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    Deaf Culture Rocks: Actress Michelle A. Banks


    by m.blaze

    This week we have the pleasure of presenting Michelle A. Banks. Michelle Banks is a critically acclaimed and award winning Actress / playwright. Ms Banks is a graduate of the primer deaf university in America, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Ms. Banks has appeared in commercials such as yahoo, her television roles include Showtime Series, Soul Food, and UPN's Girlfriends were she has a recurring role as Lynn's boss, and on Lifetimes Strong Medicine just to name a few. She established and ran the Onyx playhouse in New York for eleven years before coming to Los Angeles to pursue her film career. Michelle is a powerful and gifted stage actor having performed in plays such as Red Rive at Mark Taper Theater and her own one-woman play entitled "Reflection of a Black Deaf Woman". This is the third of a three show series on her talents. Michelle has overcome being deaf in her chosen field and first love of acting. The show is in both American Sign Language and Spoken Word through the assistance of "Momma T " (Teresa Sharp) Voice /ASL interpreter. DEAF CULTURE ROCKS!