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Reel Chicago: The neverending tale of Daphne Maxwell Reid


Besides highlighting the “culture of familial relationships” within the Black community, the show accurately portrayed the diversity of culture within those families. According to Reid, this is essential for understanding African Americans.

“We come in all shapes sizes and community types,” she says. “We run the gamut.”

Likewise, Reid has been crossing borders and defying stereotypes long before she even got to college, and there is no indication that she plans to stop any time soon.

This summer, she’ll be back on set playing a character in Victoria Rowell’s upcoming feature drama, Jacqueline and Jilly.