donates generous amounts of time and resources to the Help Me Help U organization where they feed and clothe people in need.