I SEE U, Episode 41: Rise Up, Down in Mississippi [Encore]

Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis, shares unguarded perspective on her profession, the media and what it means to be a Proud Mississippian



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Join us for a special ENCORE presentation of an I SEE U episode featuring Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis. The veteran actor has been working in the film and television industry for three decades and she's finally receiving recognition from the Academy in the category for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the mother of Venus and Serena Williams in the movie, KING RICHARD – which was also nominated this year for Best Picture. In this provocative episode, Ellis talks candidly with host Eddie Robinson, who both hail from McComb, Mississippi. She shares her unguarded perspective on the hidden biases in journalism; notions of supremacy in PBS Masterpiece; as well as aspects of pay equity and why she believes prosperous Black celebrities who hold producorial roles in film should also be held accountable in paying actors their full worth.


This article is part of the podcast I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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