British-Nigerian actress, Carmen Ejogo is set to star in upcoming Netflix series, ‘Madam C. J. Walker’. Report has it that in 2018, Netflix an
British-Nigerian actress, Carmen Ejogo is set to star in upcoming Netflix series, ‘Madam C. J. Walker’.
Report has it that in 2018, Netflix announced a limited series about Madam C.J. Walker to be executive produced by Octavia Spencer.
Inspired by her great-great-granddaughter’s book, On Her Own Ground, the four-part limited series, ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ will tell the untold, culturally important the black hair care pioneer.
It will also detail how she became America’s first black, self-made female millionaire.
Ejogo, who is known for her roles in ‘Selma’ and ‘True Detective’, has been cast to play Addie, a hairstylist and nemesis of Sarah Breedlove (Madam C.J. Walker).
She is a savvy businesswoman herself, who parlays her good looks and social standing into a profitable African American hair care business.
Ejogo is known for elevating every role she plays. She began her career as a teenager hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995.
‘Madam C.J. Walker’ is set to premiere in 2020 on Netflix.