I had the great opportunity to visit The Whitney Plantation this weekend. If you are in New Orleans or in the area, please visit. The unique opportunity here is that it is the only museum in the state of Louisiana that tells the story of slavery from the enslaved person's perspective. Many thanks to Tori for her knowledge and the amazing tour. As I sit in my trailer, mentally preparing for today's work, I reflect on the many first person narratives that were on display throughout the property. Story in my heart, I humbly acknowledge the ground and shoulders on which I stand. "Tisn't he who stood and looked on that can tell what slavery is -- 'tis he who endured" - John Little, fugitive slave, 1855
Monday 24th of August 2015 11:29:54 AM
Flashback to one of my favorite meals so far during this extended stay in New Orleans: Cohiba Smoked Scallops and much LIFE served with those Miso Butterscotch Country Biscuits with Sweet Potato Sorghum Butter. Many thanks to Root. We will be back!
Friday 21st of August 2015 03:15:21 PM
Saturday 25th of July 2015 06:53:52 PM
Double TBT: NYC, Summer 2000, Shakespeare in the Park, my professional debut as Perdita in A WINTER'S TALE with Keith David as Leontes and Aunjanue Ellis as Hermione. Bottom photo: Red Carpet at this year's Critic's Choice Awards. An interviewer asked me if there was anyone I was hoping to meet that night. I said I wanted to meet Elvis Nolasco from American Crime Story AND I was hoping to see Aunjanue. She was nominated for her gorgeous work in Book of Negroes. God is my witness...I finished the interview, turned around and she was standing right there! Reunited after 15 years!!
Thursday 23rd of July 2015 07:04:10 PM
The Sistahs of Runaway Island. #AishaHinds #MelanieLiburd #LorraineToussaint #HerizenGuardiola Oh how I love them! The stories, the laughs, the cries and the wisdom we shared while on set will stay with me a lifetime. Come runaway with us on July 25th on #TVone @ 8pm. #RunawayIsland #WomenInFilm
Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:20:55 PM
Camera/makeup test. This one's gonna challenge me for real! #newlanguage #Uganda #artasactivism #purposedriven #actorslife
Tuesday 21st of July 2015 02:09:12 PM
The Bruthas of Runaway Island: #LeonThomas #ARussellAndrews #ThomasJones #BrantonBox and #TomWright. I truly enjoyed playing with each of them. They all taught me a lil sumptin' sumptin' on the island. Don't miss their majesty when #RunawayIsland premieres this Saturday, July 25th on TV One.
Monday 20th of July 2015 07:57:29 PM
Check out this clip from Runaway Island premiering Saturday July 25th on TVOne.
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Runaway Island premieres July 25
A TV One original movie and an American Black Film Festival winner, “Runaway Island” focuses on the journey of several strangers brought to a mysterious para...
Monday 13th of July 2015 05:59:34 PM
Will you join us on the Island? It will air on TVOne.
Monday 13th of July 2015 02:56:32 PM
She says I make her camera happy. Well this makes my heart smile and my eyes tear up. Taken by Deadra Bryant Collection a couple of months ago on the set of Runaway Island, this incredible artist and sister has perfectly captured where I am today in body, in mind, in spirit. A very timely post indeed. When others are watching and you don't even know it...to be seen...Thank you DeDe!!
Tuesday 7th of July 2015 04:23:47 PM
Let's seize it!!
Monday 29th of June 2015 01:03:38 PM
Many thanks to my sister #AishaHinds. I needed this today. Thank you for the reminder!
Wednesday 24th of June 2015 09:18:56 PM
I've been crushing on this one since the day I went in to read for her. I've only known her since April but I know in my soul she is a life long friend...family. In a recent interview, I was asked what it was like to work with her. The first words that came to mind: life-changing and life-affirming. I went on to say that I've been looking for my Scorsese and I believe I found it in her, but I would happy to bring her veggie plates if it meant I could be on her set:). Love you! Mean it!! Photo taken at the 2015 American Black Film Festival. #DianneHouston #RunawayIsland #WomenInFilm
Wednesday 24th of June 2015 05:34:27 PM
Happy Father's Day to all the dads holding their daughters and sons close. Today I'm reminded that life is precious. Although we are not together today, I'm THANKFUL that I could pick up the phone and hear his voice on the other end! #takingnothingforgranted
Sunday 21st of June 2015 04:16:17 PM
I haven't said much about Charleston or any of the recent attacks on my people, but I'm thinking...deeply. Feeling...deeply. This was posted yesterday on Instagram by one of my mentors Diana Castle. I spend so much time in this book. It goes everywhere with me. James Baldwin is still speaking!!
"In order to face the facts...the American white has got to accept the fact that what he thinks he is, he is not. He has to surrender his image of himself and apparently this is the last thing white Americans are prepared to do. But anyway, it is not a question now of accusing the white American of crimes against the Negro. It is too late for that. Besides it is irrelevant. Injustice, murder, the shedding of blood, unhappily, are commonplace. These things happen all the time and everywhere. There is always a reason for it. People will always give themselves a reason for it. What I'm much more concerned about is what white Americans have done to themselves; what had been done to me is irrelevant, simply because there is nothing more you can do to me. But in doing it, you've done something to yourself. In evading my humanity, you've done something to your own humanity." " I suggest that what the rulers of this country don't know about the world which surrounds them is the price they pay for not knowing me. If they couldn't deal with my father, how are they going to deal with the people in the streets of Tehran?" "When you try to slaughter people, you create a people with nothing to lose...and there is nothing more dangerous in any republic, any state, any country, any time, than men who have nothing to lose. - James Baldwin
Saturday 20th of June 2015 12:47:35 AM
Will you be in NY this weekend? Our movie RUNAWAY ISLAND will be previewed Friday, June 12th as a part of the American Black Film Festival. Come see us if you can! Otherwise we will see you when we premiere on July 25th on TVOne. Set your DVR.
Tuesday 9th of June 2015 01:34:47 PM
Special thanks to Brittany Frederick for this lovely and amazing shout out. She's been really good to me over the run of JUSTIFIED. From her pen to God's ear.
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Callie Thorne and 5 more actresses who deserve a TV comeback | EW.com
Here are the 6 actresses we want back on TV, in starring roles. Where are Callie Thorne, Tricia Helfer, Marin Ireland, and more?
Monday 8th of June 2015 05:30:30 PM
After filming Runaway Island, stay tuned, with this giant of a human being and talent, I now affectionately call her Sweet Lorraine. Congratulations on your Best Supporting Actress nomination and win my friend! Long overdue! #OITNB #yepthatsLindaLavin #andTracieEllisRoss #CriticsChoiceTVAwards
Monday 1st of June 2015 10:44:18 PM
Elvis Nolasco ladies and gents. If you haven't seen this man's brilliance and that of his cast, please do yourself that favor! #AmericanCrime #CriticsChoiceTVAwards #cheesingcauseithinkhesdope #MCM
Monday 1st of June 2015 07:51:38 PM
What a great evening of reconnecting with my some of my cast, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Team Tazel...you're geniuses and amazing! Jetlagged on two hours of sleep and you managed this! Thank you😭! Styled by Karen Raphael. 💃: Sergio Hudson Makeup: Mecca Dickerson Hair: Karen Dick. Special thanks to Nicole Miller for all you do and #CriticsChoiceTVAwards
Sunday 31st of May 2015 11:27:18 PM
I'm on my way. #Justified #CriticsChoiceTVAwards
Sunday 31st of May 2015 06:16:58 PM
Very excited to be a part of this. Should be fun! First time to Vancouver too!
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Friday 29th of May 2015 10:02:18 AM
Wednesday 13th of May 2015 04:40:17 PM
Thank you FX for my sweet surprise! Let's do it again soon. It's been a pleasure. #JUSTIFIED #CriticsChoiceNomination
Tuesday 12th of May 2015 05:49:17 PM
Also congrats to #JoelleCarter #TimothyOlyphant #SamElliot #WaltonGoggins on their acting nominations! #JustifiedFX
Wednesday 6th of May 2015 01:51:56 PM
#WCW These amazing women: Herizen Guardiola, Lorraine Toussaint, Aisha Hinds and unfortunately not pictured, the beautiful and dangerously talented Melanie Liburd. Heading back to LA and so sad to leave them on our little "island". Thank you ladies! You've only made me better. Hugs and kisses! #IslandInTheSun #Setlife
Wednesday 29th of April 2015 07:29:42 PM
If it's your thing, please pray. There were apparently folks sailing in the Bay today when this storm hit and it came quickly! Last word we received was that the boat capsized, but the people had not been found yet.
Saturday 25th of April 2015 08:47:06 PM
She knocked McDonald's up side the head! Sign landed in a tree!! #Alabama #tornadowarning
Saturday 25th of April 2015 05:46:28 PM
The Storm came and she ATE us!☁️⚡️☔️ With #AishaHinds. #filminginAL #IslandInTheSun
Saturday 25th of April 2015 05:18:26 PM
A few days ago, I had the privilege of filming at a pretty stunning location. As a result, I have to acknowledge a very important piece of ancestral history that took place on this bay. In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women, and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves. Timothy Meaher, an established Mobile businessman, sent the slave ship, the Clotilda , to Africa, on a bet that he could "bring a shipful of niggers right into Mobile Bay under the officers' noses." He won the bet. #neverforget #standingontheirshoulders
Thursday 23rd of April 2015 10:09:50 PM
Picture your co-star texts you while you're still working and he's wrapped for the day! We're not cool anymore😐.
Monday 20th of April 2015 08:55:05 PM
Filming on the water today. May get a little dicey! #setlife #MobileBay #IslandInTheSun
Monday 20th of April 2015 02:06:38 PM
She's my makeup artist in real life and now we're doing a movie together!!! She feeling herself 'cause she know she beat that face for the GAWDS! Love her to pieces! Proud of you Mecca Dickerson! #setlife #nofilterforreal #IslandInTheSun
Friday 17th of April 2015 03:49:54 PM
I'm loving this rain, but I hope this storm slows her roll so we can keep rolling. I can smell the rain comin'! Yeah I'm country😉#setlife #Alabama #SpringShowers #IslandInTheSun
Friday 17th of April 2015 12:34:14 PM
#TBT Circa Haiti, a year after the earthquake. I had the privilege to travel with a very special group of people to an area called Repatriote. On this site, we removed rubble from a church that was destroyed in the quake and broke ground on a primary school. These beauties came to the work site to practice their English, get blow pops, play and just bring us joy. Tabitha, in the red shirt, still has a very special place in my heart. One of the last things she said to me was that she wanted to come to America with me. Sending you love sweetie!
Thursday 16th of April 2015 03:47:43 PM
Biggest life lesson from playing Rachel?
Wednesday 15th of April 2015 05:11:11 PM
When we didn't have a name...Thanks Elmore #Justified
Tuesday 14th of April 2015 08:36:16 PM
#TBT Get on the Bus 2013: reuniting children with their incarcerated parent for Mother's and Father's Day. With my little friend Rachael who travelled with us with her mom and her two younger brothers, Nnamdi and Zachariah to see their dad in Soledad, CA. So much joy and laughter that day! #familyreunion
Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:24:57 PM
Monday 6th of April 2015 04:05:24 PM
I failed to thank Eric Blackstrom, the wonderful and amazing photographer for our BELLO Magazine shoot. I remember him showing me this image on his camera and I'm so happy it made it into the spread. Thank you again Eric!!!
Tuesday 10th of March 2015 03:23:13 PM
"God make me beautiful", I prayed with my face in my pillow so my parents wouldn't hear me crying. I was 5 years old and this was inspired by a really rotten day on the playground. Then this happened - the Beauty cover of this month's BELLO magazine, in my birthday month no less. What a gift! All I can say is thank you! Thank you very much Bello magazine and Leslie Alejandro!! Styled by Franzy Staedter. Makeup by Mecca Dickerson. Hair by Karicean Dick. The extra mile by Nicole Miller and Olivia Peeke.
Saturday 7th of March 2015 01:25:08 PM
Many thanks to Black Hollywood Live for having me today! Good times with these beauties, Megan Thomas and Courtney Tezano! Thank you Nicole Miller Agency and Vivacious Faces by Mecca!
Friday 6th of March 2015 08:53:56 PM
#WCW is Ms. Ledisi. She brings the vocal thunder EVERYTIME. She's on tour. Go get yo' life and catch her!! #TheIntimateTour #Selma #alotofothergreatmusic
Wednesday 4th of March 2015 05:35:51 PM
On the set of my first live talk show! #HomeandFamily #Hallmark #myyearoffirsts
Wednesday 25th of February 2015 04:29:28 PM
Attended the 8th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon. Honored today: The Cast of Orange is the New Black, Regina King, Gugu Mbatha Raw and the AMAZING Ruth Carter! I have no words for what happened in that room. Thankful to be invited. I was in the same room as Oprah!!! Lil girl from Texas...Styled by Karen Raphael. Hair by Karicean Dick. Makeup by Mecca Dickerson.
Thursday 19th of February 2015 08:41:07 PM
The first time I saw this, I got such a kick out of it! Six seasons later, it still tickles me. Thankful.
Wednesday 18th of February 2015 07:05:22 PM
#WCW Because I did NOT wake up like this. LOL! The wonderful women of Hair and Makeup and the newest addition to our #JUSTIFIED family: Miss Harlan, rescued on Valentine's Day by Maxine. Gonna miss this bunch right here! Good times...
Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:48:11 PM
Wednesday 18th of February 2015 11:21:35 AM
This is my Stay All Day Prime and Anti-Shine Balm that my makeup artist has used on me all season. This symbol pretty much sums up how we are all feeling in these last days of #Justified 💛💛💛. #setlife #finalshowdown
Tuesday 17th of February 2015 06:37:21 PM
Beautiful morning in Frazier Park. Last day at this stunning location. Last days of #JUSTIFIED. #setlife #finalshowdown
Friday 13th of February 2015 12:41:33 PM
Don't miss tonight's episode of Justified! Rachel sheds the desk and heads into the field!
Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 07:47:15 PM
One of my most generous and kind Twitter followers shared this with me. You never know how you may affect another person's life's and you certainly don't always know who's watching you! Thank you Erin DeHart. Make it a great one folks! Now go love on somebody!! Xo
Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 02:20:57 PM
My year of firsts has officially begun with this amazing and life affirming photoshoot with Bello Magazine yesterday. My heart is still quite full from this experience. Many many thanks to Leslie Alejandro, Alek and Stephen for this brilliant concept, for taking a chance on me and taking such great care of us all. To Nicole Miller, publicist extraordinaire, for your fight and vision. To Eric Blackmon ( the man behind the camera) for seeing me, Franzy Staedter, for the beautiful and funky clothing and pushing me and going out on a limb for me, my beautiful and vivacious Mecca Dickerson for making me glow with you extraordinary makeup and, my new partner in crime, Karicean Dick, for taking that hair to another level honey!!! I ADORE you. I've officially been Posh'd! Something incredible emerged yesterday, and with tears in my eyes, I'm SO grateful for the timing and for all of you. Sending big hugs and sloppy kisses. Lol. On stands in March!
Wednesday 28th of January 2015 01:43:58 PM
Entertainment Weekly's SAG party from Saturday evening. Styling by Karen Raphael, makeup by Mecca Dickerson, and hair Kristine Tack! #TeamTazel #HOTpink
Monday 26th of January 2015 08:26:06 PM
The love continues with this incredible interview with Vanity Fair:)
<a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2015/01/justified-final-season-erica-tazel-interview" target="_blank">http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2015/01/justified-final-season-erica-tazel-interview</a>
Justified’s Erica Tazel on Being a Woman of Color in a Cowboy World
The actress also shares her theory on who, if anyone, is leaving Harlan alive.
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 06:24:14 PM
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The Hot 10: Erica Tazel | Maxim
Erica Tazel is more than a girl with a gun. The petite Dallas actress has had a handful of bit-parts on popular shows like Sex and the City and Law and Order: SVU, but it wasn't until she got down and dirty on FX's Justified that people really started to pay attention. After spending five seasons op…
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 04:03:11 PM
Thank you My Beautiful Life:)
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 02:13:04 AM
Red Carpet arrival at the Fox All Star Party last night. Thankful to Karen Raphael for styling me and the gorgeous, oh so fabulous I can't stand her Mecca Dickerson for giving me FACE! These two extraordinary women made me feel like a winner last night. Thank you! Up and at 'em again today. TCA panel, here we come! #TeamTazel
Sunday 18th of January 2015 04:05:14 PM
With my guys! Thanks Daniel and Beau for hanging out with me tonight. Time to take these shoes OFF. #TeamTazel #FoxTCA
Sunday 18th of January 2015 12:22:41 AM
I really am trying to be a lady these days. Hanging out in the photobooth with my manager and agent. #FoxTCA #TeamTazel
Sunday 18th of January 2015 12:20:36 AM
On tonight's premiere of Kroll Show on Comedy Central, you might see a familiar face😉. Episode is call "Dead Girl Town".
Tuesday 13th of January 2015 04:31:23 PM
Cheers to truly how remarkable life is! I appreciate all the love and support on his page. I suck at social media, but trust me, you are very much appreciated and I do NOT take you for granted. Happiness and peace to you and yours😁.
Wednesday 31st of December 2014 10:40:01 PM
Happy New Year ya'll! Cheers to a glorious 2015! Dare to Be!
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!
Wednesday 31st of December 2014 06:48:37 PM
Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays, whatever you celebrate, and a "blow your mind" kind of a New Year! To those who are alone, who find this time of year particularly difficult or without loved ones, I'm thinking about you! Sending love and hugs!
Wednesday 24th of December 2014 06:00:17 PM
It's 12/13/14! Wishing you a "once in a lifetime" kinda day!!
Saturday 13th of December 2014 12:15:37 PM
More images from #BlackOutHollywood
Sunday 7th of December 2014 03:19:40 AM
Today I marched passionately with like-minded and spirited human beings along Hollywood Blvd. I marched for my dad, my boyfriend (even though he stole my truffle salt), my uncles, my cousins and theirs sons, my friends and my unborn sons. I observed many things today that I found inspiring and encouraging, others things...not so much. I lay on my back with the other protesters in front of the famed Mann's Chinese Theater just a few steps from where another man had been fatally shot by LAPD just the night before. Very different circumstances from Eric Garner and the others, but I'm not so certain they needed to shoot the man 12 times either. Dressed in all black, as today's organizers had requested, I was on the ground for only a few minutes, but I couldn't help but think of Michael Brown. Sure his life had passed, but his 4 1/2 hours in the street resonated more deeply for me today as I lay in high noon sun on asphalt. I'm not much of a photographer but these are some of the images from today. They say more than I am able to articulate at this point. Lots more to be done for sure. #BlackOutHollywood #BlackLivesMatter #icantbreathe #HandsUpDontShoot #EricGarner #TamirRice #MichaelBrown #EzellFord #SoManyOthers
Sunday 7th of December 2014 03:08:13 AM
Armed and ready to...#BlackOutHollywood
Saturday 6th of December 2014 02:27:47 PM
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This man sho' nuff changed my life, my thinking and awakened me to my full potential as an actor and human being when it was most needed. I'm eternally grateful to have experienced his genius. I'm thankful that I still walk and work in the gentleness and sharpness of his guidance. Thank you sir!
Kenneth H. Washington, a teacher, mentor and guru at the Guthrie, has died
Friday 28th of November 2014 12:18:34 PM
It's been a loooonnng time, but I can never forget the kid inside😜
Saturday 15th of November 2014 11:35:31 PM
All the way from the UK, Justified Superfan SJ! Yup that's Gutterson's tattoo and show title ink. Did I mention she has a yacht named Raylan? No lie. Saw the pic. What?!? ❤️Her!!
Wednesday 5th of November 2014 05:41:34 PM
Tuesday 4th of November 2014 06:56:06 PM
I need to grow about 8 more inches to effectively photobomb. With the wonderful TO and the great Peter Weller. #Justified #Finalshowdown
Tuesday 28th of October 2014 03:03:35 PM
ICYMI: 1st Teaser of the Final Season of #JUSTIFIED! <a href="http://goo.gl/48TeWj" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/48TeWj</a> No more fun and games!! #FinalShowdown begins 2015.💣🚬🔫
See the first teaser for the final season of ‘Justified’ | EW.com
FX’s Justified will return for its sixth and final season in January, and while the additions of Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt to the cast...
Monday 27th of October 2014 05:00:57 PM
The shenanigans have begun. The Marshalls are back! Wait...where's Raylan? He's always sneakin' off somewhere! #Justified #FinalSeason
Monday 13th of October 2014 06:28:57 PM
Today's inspiration - my cousin Adrianna. Yep. Take notice. She's fly!
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Legally Blind Gymnast Crushes Sport Without Special Treatment
Adrianna Kenebrew has a ferocious passion for gymnastics. That passion is apparent to all spectators the moment she steps up to the mats. They also notice, however, the special corrective glasses she must wear to be able see any of her surrounding...
Thursday 9th of October 2014 05:08:14 PM
Geoffrey Holder's son shares this moving account of his father's last day. A most beautiful tribute to a most amazing man. <a href="http://www.charmainewarren.com/blogspot/the-beloved-performerchoreographerpainterartist-geoffrey-holder-dies-at-84" target="_blank">http://www.charmainewarren.com/blogspot/the-beloved-performerchoreographerpainterartist-geoffrey-holder-dies-at-84</a>
The beloved performer/choreographer/painter/artist... -Geoffrey Holder dies at 84!
The son of Geoffrey Holder and Carmen DeLavallade shares the following words and photo: Geoffrey Holder - 1930- 2014 October 5th A little more than a week after developing pneumonia, Geoffrey...
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 02:03:15 PM
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A Letter to My Nephew | The Progressive
I have begun this letter five times and torn it up five times. I keep seeing your face, which is also the face of your father and my brother. I have known both of you all your lives and have carried your daddy in my arms and on my shoulders, kissed him and spanked him and watched him learn to walk.…
Friday 15th of August 2014 04:38:26 PM
With the handsome and inspirational J. August Richards and Joe Morton at The Television Academy's Dynamic and Diverse event last night. Congrats to Mr. Morton on years of great work and his Emmy nomination for Scandal! J. August? Not on one show. Not two shows, but three shows! Very much deserved!
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 03:08:08 PM
I'm always completely humbled and appreciative for support and love like this: <a href="http://smartladieslovestuff.com/tag/erica-Tazel." target="_blank">http://smartladieslovestuff.com/tag/erica-Tazel.</a> THANK YOU! What do you all think? #JUSTIFIED # MoreRachel
Erica Tazel | smart ladies love stuff
July 9, 2014 by melissa0 commentsSmart ladies love smart TV, the women of FXSince season 2 of The Bridge premieres tonight, I had been planning to write about my love of Diane Kruger’s character Sonya Cross for today, but due to grad school busytime, I never got to talk about Fargo or The … Continue…
Wednesday 9th of July 2014 09:14:48 PM
Just #StickingToTheScript with my co-star Columbus Short. #MrRight2014 Can I say, he is bringing the thunder today?
Wednesday 11th of June 2014 08:45:01 PM
The latest issue of Emmy Magazine☺️
Tuesday 10th of June 2014 12:25:16 PM
First conversation complete on the first day of my first film! #MrRight
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 01:17:36 PM
"Our country needs us all right now to stand up and be counted. We need to try to be great citizens. We are necessary in this country, and we need to give something -- that is to say, go to a local hospital, go to the children's ward and offer to the nurse in charge an hour twice a month that you can give them reading children's stories or poetry. And go to an old folks' home and read the newspaper to somebody. Go to your church or your synagogue or your mosque, and say, 'I'd like to be of service. I have one hour twice a month.' You'll be surprised at how much better you will feel. And good done anywhere is good done everywhere." - Dr. Maya Angelou
Wednesday 28th of May 2014 12:30:56 PM
Make it a great one everybody! Xoxo
Practice 1 RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS this week.
Do 1 nice thing for a person each day. You can give compliments, buy a coffee, share a lunch, donate old clothes, etc.
Do something! Share! Let us know your great story.
Monday 19th of May 2014 01:25:40 PM
"Can't nobody fly with all that shit. Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 09:30:09 PM
Wishing my mother and sister a most marvelous Mother's Day! I can honestly say I really want to be like my mama when I grow up. She's an incredible person and I always try to honor her in everything I say and do. I try:). Growing up, we didn't always have what we wanted, but we always had what we needed. For that, I am eternally grateful. She is going to have a fit when she hears I posted a picture of her, but I just love this photo of her. I took it a few years ago. I'm posting one of my sis and niece too so she doesn't have a complete heart attack:) Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers here and remembering those we've lost. XOXO
Sunday 11th of May 2014 02:33:56 PM
"The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself." Mary L. Bean I learned a bunch today!
Monday 28th of April 2014 11:12:59 PM
A little bit of silly fun during my visit to Entertainment Weekly a couple of weeks ago:)
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‘Justified’ actress Erica Tazel takes aim in EW’s TV Star Shootout — VIDEO | EW.com
She plays a U.S. Marshal on TV, but how good is Justified actress Erica Tazel’s aim in real life? To find out, we invited her to the EW Corral for a...
Monday 28th of April 2014 05:13:31 PM
I am in the April/May issue of Cliche Magazine. Check it out:)
Monday 21st of April 2014 02:31:39 PM
Ahead of tonight's season finale of JUSTIFIED, I allowed Mandi Bierly and her crew over at Entertainment Weekly to surround me, but you know I came out shooting right? (Not Dewey of course) So much fun! Who knew nerf guns had gotten so fancy?
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 02:56:29 PM
It's about that time...
The battle lines have been drawn and it's not going to be pretty. Watch the Justified Season Finale tomorrow at 10p on FX.
Monday 7th of April 2014 05:57:40 PM
112 miles north of LA. I have NO idea where I'm being taken!! It's beautiful though and I love surprises! Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes and prayers! Truly appreciated❤️
Monday 31st of March 2014 08:09:00 PM
Celebrating this birthday by embracing the wild side! I think that's a great way to start the week😜
Monday 31st of March 2014 12:49:27 PM
I attended a very moving screening of this lovely film last night. Based on a true story and a book of the same title, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL hits theaters April 16th.
Tuesday 25th of March 2014 11:33:41 AM
"You must at least give to YOURSELF on the same level as you give to others. You MUST! And I mean that!!" Sheba
Sunday 23rd of March 2014 04:25:20 PM
Cast of Justified at The Television Academy
Friday 21st of March 2014 06:45:19 PM
It's International Happiness Day. I would love to hear what/who makes you happy! A phone call " just to say I love you" or "just thinking about you. Didn't want anything" gets me every time.
Thursday 20th of March 2014 01:21:41 PM
Today there are many thoughts of our friends and family in Capetown and Jo'Burg. Such a short time spent, but a lifetime of experiences shared. This is Therina. She moved into her home in December with her husband and son. She has returned to help build another family's home. She was my drill sergeant for the week! She has a heart of gold though. As I reflect on her story, her gentle voice and her sweet smile, she reminds me to be thankful in every situation, to continue to love people even when they disappoint me, to dig deeper even when I am tired, and that laughter truly is good for the soul. Thank you Therina!! I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to meet you. You have given me a lifetime of gifts. Because of you, I am one step closer to being a better me. XOXOXOXOXO
Tuesday 18th of March 2014 03:10:24 PM
The Beautiful Cape
Tuesday 18th of March 2014 02:53:27 PM
Nothing like an earthquake to welcome you home! I hope you all have been very well. I'm catching up on all of your lovely messages sent while I was away in South Africa. For those who requested photos, pictures will start going out this week. I have quite a few requests to fill! I will reply to your private message when yours has been mailed. I will go in the order received. Please please be patient with me:) That sound good?
Monday 17th of March 2014 01:41:52 PM
The Olympics are over and we're back tonight!
How will things go when Art has Raylan answering to Rachel? Find out on an all new Justified Tuesday at 10p.
Tuesday 25th of February 2014 02:44:19 PM
I met Nnamdi and his family last year through Get on the Bus. Get on the Bus reunites children with their incarcerated parent for Mother's and Father's Day. I coordinate one of the many Father's Day buses. This young man was on our bus travelling to Soledad, CA from Los Angeles. He didn't say much on the trip. He also didn't really approve of the bus driver's driving, way to slow in his opinion:) When he saw his father in the visiting room 7 hours after leaving Los Angeles, we witnessed his beautiful smile light up the room as well as our hearts. Nnamdi, his sister and baby brother will be travelling again with us this year along with a 2 year old and 14 year old girl who will be meeting their dads for the very 1st time! As we celebrate love today, will consider helping us give the gift of this transformative experience for the 30 families we are serving this year? All you have to do is go to www.getonthebus.us and donate $1 to Bus CTF/SVSP-01 South LA. Of course you can donate more! Lol. This tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated and will put us one step closer to giving these children a day of rock star treatment! Feel free to share. Happy Valentine's Day!!
Friday 14th of February 2014 02:41:47 PM
Can you do me a BIG favor? Some of you have requested an autographed photo. I want to make sure I am not forgetting anybody. If you have requested a photo and have not received it, I have not forgotten:) Please just shoot me a private message confirming your mailing address and who the photo should be addressed to. Thanks again for all of your love and support! Very much appreciated!!!!
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 01:50:38 PM
I'm going back to South Africa in a few weeks, 20 days to be exact and I can't wait to see what Simon has been up to. I can't explain it, but I met Simon in 2009. He was being nursed back to health. He was literally on his death bed. His spirit, his eyes, his smile touched me in a very deep place. This photo was taken in 2011, a year and half after our initial meeting, and I just love him. I really do. That is all.
Monday 10th of February 2014 07:45:07 PM
<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/Erica-Tazel-Justified-Season-5-Video-33886424" target="_blank">http://www.popsugar.com/Erica-Tazel-Justified-Season-5-Video-33886424</a>
Justified's Erica Tazel: There Will Be a "Shocking" Death
The lovely Erica Tazel plays no-nonsense Deputy US Marshal Rachel Brooks on FX's cult-hit show Justified. She gives us the inside scoop on a death that will shock fans, plus she answers one of life's most important moral dilemmas: Team Raylan or Team
Wednesday 5th of February 2014 08:11:33 PM
One of the MANY highlights from Fox's Golden Globe Party on Sunday night was meeting Gabourey Sidibe. I love my picture with her and I LOVE how she responded to the horrible things people said about her appearance that evening!
Tuesday 14th of January 2014 03:29:11 PM
To celebrate and remember my dear friend Nancy who lost her battle to cancer. She LOVED shoes and today is her bday! 😂👠❤️🎁🎉
Friday 10th of January 2014 02:29:59 PM
Last night from the Red Carpet: <a href="http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2sHPVy_waow&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D2sHPVy_waow%26feature%3Dyoutu.be" target="_blank">http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2sHPVy_waow&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D2sHPVy_waow%26feature%3Dyoutu.be</a>
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 02:06:59 PM
Congrats to Sasheer Zamata!! Have a GREAT time on SNL!
Monday 6th of January 2014 05:47:48 PM
"The Oscar prestige was fine, but I worked more before I was nominated," Moore told the Los Angeles Times in 1967. "Casting directors think an Oscar nominee is suddenly in another category. They couldn't possibly ask you to do one or two days' work. You wouldn't accept it. And I'm sure I would." RIP Ms. Juanita Moore!
Wednesday 1st of January 2014 07:04:55 PM
Come on down and see us! JUSTIFIED Tuesdays return January 7th! That's right!! The wait is almost over...
Wednesday 1st of January 2014 03:41:26 PM
I LOVE when these start popping up around town:) JUSTIFIED Tuesdays return January 7th! Merry Christmas Eve!!
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 02:52:15 PM
Are you caught up on Season 4? GO GET IT TODAY! Go on!! Hurry Up!!! Season 5 is just around the corner. JUSTIFIED Tuesdays return January 7th!
Tuesday 17th of December 2013 10:43:52 PM
During my 2011 trip to South Africa, I remember standing in front of this statute of Mandela in awe wondering what it would be like to be in the presence of the man himself.
Tuesday 10th of December 2013 04:48:10 PM
JUSTIFIED Tuesdays return January 7th!! Dewey Crowe is back and in full effect! #myfavorite
Tuesday 10th of December 2013 03:43:18 PM
The TRUE STARS!! JUSTIFIED has the best crew on TV! Love and appreciate you gals an guys so much! #hairandmakeup#camera#lights#transpo#props#costumes#priduction#locations#FX
Monday 9th of December 2013 11:05:27 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! To those of you that find the holidays an emotional, spiritual or even financial challenging time of the year, you're in my heart today. Sending you love, peace and joy!
Thursday 28th of November 2013 01:46:21 PM
What's one thing you're thankful for today? I'm thankful for a voicemail I received from my niece on Sunday night telling me she loves and misses me. It was perfect and so what I needed at that moment. I play it everyday!
Wednesday 27th of November 2013 03:03:47 PM
JUSTIFIED Tuesdays return January 7th! Let the badassery commence!!
Tuesday 26th of November 2013 11:22:37 PM
Have a great weekend everyone! Thank you all for your generous and kind messages from Thursday's post. Made me blush. Special shout outs to my elementary, HS, college friends. You know who your are😉. Also love to my uncle and cousins who stopped by😘.
Saturday 23rd of November 2013 03:07:27 PM
A little reflection time this morning in my trailer. Thinking of you all. You good? Wishing you only the best day ever! Go get it!!
Thursday 21st of November 2013 12:38:05 PM
Justified Tuesdays return on January 7th! Oh the shenanigans...
Tuesday 19th of November 2013 02:19:50 PM
Happy Monday!! So you've screamed! You've shouted!! In shock and awe, you've encouraged me and, in some cases, chastised me. LOL!! Well you've been heard! I am now on TWITTER! Yup it's true. Come play with me @EricaTazel. Can't wait to see you there😘
Monday 18th of November 2013 02:33:34 PM
Good stuff happening on set today:) #justified
Monday 4th of November 2013 02:28:33 PM
I love Theater!!! I am glad to call it my home. I truly love that community and all its wonderful artists!! This fine gentlemen, our very own Glynn Turman, was honored last night with The Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Play for Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Our cast took the Acting Ensemble Award and Best Production. THANK YOU LA Stage Alliance! January, John, Karen, Cricket, and Allen, congrats on your nominations!! An amazing night. A great start to the week. NOW...armed with coffee. Off to the JUSTIFIED set. Have a fantastic week everybody!!!!
Monday 4th of November 2013 09:49:56 AM
Hey you! Yes you:) I hope you're having a wonderful week!! #bestfansever
Thursday 26th of September 2013 04:37:30 PM
"The elevator to success is broken. Take the stairs!" - Jenifer Lewis
Friday 20th of September 2013 03:32:26 PM
Congrats to the cast and crew of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" for our lovely Ovation Award nominations:
Best Production of a Play
Acting Ensemble for a Play
Lead Actor in a Play (John Douglas Thompson AND Glynn Turman)
Featured Actress in a Play (January Lavoy)
I feel very blessed to have been a part of the this wonderful company of actors and artists!
Thursday 19th of September 2013 03:41:29 PM
Joe Turner's Come and Gone Opening Night
Thursday 19th of September 2013 03:31:08 PM
Today #hoodieupproject will begin releasing its first photos via Twitter and Instagram. This is the photo that photographer Matt Sayles took of me. Organized by the lovely Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus), the "hope is to have a gallery showing or some sort of fundraiser to benefit the Martin Family or an organization that works with black youth. For now, it's our way of standing with and for the Trayvon's and Oscar Grants of the world."
Monday 22nd of July 2013 02:26:44 PM
Thank you for the reminder!
There is something quite beautiful and noble about the individual who recognizes the necessity of participating in the enhancement of another human being. What a feeling feeling when persons close to you seek out your advice and support because they recognize your willingness to "be there" for them in their time of need. You become the go-to person for everyone around you and, for a while, this gives you a deep and personal sense of purpose. Parents, ministers, caregivers, loyal friends, mentors, artists and so many others know this oh so well. I often wonder what our world would look like if more people took this responsibility more seriously, but I also recognize one of the dangers of unchecked selflessness: burnout.
We can get so consumed with doing what we believe to be good and worthwhile that, before we realize it, we have nothing left to give and we feel powerless to rectify our exhaustion.
So many of us frequently empty ourselves for the benefit of others and constantly find ourselves at the brink of burnout. If we do not take time for restoration and renewal, we will not be of service to those we seek to help.
I have discovered that there will be moments in our lives when it will be necessary to be a little selfish about the time dedicated to healing and rest or else the weight of burnout will cause us to emotionally buckle. Today, be a little selfish. Take time for you!
It's Sunday even God took a rest on this day! Be blessed and know that the glory of God is being revealed in and through you! His burden is LIGHT!
Monday 1st of July 2013 03:04:35 PM
Wow! It has been nearly two months since I last checked in. So much goodness this year esepcially the last eight weeks. While it has been extremely busy on this end, I have received all of your kind and encouraging messages, posts and emails. I will start to work my way though those just so you know I have read them and appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me. I REALLY REALLY do. You have no idea!! If you have requested an autographed photo, those will go out some time in the next week ok? Have a WONDERFUL weekend. Remember to be good to yourself and do a little something loving for someone else.
Saturday 29th of June 2013 03:43:46 PM
Happy Birthday Mr. Wilson!! Thank you for your work, especially JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE. It is my good pleasure and greatest honor to speak your words today. May we all make you proud!!
Saturday 27th of April 2013 05:49:24 PM
Joe Turner's Come and Gone - Mark Taper Forum
Previews begin April 24th
Opening Night May 8th
Closing Night June 9th
Monday 22nd of April 2013 03:59:55 PM
Dreaming wide awake...
Friday 5th of April 2013 01:05:48 PM
I hope you enjoyed last night's finale of JUSTIFIED!! I am so thrilled that I can FINALLY share some news. I can next be seen in JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE by August Wilson, directed by the lovely Phylicia Rashad, here is Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews begin April 24th, Opening May 8th, Closing June 9th.Tickets for “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” are available at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or by calling (213) 628-2772.
So excited to be back on the stage!
Official tickets Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre. In downtown Los Angeles a
Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, is Los Angeles' preeminent theatre company and one of California's leading non-profit theatrical and cultural organizations.
Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 12:46:44 PM
It's official. JUSTIFIED has been renewed for a 5th Season!! Thank you again to those who watch the show. Thanks for loving on us:)))))
Thursday 28th of March 2013 08:55:30 PM
Feeling like "a windows of Heaven are open" kinda day!!! Hope you all are well and ok. Enjoy the rest of your Friday and weekend wherever you may be!
Friday 22nd of March 2013 04:53:53 PM
Wow! You all are so sweet to me. Thank you to everyone who has messaged me or posted on the wall. I have gotten a bit behind in my responses. Please forgive me. I have made my best effort to acknowledge every message, question and post in some way. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! Hope you enjoy tonight's episode...if you haven't seen it already:) If you haven't, find out if Drew and the Marshals make it out of Harlan alive. Thank you again for your wonderful support.
Tuesday 19th of March 2013 11:21:34 PM
Every now and then you see a show that takes your breath away. Words to describe the theatrical event you just witnessed can't be found. Words like brilliant, transformative, revelatory, funny, heart-breaking, seem deeply inadequate. All I can say is THANK YOU to Tina Vernon for the gift of her work in WANTED which closed Sunday night here in Seattle at The Theatre Off Jackson. If you happen to be in Dallas, TX April 19th or 20th, do what you gotta do to get to the South Dallas Cultural Center to see WANTED. #sistahgottalent #youhadtobethere
Tuesday 5th of March 2013 03:32:08 PM
It's a wrap! My JUSTIFIED family...ya'll put it DOWN last night!! Best wrap party yet!! I'm sure it will take the next few days to recover. LOL. Best cast and crew a girl could hope for. Work hard? Gotta play hard;) Miss you all already!!
Sunday 3rd of March 2013 11:11:15 AM
Thank you so much for your support!
The claim that FX has television's best drama? Completely Justified. Check out the reasons in the newest issue of TV Guide Magazine, on sale Thursday, Feb. 21st.
Tuesday 19th of February 2013 02:11:51 PM
An absolute phenomenal ending to a wonderful work week! This one will go down as one of my all time favorite days on the set of JUSTIFIED. Love to Mykelti, T.O.N.E.Z., Jacob and Tim. Also had a wonderful time working with the great Jim Beaver on this episode. #livingthedream
Friday 15th of February 2013 06:13:00 PM
Season 4 has flown by. It seems like we only got started yesterday. Only 3 more episodes to film.
Thursday 31st of January 2013 11:22:15 AM
There is a whole lot of life and love floating through my circle right now! A five year old malignant tumor was recently successfully removed from the pancreas of one friend. Any day now, three of my girlfriends will be bringing beautiful babies into the world. Another proposed to his love and on Saturday, I will witness yet another say "I do". That's a whole lot of goodness and I'm loving it!!! Life and love. Two of our greatest gifts. There won't be a lot of life and love on tonight's episode of JUSTIFIED, but I hope you tune in and enjoy! LOL!!
Tuesday 29th of January 2013 02:35:40 PM
Good morning everyone. I'm on my way to meet the cast for JUSTIFIED's panel with the Television Critics Association. I appreciate you supporting last night's premiere of Season 4. Thank you so much for being so kind and generous in your messages, posts and comments. You truly lift and encourage me. For that, I am grateful. So glad to see so many new faces as well. Have a a wonderful day and may you take a step closer to your dreams and deeper in your purpose! XOXOXOX
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 11:48:23 AM
Season 4 Premiere in just 7 days. Need to catch up in Season 3? You're in luck. The DVD was released yesterday.
Tuesday 1st of January 2013 03:51:13 PM
W. A. Ward says it best for me: "This bright new year is given me to live each day with zest, to daily grow and try to be my highest and my best!" So much gratitude for you all. We made it over the 1000th fan mark:) Many blessings to you and yours! Toasting to your highest, your happiness and your best! Happy New Year!!
Monday 31st of December 2012 12:55:42 PM
The wait is almost over! Just 40 days to the Season 4 Premiere of JUSTIFIED!! Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Thursday 29th of November 2012 12:19:59 PM
"No sir. I'm serious. I'm REALLY not Gabrielle Union:), but thank you!" #justgettin'sometea
Friday 2nd of November 2012 05:47:15 PM
Tye Tribett sings a song that says something like, “It coulda been me, with no clothes, no shoes and no food to eat.” I went to the grocery store this morning to pick up a few items to help me combat this cold that I have. There was an elderly gentleman in a motorized wheelchair posted out front asking for some assistance. This gentleman was making every effort to be respectful. The look on his face was heartbreaking as he could barely get two words out before he was dismissed or ignored. I found out his name was Willie Hamilton. I told Mr. Hamilton I did not have cash and he said, “That’s ok. Some of those Cheez-its, or goldfish or Wheat Thins would be nice. Just something to snack on.” The look on Mr. Hamilton’s face when I gave him his bag, which contained a few items for him to snack on, was priceless. He laughed and said, “My goodness! I forgot I ordered this! THANK YOU. Thank you!” I will never forget the sparkle in his eyes. I feel horrible in my body today, but my spirits have been lifted by Mr. Hamilton’s gratitude. With tears in my eyes, I went back to my car with the words of Tye Tribett’s lyrics in my ear, because just a few short years ago, it was almost me in Mr. Hamilton’s situation. I believe we are blessed to be a blessing. Man am I humbled I could help that brother out, even if only temporarily.
Saturday 27th of October 2012 02:46:37 PM
Rest Easy, Harlan County. The Deputy Is Back In Town. Justified, all new season, January only on FX
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 02:18:09 PM
What do people get when they get you? If you can define it, describe it and deliver on it, then you'll never be without. Everybody wants an Asset. Liabilities get left behind. Have a great one everybody! #addvalue
Monday 1st of October 2012 02:36:55 PM
'Twas a very good night indeed:))) All you "Breaking Bad" fans know what's up! Please give Giancarlo his Emmy Sunday night!!! #genius
Saturday 22nd of September 2012 03:18:01 AM
I spent some time this morning at the gun range with US Marshals Charlie, Mel and Nick who plays Art on the show. Good times. I'm not a bad shot by the way. Mel, the female marshal gave me the handcuffs she used while she was a Marshal. Ahhh watch out now!!!
Tuesday 18th of September 2012 03:31:56 PM
My biggest weakness, my heart. My greatest strength, my heart.
Tuesday 24th of July 2012 05:36:52 PM
I met one of my favorite singers last night! Ledisi is an incredible artist, lovely person and just what The Doctor ordered. Thanks sis! #delayedreaction
Friday 20th of July 2012 01:28:42 PM
So excited to be going to Comic Con for the very first time. It will be nice to see my playmates from JUSTIFIED. San Diego, here I come!
Friday 13th of July 2012 03:04:53 PM
One of my closest friends in the whole wide world. Missing her so much! She's performing tonight in Dallas at Opening Bell. Wish I was home. Sending her lots of love and support. #doyousheba
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkLEJcHYQP4&feature=youtube_gdata_player" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkLEJcHYQP4&feature=youtube_gdata_player</a>
Shontina Vernon - "Encore Antics"
Having fun improvising an encore. Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY. Video shot by Olive Demetrius
Thursday 12th of July 2012 06:36:28 PM
As a professional in a business where there are extreme ups and downs, I was particularly struck by the family going through the neighborhood's trash bins this morning on my walk. Not just the recyclable bins, but the trash bins too. I'm so humbled and thankful for this season of my life and career. I'm thankful for the bed I slept in last night, the roof over my head and the breakfast I am about to have. #thankYou
Wednesday 11th of July 2012 12:03:07 PM
Chris Botti's IMPRESSIONS is killing me right now! #playchile
Wednesday 11th of July 2012 02:23:23 AM
I just want to thank everyone who messaged, texted, emailed and called while I was away. Your love and support are priceless and I appreciate you. I have a million photos to sort through and edit. I will share a few over the coming days so as not to bore you. Uploading is slooooowww going too:) best wishes to you all. We have a holiday on hump day this week! Enjoy!!!
Monday 2nd of July 2012 09:12:24 PM
It's been real. Thank You! Until next time...
Monday 25th of June 2012 10:25:42 PM
Villa La Pietra
Monday 25th of June 2012 10:23:30 PM
The Italians screaming in the streets watching the football(soccer) game(Italy vs. England), watching fireworks from the roof...I'm REALLY gonna miss being here.
Sunday 24th of June 2012 05:18:35 PM
Off to the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze to FINALLY see The David. May sneak in a little shopping before going to sit in on Jonathan Baptiste and The Stay Human Band this evening.
Friday 22nd of June 2012 06:43:47 AM
I have always believed that anything can happen in the theatre. After tonight's final dress rehearsal, I'm CONVINCED!! 3 actors performing MACBETH...that's not supposed to be possible! I am eternally grateful for this experience. I will cherish it all of my days. Much respect and adoration to Teagle and Lucas. You both are tremendous. We did it. Thank you Jim for taking a chance on me. Mad love to Nadia, Deb and Howie too:) wow!!
Wednesday 20th of June 2012 07:08:23 PM
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful men who are putting it down and getting it in as it relates to their families!!! I especially miss my dad today. I won't be able to talk to him tonight after Game 3 of the NBA finals because I won't see it:( he can give me the highlights, but it is NOT the same. LOL. Italy is big on soccer not basketball or tennis. Anyways, brothers, have a wonderful day! Many blessings and hope the women and children in your lives treat you exceptionally today and always!
Sunday 17th of June 2012 02:28:53 PM
Firenze 2012 from the roof of our apartment building
Friday 15th of June 2012 03:00:00 PM
Last night when I was trying to get to sleep, for some reason Whitney Houston's Why Does It Hurt So Bad was in my head. This morning when I opened the windows, someone across the courtyard was playing Whitney's Where Do Broken Hearts Go. She's in the air today...
Tuesday 5th of June 2012 04:39:23 AM
Sending much love from Florence. Warm wishes to you all. Hope you have a wonderful week!!
Monday 4th of June 2012 12:25:10 PM
"I always say to actors who ask me for advice, 'Pick the right partner.' No matter how hard my day is, I can't wait to get home and I know I'll be safe. You need the right person to hold your hand through it." Julianna Margulies
Friday 1st of June 2012 06:26:47 PM
Very sweet encounter today. Was walking through one of piazzas today and a man ran up to me. He asked, "Are you on that show JUSTIFIED?" When I said yes, his wife and two teenage daughters came out of nowhere screaming," We love that show and really love you on it!!" By now I have turned a deep shade of purple. We took pics and we parted ways. I wonder where they are from. Korea? Florence has been good to and for me so far. That was icing on a truly phenomenal day and tremendous first work week:) #livingmydream
Sunday 27th of May 2012 07:31:44 PM
Lemon garden just outside of the performance space. We did much of this week's table work here:)
Sunday 27th of May 2012 05:22:46 PM
Sitting at LAX waiting for my flight to Germany that will eventually take me to Florence. This is really happening. Shakespeare in Italy...never in my wildest dreams:) traveling mercies and no more earthquakes in Italy. Lol! Con le farfalle nel mio stomaco, qui sono venuto Firenze. Ringraziarla anticipatamente per tutto vedrò e mangerò e tutte le nuove persone che incontrerò. Ready for this new adventure.
Tuesday 22nd of May 2012 04:35:18 PM
My unborn children will be very lucky if I'm half the mama to them that mother is to me. In a recent note to me she said: I love the spirit of you, the grace with which you welcome each challenge. I love the originality of you, your willingness to stand out from a crowd. Your unique perspective on what's happening in the world and your life. I love the wisdom of you, the way you trust your intuition, your unfailing commitment to doing the right thing. Most of all, I love the heart of you, the genuine compassion, empathy and friendship you offer to everyone toy know. I guess it's pretty clear I love everything about you. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY mama and to all you amazing mothers out there. Also remembering those we've lost!!
Sunday 13th of May 2012 11:49:02 AM
Flooded with memories of my Grandma Jewel and the summers I spent with her as a little girl in East Texas. I've had the smell of her homemade buttermilk biscuits in my nose all day.
Saturday 12th of May 2012 05:38:57 PM
Puttin' on my big girl panties, shaking off disappointment and choosing to rejoice over a closed door. It is a gift really. What's for you will not go by you right?
Wednesday 2nd of May 2012 11:22:18 AM
Exactly a year ago, I made my first trip to Haiti. While I wanted to make the trip again, it just didn't work out this time. However, a young lady that was on my team last year just returned fom her second trip. This is what she says, "I would like to report to you the amazing things God has been doing in Haiti since we left a year ago. First the main road we use to get around has now been paved, five large tent cities have been cleared out, Good Samaritan has started a recycling program, 1/3 of the school at Repatriot has been completed and the clinic at Cite Soliel is up and running." This is HUGE. #smiling
Monday 30th of April 2012 05:48:06 PM
I continue to be amazed by You. Thank you:)
Sunday 22nd of April 2012 12:28:31 PM
Hey all you Shakespeare fans, guess who's been invited to play Lady M in Italy?!?!?
Tuesday 17th of April 2012 12:35:34 PM
Much love and many prayers for my friends leaving for Haiti today!
Thursday 12th of April 2012 12:33:12 PM
"Why you acting like a turtle when you know you're a giraffe?" - Dr. Nicole Embrace your unique, individual, and very special swag like only you can and do you! Have a wonderful week!!! Muah!!!!!!!!
Monday 9th of April 2012 03:59:56 PM
I just got a message from the Broadway cast of Porgy and Bess. Yep! They were singing "Happy Birthday". My face is still hot. Had to share that one. #singchirren
Saturday 31st of March 2012 09:38:38 PM
What can I say? I am SO thankful to be celebrating another year of life! What an amazing tripped out journey it has been. Humbled. Grateful. In awe...
Saturday 31st of March 2012 02:53:37 PM
Finished reading The Hunger Games on the plane. NOW I can see the movie. #readingisfundamental
Friday 30th of March 2012 07:54:08 PM
Last night I was reminded why I love, LoVE, LOVE the theater and miss it so much. Ain't nothin' like it! I'm still buzzing. #ilovesyouporgy #ilovesyoumorecn
Thursday 29th of March 2012 11:16:30 AM
"They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway."
Wednesday 28th of March 2012 09:12:58 PM
Tuesday's mean only one thing...an all new Justified on FX and Rachel is back, so make sure to tune-in!
Tuesday 27th of March 2012 08:07:10 PM
<a href="http://tvdonewright.com/2012/03/exclusive-justified-star-erica-tazel-talks-about-finding-her-inner-badass-teases-season-3-finale-and-of-course-wearing-the-hat/" target="_blank">http://tvdonewright.com/2012/03/exclusive-justified-star-erica-tazel-talks-about-finding-her-inner-badass-teases-season-3-finale-and-of-course-wearing-the-hat/</a>
Exclusive: Justified Star Erica Tazel Talks About Finding Her Inner Badass, Teases Season 3 Finale,.
The critically-acclaimed drama stars Timothy Olyphant as badass lawman Raylen Givens. But at his side is his partner Deputy Marshall Rachel Brooks.
Tuesday 20th of March 2012 01:47:37 PM
Grateful for the wisdom, encouragement and healing words that came from the most surprising and unlikely source today. Still smiling and shaking my head. #godwilluseanybody
Thursday 15th of March 2012 06:25:10 PM
"The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they're doing and they love it in front of others" - Mr. Rogers
Tuesday 13th of March 2012 01:39:03 PM
I'm so thrilled to write that Justified on FX has been picked up for a 4th season today! We have an amazing cast, producers and crew, and the show would not be the same without these amazing talents. We do it for you, the fans, so thank you for watching!
Tuesday 6th of March 2012 04:08:42 PM
That's a wrap! TGIF #thankgodifinished
Wednesday 29th of February 2012 02:16:27 AM
Are you ready for an all new Justified on FX tonight? Make sure to tune in and let me know what you think!
Tuesday 28th of February 2012 09:39:47 PM
Thanks Lena!!! <a href="http://www.lenalamoray.com/INTERVIEW-JUSTIFIED-Erica-Tazel-FX.php" target="_blank">http://www.lenalamoray.com/INTERVIEW-JUSTIFIED-Erica-Tazel-FX.php</a>
JUSTIFIED Erica Tazel Interview “Rachel Brooks”
JUSTIFIED Erica Tazel Interview “Rachel Brooks” Watch Justified Tuesday Nights on FX February 14, 2012 By Lena Lamoray
Tuesday 21st of February 2012 02:40:37 PM
An all new episode of Justified on FX airs tonight. Make sure to tune in!
Tuesday 14th of February 2012 07:48:27 PM
You know that person you see/talk to often? When was the last time you told her/him you appreciate and love them? Uh huh. Don't take for granted they know. Go on and call 'em. By the way, I appreciate and adore you all!!!!
Tuesday 14th of February 2012 01:28:58 PM
Many many thanks to Brittany @Starpulse, Dan @TV Fanatic, Lena@ Lena Lamoray: Your Source of Entertainment and Paul @Movie Web!!! It was great meeting you. I am very humbled by our time together. Really appreciate you! Looking forward to doing it again:) Warm wishes...
Friday 10th of February 2012 05:01:47 PM
<a href="http://www.starpulse.com/news/Brittany_Frederick/2012/02/07/qa_justifieds_erica_tazel_a_star_on_a?page=1" target="_blank">http://www.starpulse.com/news/Brittany_Frederick/2012/02/07/qa_justifieds_erica_tazel_a_star_on_a?page=1</a>
Q&A: 'Justified's' Erica Tazel - A Star On And Off-Screen - Starpulse.com
Timothy Olyphant might be the star of FX's Justified, but he's far from the only one. Actress Erica Tazel has made the most out of her first series regular role as the no-nonsense Rachel Brooks. ...
Tuesday 7th of February 2012 08:02:17 PM
Missed seeing Rachel in last week's episode of JUSTIFIED? Well tonight, she's back!
Tuesday 7th of February 2012 06:17:45 PM
JUSTIFIED: Episode 4: The Devil You Know (Airs February 7, 10:00 pm e/p). Pictured L-R: Mykelti Williamson, Erica Tazel and Timothy Olyphant. CR: Prashant Gupta / FX.
Tuesday 7th of February 2012 06:16:13 PM
Imagine my surprise when I saw this photo. Thanks Entertainment Weekly for the love! Tonight...Justified...don't miss it.
Tuesday 24th of January 2012 05:58:42 PM
At a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest with 6th, 7th and 8th graders! Work children!!!
Sunday 22nd of January 2012 06:33:04 PM
Many many thoughts and congratulations to filmmaker Terence Nance as he premieres his film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Son, enjoy the Dance!
Tuesday 17th of January 2012 01:03:34 PM
I think I will paint my nails red or rock a pair of red shoes. Professor, I honor your tough love, wisdom, spirit and truth. My navigation tools would have been ineffective without your teaching and guidance. (tapping the ground) #thoughtyouwouldbehereforever
Saturday 14th of January 2012 01:26:08 PM
The countdown begins. JUSTIFIED returns Tuesday, January 17th!
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morgan-glennon/justified-returns-for-a-t_b_1202369.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morgan-glennon/justified-returns-for-a-t_b_1202369.html</a>
<i>Justified</i> Returns for a Third Season With Guns Blazing
Justified is a rare treat, a show with subtle humor, humanity and flawed heroes and antiheroes that feel like real people. Coming off a phenomenal second season, it would have been easy for the show to drop the ball.
Friday 13th of January 2012 09:38:41 PM
A phenomenal time at tonight's premiere party. So proud of the work. Eps 1 of Season 3 is good folks!
Wednesday 11th of January 2012 02:23:43 AM
"Always remember to be happy. You never know who's falling in love with your smile." Love that quote!! Wishing you all peace, love, health, and joy in the new year! As another dear one says, "Every good wish!" in 2012:)
Saturday 31st of December 2011 05:57:57 PM
"When you see that TSA agent, commit an act of kindness. Sometimes it's just a smile. And a "Thank you!" because their job is tough. They are your first line of defense. So give them a break!" - Whoopi Goldberg Travel safely and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!!!!
Tuesday 20th of December 2011 02:12:21 PM
Want a personalized autographed picture of Erica Tazel? Be one of the first 25 fans to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a mailing address and the name you want the picture addressed to. Have a great week!!!
Monday 5th of December 2011 02:06:42 PM
Justified Returns With Its Third Season Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 PM ET/PT
Thursday 1st of December 2011 06:43:52 PM
It is still weird to me that I have a "Fan" page. I am totally grateful for all 664 of you! #stilltrippin&sohumbled
Tuesday 8th of November 2011 01:18:54 PM
Dedicating this evening's work to this young lady. I was tickled when I got this pic last week and tried posting it earlier this week. She passed away yesterday morning. She occupied since 1917. My heart is with you Sheba.
Friday 28th of October 2011 03:15:32 PM
Sometimes a dream deferred takes the wind out of your sails, but grief and loss just take the wind out of you. To the three, you are so missed! This week's work...I'm dedicating to you.
Tuesday 18th of October 2011 01:49:32 PM
And it all begins. Costume fitting...check. Just finished another read of the second draft of the first episode of the third season of JUSTIFIED. Heading to the Publicity photo shoot in a couple of hours. Stay tuned...
Tuesday 4th of October 2011 02:10:37 PM
Nicki, one of the teenagers we worked with today, asked, "If they find a cure for AIDS, do you think they will sell it to us?"
Thursday 11th of August 2011 12:51:23 PM
After a super fast turnaround and 24hr flight, I am safe in Jo'Burg. Very excited to see the kids tomorrow. I wonder how they have changed from last year. Prayerfully, ALL are still alive and doing very well.
Tuesday 9th of August 2011 07:05:55 PM
Sitting on the deck of the ship in the middle of the caribbean, reading Pam Grier's autobiography, sipping on an adult beverage...so happy I took the time to slooooow down.
Tuesday 2nd of August 2011 05:31:19 PM
The last time I left the country, OBL was captured and killed. Wonder what will happen this time? #thoughtswhileonthetreadwill
Monday 1st of August 2011 07:45:18 PM
A real vacation at last!
Monday 1st of August 2011 06:04:57 PM
Can't find my courage today.
Monday 18th of July 2011 04:01:06 PM
Congrats to Margo, Walton, Jeremy and Tim on your Emmy nods:)
Thursday 14th of July 2011 10:52:33 AM
Hello everyone. Hope you are all well and enjoying your summer.
Tuesday 12th of July 2011 04:01:55 PM
I heard this yesterday while making my morning tea. "to be happy and to know it, is to be free. to be happy and to know it, feels complete". Sitting with the light of the sun on my face and shoulders, free and complete:)
Monday 27th of June 2011 05:04:39 PM
What a whirlwind the last 14 days have been. Thanks to all of our families for the privilege on getting on the bus with you. Hope you enjoyed your time with your dads! Thanks to Critic's Choice Awards for a lovely luncheon and blessing Margo with the Best Supporting Actress Award. Thanks to my bed for welcoming with open arms. Missed you all. Hope you and yours are well.
Wednesday 22nd of June 2011 05:42:31 PM
I clearly didn't proofread the title of my note. Big difference between a "Check" and "Check-in". Chile boo...
Tuesday 7th of June 2011 04:22:24 PM