AEA /SAG-AFTRA/DGA member. Recently appeared on the episodic “HIGH FIDELITY” on HULU after appearing as the “Judge” on FBI. She was last seen on Broadway as Erzulie: Goddess of Love in TONY AWARD winning Revival ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Appeared as original cast member and U/S to Audra Mc Donald and performed as “Lottie Gee” in the amazing Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG… Recognized for her participation by the Grammy Foundation for her performance in The Book Of Mormon. She has performed on Broadway as “Nettie” in The COLOR PURPLE, “Sarah” in RAGTIME for which she received a Helen Hayes Nomination, and THE GOODBYE GIRL! She’s sung on MTV’s Most Wanted, VH1, Top of the Pops in London, and was nominated for a Viva Award for her single release “EVERLASTING Pictures…” Her television credits include: Shira Ritchie in MADAME SECRETARY. Congresswoman Simone Murphy on Session 5 of House of Cards. ELEMENTARY on CBS; Law and Order SVU, “Ms. Berg” in Rescue Me; NurseJackie and Mercy as “Adrienne Mercer” on NBC. Film Credits: “Sharla” in The Challenger and RUSH. Darlesia appears in The Podcast of “Edge of Night” written by Kirsten Childs (Bella; Bubblin’ Black Girl). Darlesia is a former scholarship student of Houston Ballet Academy where she trained privately, classical ballet, modern dance and jazz for 10 years. She studied Theatre at HSPVA in Houston and went on to study writing including Expository Writing at The New School and African American Literature with an emphasis on the Harlem Renaissance writers at CUNY in 2000. Darlesia studied Chekhov in an intensive at the ACTORS CENTER in NY and is a student of Meisner Technique. She wrote and Executive Produced a new musical “Freedom” which she premiered for the 100th year anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s life at THE CELL THEATRE in 2013.

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