Xosha Roquemore is an African-American actress who is best known for her roles in The Mindy Project and Precious. Over the course of her career, she has appeared in films, TV shows and plays, stunning fans with her versatility and her dedication to her characters. There is no doubt Xosha has more to offer the entertainment industry than we have already seen. Learn more here about the beautiful actress including information on her biography, relationship status, net worth and other facts.
Xosha Kai Roquemore was born on the 11th of December, 1984 in Los Angeles in the United States of America. Her father, Cliff Roquemore, is a theater director, film director, and writer; there is no doubt he must have played a very vital role in Xosha becoming interested in making a career for herself in the entertainment industry. Her mother has been identified as Shay Roquemore (née Wafer); sadly, there is no other information available about her mother online. At the moment, it is unclear if Xosha was the only child her parents had, as neither Xosha nor her parents have shared any information whatsoever regarding the existence of possible siblings.
Xosha was bitten by the acting bug quite early in her life, and she began acting as early as the 9th grade when she joined The Amazing Grace Conservatory. After graduating high school, the actress relocated to New York City, and enrolled at the New York University, graduating from its prestigious Tisch School Of Arts.
Xosha Roquemore then landed her first major film – Precious, which was released in 2009. The film, which also had Mariah Carey, Mo’nique and Gabourey Sidibe in its ranks, was nominated for several major awards of which it won most.
As her career grew, Xosha also appeared in The Mindy Project, Kirstie, 10 things I Hate About You, Rivers Wash Over Me, I Can Smoke, among others.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Xosha Roquemore
1. Her Very Unique Name
Her name, Xosha, is inspired by the South African Xhosa tribe. As previously mentioned, her father, Cliff Roquemore is a theatre director. He fell in love with the Xhosa culture when he directed the play, Shaka Zulu, even though the play, which takes place in South Africa, primarily focuses on the Zulu Tribe. However, he put his own spin on the spelling of the name to make it easier for people. Unsurprisingly, people still constantly mispronounce the actress’ name.
2. Relationship Status
Xosha Roquemore is not yet married, but she is in a very serious relationship though. She is currently dating a fellow actor, Lakeith Stanfield. The couple reportedly started seeing each other sometime in 2015 and have been together ever since. They officially made their relationship public by attending the premiere of the movie, Straight Outta Compton, together.
In 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting a child together, and on June 13, 2017, Xosha gave birth to their first child.
3. More About Her Partner, LaKeith Stanfield
Xosha’s current partner LaKeith is a talented poet, rapper and actor, who is recognized as one the most talented upcoming names in Hollywood.
He was born on 12th of August, 1991 in San Bernardino, California. Since his debut, he has built an impressive career appearing in Jamie Lee Jackson, Get Out, Selma, Death Note, Snowden, Sorry To Bother You, Atlanta and The Girl In The Spider’s Web. He put his rapping skills to work in the movie Straight Outta Compton where he appeared as a younger version of the rapper – Snoop Dogg.
4. Fears And Phobias
Xosha Roquemore is strong-minded, independent and proud; however, she is believed to have ornithophobia, which is the persistent and abnormal fear of birds. People with this phobia suffer anxiety about being attacked by birds or encountering them. Xosha is said to particularly have a great fear of pigeons, even though pigeons are not birds of prey or known to fiercely attack humans.
5. Net Worth
Xosha is currently worth $1 million; the actress made most of her fortune from her appearance in films and television shows. It is believed that her net worth will increase in the next couple of years, as she continues to grow in the entertainment industry.