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Teyonah Parris Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Teyonah Parris Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth September 22, 1987
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark brown

Teyonah Parris is an American actress who is best known for being cast in several award-winning films like Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015), and Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016). She is also noted for her character as Dawn Chambers in AMC’s Golden Globe award-winning series Mad Men (2012–2015) and Mike O’Malley’s Survivor’s Remorse (2014-2017). Teyonah has a huge fan base with more than 200k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Teyonah Parris

Nick Name


Teyonah Parris in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2018
Teyonah Parris in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2018 (Teyonah Parris / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Columbia, South Carolina, United States





Teyonah studied at Lower Richland High School, Hopkins. Later, she started studying at South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville.

Then in 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from The Juilliard School in New York City, New York.




  • Siblings – She has a younger brother and an older brother.


Teyonah is represented by –

  • Agency for the Performing Arts
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Shelter PR
  • Vanguard Management Group




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


54 kg or 119 lbs

Teyonah Parris and Jamal Rashann Callender in a selfie in April 2018
Teyonah Parris and Jamal Rashann Callender in a selfie in April 2018 (Jamal Rashann Callender / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


Teyonah has African-American ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Twirly hair
  • Wide smile
Teyonah Parris in a selfie in May 2018
Teyonah Parris in a selfie in May 2018 (Teyonah Parris / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Teyonah has done endorsement work for several brands such as –

  • McDonald’s
  • Kingsford
  • Walmart

Best Known For

  • Being nominated in for an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” for her lead role as Lysistrata in Chi-Raq in 2015
  • Starring in several other hit films like Dear White People (2014), They Came Together (2014), and Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016)
  • Being cast as Dawn Chambers in Mad Men (2012-2015) and Missy Vaughn in Survivor’s Remorse (2014-2017)

First Film

Teyonah made her theatrical film debut as Riva in James L. Brooks’s romantic-drama How Do You Know in 2010.

First TV Show

She made her first TV show appearance as a guest star named Melinda Gossett in The Good Wife in 2010.

Beauty Routine

In order to keep her skin looking radiant and clean after shooting, she uses a Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar to wash off the top layers of makeup. Then, she applies some Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser to soften up the layers of makeup.

Teyonah then applies the Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser to get off her makeup with some fresh water. Then, she uses wipes of Unique Face Options Derma Pore Cleanser in order to give it one final wash.

To keep her hair looking shiny and thick, Teyonah twists or braids her hair. Without fail, she uses a leave-in conditioner, spirited with two drops of argan oil, 15 drops of peppermint oil, 15 drops of tea tree oil, as well as some of her Anu Essentials Golden Blossom Hair Oil. She mixes all the ingredients in an empty bottle and sprays it on to her braids in morning and night.

Teyonah Parris Favorite Things

  • Food – Bread (Any Kind)
  • Movie – Little Children (2006)
  • Role To Date – Celimene in Moliere’s ‘The Misanthrope
  • Hair ProductDark and Lovely‘s Knot-Out Conditioner
SourceUs Magazine,
Teyonah Parris as seen in July 2018
Teyonah Parris as seen in July 2018 (Teyonah Parris / Instagram)

Teyonah Parris Facts

  1. She was born and brought up in Hopkins, South Carolina. Later, she moved to New York to pursue a career in acting.
  2. Teyonah was quite the tomboy growing up and could also climb trees. She also loved to dress up.
  3. Her parents guided and motivated her to pursue acting as a career. Her father who worked as an engineer at a nuclear power plant would often take her to audition even if it was a bad day to travel.
  4. Teyonah is the middle of 3 children. She has a younger brother and an older brother.
  5. In 2015, she was cast as R&B/Jazz singer Miki Howard in his biopic titled The Miki Howard Story.
  6. She has been the 1st African-American to be crowned as Ms. Lower Richland High School. She also took part in the school’s cheerleading and dance teams.
  7. Prior to starting her career as an actress, she worked as a model and competed in several beauty pageants. Teyonah also applied to jobs in restaurants around the city of New York.
  8. She played the 1st ever African-American character in the television series Mad Men from 2012 to 2015.
  9. In the past, she stood forth for World AIDS Day and appeared in a photo shoot for Designers Against AIDS.
  10. Her motto in life is to be able “to help young women find their natural beauty by inspiring them through her art and peaceful living”.
  11. Teyonah’s kind of guy must be intriguing, intelligent, considerate at heart, and must smell good.
  12. Visit her official website @
  13. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Featured Image by Teyonah Parris / Instagram

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