“I Love people and I don’t want to live my life in vain. Anytime I have an opportunity to be on stage or work on a film I always pray that someone who sees the character I portray will be affected, touched and inspired.”
Trisha Mann attended Roosevelt University with a music scholarship in Voice Performance and Music Education. While there, Trisha became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and was crowned Miss Black Chicago. She used her title to reach many grammar and High School students by speaking motivational words at their graduations and assemblies.
While being a positive role model, Trisha did print modeling in Ebony and Jet magazines for Raveen Hair products and Fashion Fair make-up. Trisha also toured the country doing hair shows, national billboards and commercials for Luster Hair products. She then lovingly said farewell to the Windy City to pursue her career in acting and writing in Sunny L.A. California. Within a month, Trisha booked her first TV appearance with Lou Rawls and sports talk show host Terry Bradshaw.
She then explored the world of theater and landed her first L.A. stage play, The Great Women of Color portraying the Civil rights activists Ida B. Wells. The Drama-logue said, “Trisha’s performance was anger-personified”. This theatrical experience led to many more performances including, The Visit, directed by Ted Lange (Isaac on the Love Boat), An Evening of Shakespeare with Charles Dutton where Trisha played opposite Mr. Dutton as his Lady Mac Beth, The NAACP award winning Jeffery’s Plan in which Trisha was the over-bearing boss of Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac show) and then she acted as the wife of soulful, crooner Howard Hewett in Say Amen.
Ms. Mann went on to star in an incredibly written Tracie Dean Ponder production, Souled Out. She left L.A. for her first National musical tour of David E. Talbert’s His Woman His Wife. Trisha shared the stage with sensational singer, Stephanie Mills, New York Undercover actor Malik Yoba and Tommy Ford (Martin Lawrence Show). She received noteworthy reviews not only for His Woman His Wife but also for If You Don’t Believe: A love story written by NAACP award winning Michael Ajakwe. Enjoying the role as the big sister to Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince) Trisha also gained recognition from the NAACP with a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in this musically, delightful production produced by singer extraordinaire Denise Williams.
Trisha was soon ready to produce one of her very own written and God-inspired plays, Mama’s Will, starring comedian Chris Spencer. She also made her Directing debut of her production, soon to be a film, and wrote the lyrics and melody to each song. Trisha’s most recent theatrical credits include: Washington’s Boy by Ted Lange, Hope Runs Eternal with Cynda Williams (Mo’ Bettah’ Blues). There are many more musicals and stage plays to name, however, Ms. Mann did express her talents on television and film. Trisha’s sitcom/series roles include: Cold Case. The Parkers, Eve, All about The Andersons and Method and Red. Trisha starred in many short films and her most recent feature films are: Reunion in which she won Best supporting Actress at the San Diego Noir Film Festival and Best Actress from the African American Arts Alliance in Chicago.
Relationships also starring Glenn Plummer, Big Bag of Money, Blood Money, CH 27, and Section 8, out on DVD in stores now. Trisha still does print work, writes screenplays and is working on her book/CD of poetry called Introducing The PoeTrish. Along with acting Trisha has hosted and been an M.C. for hundreds of shows. She is presently the co-host of V Fashion T.V. which will be aired on Comcast and On Demand.
Trisha has interviewed many celebrities for ERB Sports Talk Show. For more information on this multi-faceted woman visit: www.erbsportstalk.com, www.vfashiontv.com, www.reunion-movie.com, www.myspace.com/trishaman. You can also visit: www.trishamann.com