Yolonda Ross has starred in iconic movies and has appeared in iconic tv shows such as Antwone Fisher, I’m Not There, Treme, and How To Get Away With Murder.

She is currently starring on Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” for Showtime which just premiered it’s new season on June 21st. In addition to playing a single mother on the show (a part that she loves to play as it pays tribute to the single mother experience), Ross has a film that just released on streaming services called BULL. That film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and was scheduled to screen at SXSW this year until of course, the festival was cancelled.

Ross is a true artist in every sense of the word, in addition to being an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award nominated actress, she paints (some of her work is used on the show) and is a writer as well, she made a short and is in the middle of working on putting together a feature film.

We had the opportunity to talk to Ross about her past projects, The Chi, social issues, and her upcoming projects.

Ross is very passionate about the progress that needs to be made and committed to furthering representation in the entertainment industry. She is also passionate about women’s rights and access to health care and supportive of organizations like Planned Parenthood.