Actress Tamieka Chavis is a star on the rise. She has received four (4) Indie Series Awards (ISA) Best Actress nominations for her role as Mia Stephenson on the Emmy winning and 9 time ISA digital drama series Anacostia. When she isn’t working in film or television she is on stage and is a member of several prestigious theater companies (more information in links below).
To celebrate Anacostia’s move to Amazon Prime Video on September 3, 2018, we had the opportunity to ask Tamieka our reader favorite 15 questions and learn more about this talented actress.
What is your favorite word? MOIST, maybe? At least that’s the first word I thought of, but I think that’s in conjunction with the question “what’s your least favorite word?” Hmm… I need to think about this more. Lucrative? Tenacity? Oooo how about supercalifragilisticexpialidocious… yeah that’s a good one 🙂
What is your favorite color? Green 🙂
What is your favorite city? It has yet to be discovered.
What is your favorite season? Definitely Fall! It’s not too hot, not too cold. The weather is usually consistently just right.
What is your astrological sign? I’m a most humble Sagittarius lol. More specifically, I’m on the cusp. My birthday is December 21, so I guess you can say I’m a Sag with a touch of Cap 🙂
Who has been the most positive influence on your life? There are so many! But if I absolutely had to choose my top, oh let’s say three, positive influences, they’d be my mom, Doug Wilder, and Kashi-Tara Barrett.
What trait do you find most attractive in other people? When people unapologetically and genuinely love themselves. Like truly love themselves. When you honestly love yourself you then can’t help but spread that love to others. How you respond in any given circumstance is a direct reflection of your mental and emotional state of mind. And only you have control of how you respond. If you’re genuinely filled with love, then you can’t possible want to cause any harm to anyone mentally, emotionally, or physically. Does that make sense?
What is something most people don’t know about you (Hobby, Favorite TV Series you never miss or Film you have seen many times or Secret Talent)? Hmm… I used to collect cable guides when I was a kid. My thinking was that I didn’t want to forget all of my favorite programs and movies when I became an adult. My mom eventually made me throw them away when I was like 18 lol.
What inspires you creatively? Teaching and helping young actors grow in their talent.
What is your favorite swear word? Me swear? Never! *watches for lightening*
What sound do you love? Hearty belly laughs 🙂
What is your favorite food? Godiva chocolate ice cream, medium rare steak, and broccoli! Yum! (It would hurt my head trying to choose just one)
What is your favorite beverage? Recently, water. Now if you would’ve asked me a few months ago, then it would’ve been a large Dunkin Donuts coffee with four Splenda.
What was career plan B?Ha! My current career is my career plan A-Z! Seriously though, my ultimate goal is to do what I love. I love acting and teaching. I’m doing both. The plans in which I reach my goal have changed over the years but my goal has and will remain the same. Did I answer the question… I don’t think I answered the question… ok… being a teacher is my plan A and being a successful actor is also my plan A. There is no plan B cuz making it happen is my ultimate goal. #cantstopwontstop #befearlessinthepursuitofwhatsetsyoursoulonfire
What do you want to hear the Angels say when you arrive? “Yay, you made! Whew, we were worried there for a second!” …oh wait… umm, the angels in heaven or the angels in hell? Please specify 😘
*Images courtesy of Anacostia