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Monday, February 19, 2007

Fresh Blood On The Indie Circuit: Shareeka Epps

Title: Shareeka Epps

Stats: Best Female Lead nominee for the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards. Attended William Alexander 51 in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

What an amazing story for this rookie on the indie circuit. So apparently director and writer (Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden) happened to stop by her school looking for young actors. The filmmakers lived a few blocks away from the school.

They found Epps to be a gem and chose her among a fierce competition by several other students in the school to be cast in the award nominated film Half Nelson. The feature film was originally started as a short film called Gowanus, Brooklyn in which Epps was first cast. She steps outside the box of ditzy Hollywood actresses too. With a score of 1400 on her SATs and a National Merit Scholar, Epps is one of those few teen actresses who won’t get caught up by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Epps just completed Neal Cassady and the sequel to Alien Vs. Predator. She's doin big things! Watch out for this kid!

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