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Thursday, June 26, 2014

What Is My Passion Thursdays: Meet Actress/Model Kharlybia N. Roane

We featured a reel that was completed for South Carolina native Actress/Model Kharlybia N. Roane a few months ago.  Not long afterwards, the young lady had two major occurrences.  She was asked to walk the runway in a fashion show in Charlotte, NC.  Then a few weeks before her high school graduation last month, she fell ill due to complications from her sickle cell anemia.  But thanks be to God, she is well, and we had an opportunity to meet up and talk with her in New York where she is taking a month long acting workshop through the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.  We met up with her at her school's residence hall in the Brooklyn Heights area, and walked over to the Brooklyn Pier for spectacular views of the Statute of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline as she discussed her impending plans.

Kharlybia is on the verge of a huge breakthrough.  She was in NYC for only 2 days when a fashion designer asked her to model for him.  To no surprise, the 6 foot beauty has already graced the runway from New York to Paris, so she should be used to being approached.  Nevertheless, she gave his contact info to her "momager" Peggie Funny-Roane, back home in South Carolina, so the jury is still out.  She's in NYC to get trained in acting, and all the while, discovering herself post-graduation.  She loves her daily classes, and is seriously considering working for a year at home, and coming back to NYC to attend the school's 2 year program. She had an audition two days ago to obtain a scholarship that will make it affordable to attend the school.  She'll find out in a few weeks if she got it.  Her other option is to study forensic science in a South Carolina college and minor in drama/theater. Decisions, decisions!!!  Yet, her passion is for the arts, and if there is anytime to do it, she feels that it is NOW.  She is strong in her convictions, and knows she can do it through Christ and the love and support of her family and friends.  This thespian is on the rise, and will go far.  Small Town Girl in the Big City making DREAMS come true.  If it can happen to her, it can happen to you!!


  1. Congratulations, Kharlybia!
    MAAI Members are so proud of you!

  2. Congratulations Kharlybia! You have a very inspiring story! I am very proud of you, even though, I don't know you. I look forward to hearing more about your career!

    Blessings to All!
    Betty Jean

  3. I am so happy for you Cuz, we love you Kharlybia! You are doing your thing and your family is so proud of you! We are going to be your cheerleaders, so get ready fam!!!