Emayatzy Corinealdi

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Birth Name: Emayatzy Corinealdi
Birth Place: Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA

Born in Fort Knox, KY, Emayatzy Corinealdi came by her striking first name when her Panamanian father wanted to name her after a princess from his home country, Ematy, and her mother wanted to name her Brandy, after her own mother. Their compromise and Corinealdi's world-traveled upbringing as an Army brat helped give her an exotic flair and self-composure that helped give her the strength to tackle the entertainment industry. Determined to build a career in the vein of her acting idols Meryl Streep or Denzel Washington, Corinealdi eschewed early advice from managers to change or drop her unique moniker and garnered valuable professional experience working in student films and attending clas... Continue Bio >>

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