Chicago is a special city. Two former first ladies, Robin Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Walt Disney, Bernie Mack and today’s guest T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh are all products of this spectacular city.
It is certainly a blessing to be gifted in one facet of the arts, however T’Keyah executes at an extremely high level in multiple areas. The director, actor, writer, producer and poet has struck gold on and off screen. Her initial plan in life saw her heading in the direction of finance. However, a few profound experiences in college lead her to the arts. It didn’t take long for her to be hooked. Although I am certain that she would have made a brilliant banker or trader, the world is grateful that she found her true calling and has in tern shared her talent, spirit and energy with us all.
The term ‘artist’ is used loosely by many. In the case of T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, it is not a vague suggestion of what she does, it is the essence of who she is. From improv to live theatre, from network television to movies, T’Keyah has graced our screens for several decades. She is a true legend. Her playful voice over work on Pinky and the Brain made us smile, her iconic roles on In Living Color, Cosby and That’s so Raven are unforgettable, her Solo stage performances have provoked our thoughts. Oh yes… T’Keyah Crytsal Keymáh is the definition of the word … Artist!
For all that she has accomplished, she has remained humble and is an exemplary human being. It was a definite honor and pleasure being able to share time with her and allowing her to share her own narrative.
A narrative that continues through her excellence.
This is the story… Thus far… Of T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh