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Phyllis made television history by portraying an African Centered character on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World. A trend setter, a visionary and a consummate artist, Phyllis was named by ESSENCE MAGAZINE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE “One of 200 African American Women Who Changed the World.” An ambassador of arts, Phyllis has performed comedy in Israel, danced in Senegal and studied the European form of cabaret production in Germany. In 2001, Phyllis directed the stage show BEEN THERE DONE THAT with Judge Mathis and gospel artist Fred Hammond. The production was the first of the genre to sell out the Paramount Theater at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. She received special notices and favorable reviews for bringing integrity to gospel stage play. A writer in the anthology, “Nine Black Comedy Plays” Phyllis is also a published author of “Loud Thoughts for Quiet Moments”—a collection of poetry and personal perspectives. Selected pieces are recorded on her CD.
A decorated Actress, Director, Author, Producer, Community Activist, Motivational Speaker and more, Phyllis is best known and respected for her work in film, stage, television and comedy. Phyllis’ most notable roles are in films such as New Jack City, Die Hard With A Vengeance, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Inkwell, What’s Love Got To Do With It? and Malcolm X, among her in-depth film credits. Her recent contribution to the screen is Gun Hill written and directed by Reggie “Rock” Bythewood starring Larenz Tate BET’s first dramatic series. What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander is the crossroads where culture, lifestyle, and community meet. Legendary New York radio/TV personality, G. Keith Alexander will tap into the who’s who in Entertainment, Empowerment, and Health & Wellness to bring you exciting and unparalleled content. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence.