Karimah Westbrook (actress | writer | producer)
Hailing from Chicago, she now resides in Los Angeles where she pursues her interest in acting, writing and producing in both television and film. A fellow Film Independent Project Involved honoree, her experience as a writer started with Gersh Literary agent and VP, Frank Wuliger, an assigned mentor through the Project Involved program. She quickly moved on to write, produce and star in the short film Best Kept Secret, which garnered international attention as well as becoming a BET Network best shorts nominee.
Years later through IFTA, Westbrook joined the NBC Universal development program. It was through this program that two of the comedic television series Westbrook created, The MisAdventures of Abby Greene and Hair in the City, gained interest from E! and NBC network. Continuing to pursue her career as a writer, Westbrook has multiple television shows in different phases of development as well as a completed screenplay entitled New Growth, an adaptation of her tv series Hair in the City.
To date, Westbrook has also captured the attention of audiences with diverse roles in television, film and theater. Highlights include starring opposite Julianne Moore in George Clooney’s Suburbicon, in American Violet opposite Alfre Woodard and The Rum Diary opposite Johnny Depp. As a producer, she has produced several short films including Pastor Stuart and Watts & Votts for Cannes Lions and Sundance winning director Malik Vitthal as well as A Fire in a Dovecot, a controversial short film about race, which won the California Film Festival silver star award.