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TIA DIONNE HODGE_GUEST STAR_THE BLACKLIST (CLIP)
TIA DIONNE HODGE AS LINDA_NOT OKAY
Tia Dionne Hodge as "Mom" - Land of Steady Habits
Native Ohioan actor Tia Dionne Hodge most recently appeared as supporting lead Linda in Quinn Shephard's Not Okay, as Wendy Coleman in Shaquille O'Neal's Exec. Produced redemption drama Steps and as a guest star in FBI: Most Wanted. She will next appear in Ghost Power Book II's fourth season, guest star in The Blacklist's final season, and play a supporting role in director Uwe Boll's First Shift and director Titus Kaphar's Exhibiting Forgiveness. Tia Dionne recently directed Jacqueline Kennedy's Walk by the Moon for Speranza Theatre's touring company and Arlene Hutton's Blood of the Lamb for Centenary Stage Company's Women's Playwrights Series. However, Tia Dionne is not only an actor but is also a director, producer, and educator.
Tia Dionne Produced & Line Produced Keepers of the Flame (Messeret Stroman Wheeler & Ed Wheeler, EP's/ Shari Carpenter, Pro/Dir.) in 2023 and co-wrote/directed/produced Big Bully, which won Best Children's Short Film at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes (2019). Tia Dionne worked as Head of Acting and Film at LUX Performing Arts (Jersey City, NJ) and as a story instructor at the Montclair Film Festival. She was the Advanced Acting, improv, and filmmaking instructor and the Playwright-in-Residence at Performer Theatre Workshop (N.J.) for many years.
Tia Dionne received her M.A. and B.A. in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University and is the inaugural recipient of the Adrienne Kennedy Society's Louis Kent-Hope Award for Excellence in Creative Writing & Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam Team champion (Cleveland, OH). Plays from her Cleveland Trilogy have been performed and read in various New York and New Jersey theaters. Her monologues and essays can be found in New Monologues for Women by Women, Vol. II, Black Comedy: 9 Plays, and in her 40 monologue collection for young actors, PLAY. SPEAK (2014, OddInt Media, publisher).
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