Tuesday, February 28, 2017

28 Days Of Black Women In Horror: Jeryl Prescott

Jeryl Prescott (1964- )

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Prescott was born in Washington, D.C., then adopted and raised in Hartsville, South Carolina. She is best known for her role as Jacqui in season one of the television series The Walking Dead, which premiered on AMC in 2010. She was originally cast for just two episodes but was then written into the entire season. With a Master’s in African American Literature and a PhD in American Literature, she taught at Wake Forest University and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Before teaching, she worked in trucking, having originally earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management. Prescott is currently a resident of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and divides her time there and travelling to Los Angeles for acting work. (Sources 1 & 2)

About The Skeleton Key (2005)

I loved the twist of this film. Even though Prescott's role was so minor, it was extremely significant in the plot's endgame which I can personally appreciate. There's something about The Skeleton Key that I find so special and so underappreciated.

Other Genre Performances

Desdemona Lark, West Of Hell (2017)
Golden, Powers (2015)
Boss Scientist, Dog Bowl (2015)
DeeDee Deville, Unlucky Charms (2013)
Rosie, Revolution (2013)
Jacqui, The Walking Dead (2010-2012)
Deputy #2, Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)
Jasmine, Red Autumn (2006)
Receptionist, Surface (2006)

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