GET TO KNOW ZURI ADELE
Zuri Adele's work has garnered public recognition. Throughout her career and training, Zuri has received awards and fellowships from Jack Nicholson, Mariska Hargitay, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Cirque Du Soleil, The Black Women Film Network, and many more.
Most recently, Zuri took Los Angeles by storm as Grace Kumalo, Mrs. Mkize, and Rose in Lost in the Stars, a collaboration with Anne Bogart's the SITI Company, the LA Opera, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at CAP UCLA's Royce Hall. She will reunite with Anne and the SITI Company in 2018, taking on the role of Agave in Bacchae at the Getty Villa and The Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Zuri completed her MFA in Acting at UCLA, and her Bachelor of Arts in Drama at Spelman College and the British American Drama Academy. As an educator, she taught acting workshops at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, taught and continues to teach acting and performance at UCLA as a visiting professor, and coaches public speakers who seek to share their passions with the world.
Passionate about diversity in quality entertainment, Zuri recently launched the Zuri Adele Fellowship for Historically Black College and University Alumni at UCLA, to support HBCU Alumni in pursuit of their Master of Fine Arts degrees at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Previous regional theater credits include Ready Steady Yeti, Go (Ojai Playwrights’ Conference), The Mountaintop and Two Trains Running (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, u/s), Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare, u/s), and What I Learned in Paris (Alliance Theater, u/s). Television credits include Under the Dome (CBS).