The Cast

Meet The Cast

Of Season 1

Check out the bios of the storytellers that
breathed life into Bubbly Brown Sugar!

Tamala Baldwin

Creator, Writer, Exec. Producer, Co-Director

If you ever notice someone randomly breaking out into a happy dance around the streets of New York City with a huge twinkle in her eye and a gigantic smile across her face, chances are you have spotted Award-Winning Content Producer and Actress, Tamala Baldwin, MBA. Tamala is an International performing artist and author of Limitless in Possibilities. She has been cast by Broadway Directors like Richard Stafford, Paul Stancato and BT McNicholl for various theatrical productions. Theater credits include: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Dreamgirls and Sunshine Boys. She is currently in production for Asunder, a digital soap opera series, slated to be released on Amazon this winter and Curvy Girls Rock! When Tamala is not performing, she is running her production company, Soul Kisses Productions that has afforded her the opportunity to work with Billboard Charting artists like 50 Cent, Mandy Moore, T-Pain and Lil Mama; with major record labels like Warner Brothers, Columbia, Universal and for mega brands such as Energizer, AARP, Photobucket, Myspace and Eventful.

Rich Lowe


Rich Lowe is an American born actor, singer, song writer, producer dancer and director. In addition to Rich's notoriety as a singer/dancer, Rich began his professional acting career with a role in American Stage Theatre's production of Marco Ramirez's "The Royale". Followed by roles in indie feature films “Over There” and “V for Vindicator” as well as numerous other short films. Rich wrote, edited produced, directed as well as starred in the short film “The Least of All”; in which he portrayed 4 different characters. The short was awarded two awards for best short film in the festival circuit in 2017.

James Pierce III


James A Pierce III is currently in the cast of Anastasia on Broadway. His Theatre Credits include The Lion King on Broadway, Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center and On The Town at Paper Mill Playhouse. He has had an extensive career in the performing arts. He's danced with Martha Graham, Ballet Met Columbus, Ballet Hispanico, Ailey 2 and Complexions dance companies. His television/film credits include Sissy Man, Love is a Broadway Hit, Collision(Vimeo), Once A Star (Vimeo), MTV's Decoded and SMASH (NBC) to name a few.

David Crownson


Born and raised in the exotic state of NJ. David Crownson is an actor, writer and filmmaker who recently created the comic book series Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer. He recently wrapped the horror feature "Fauna" produced by Troma Productions. He's working on his next comic Nightmare In Newark & 12 Years A Slave & Zombies.

Jennifer Figurero


Jennifer Figuereo (yenny Love) was born in the Dominican Republic where she began her love for writing and entertainment. She migrated to the United States at the age of 11 where through hardships and language barriers developed a strong sense of self and learned how to survive without losing her accent or forgetting her roots. She has been featured in various hip hop music videos, American and international television, feature/indie films and radio broadcasts Also known through and has built a strong following as a spoken word artist.

Tyrone N. Reeves


Tyrone Nathaniel Reeves is an American actor born in Abington, Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey. Tyrone didn't discover his passion for acting until his mid-20's. His very first acting gig was a stage play called, Don't Count Me Out. From the moment, Tyrone knew he wanted to be an actor and he hasn't looked back. Tyrone has starred in movies such as, Lord Put A Ring On It, Lord Keep A Ring On It, and can also be seen on the hit TVONE series, For My Man.

Quincy Giles


Quincy Giles was born in Indianapolis, IN. After graduating college as a student-athlete and working in Corporate Finance, Quincy transitioned his career to acting and modeling. Quincy aspires to use his platform as an actor and influencer to uplift and support people's belief in themselves to pursue their dreams.

Jacinth Headlam


Jacinth Headlam is a multi-award winning actress, model, and film producer. She won an award for Best Leading Actress at the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards 2017. Also she received the People's Choice Award at the 2016 Nafca African Oscar. She also won Best Leading Actress for her leading role in "Diary of a Badman" at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Which is the first film she produced. She recently booked a principal role for on an Emmy Award winning television show, “A Crime to Remember”, directed by Christopher Dillion. Recently, she co-produced her first television pilot, “Illusions”, in which she is also playing one of the leading roles. She is a true definition of not relying on anyone for an opportunity. By producing her own films, she is not only creating opportunities for herself but most importantly for other to live out their dreams.

Cassagnole Leonidas Jr.


Cassagnol Leonidas Jr. (GREGORY): is thrilled to make his TV debut, in “Bubbly Brown Sugar”. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he’d watched his favorite sitcoms, such as, “Family Matters”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and “Martin”; amongst many others. He looks forward to bring laughs to viewers of this series, just as he experienced with 90s sitcoms. Leonidas Jr. recently returned from tour, performing with the Oxford Shakespeare Company, in Scotland, in the role of MacDuff, in “The Tragedy of MacBeth”. His Theater Credits include: Walter Lee Younger (Lead) in “A Raisin in the Sun” at his alma mater Five Towns College. Uncle Mose (Supporting) in “Emmett, Down in My Heart at Castillo Theatre, and Tiresias (Ensemble) in “NOMANSLAND”, where he toured in various cities with Subpoetics International in Ukraine, Slovenia, and Poland. Walter Bibb (Lead) in “Ain’t Never Been Easy” at Castillo Theatre. His Selected Film/TV credits include: Upscale Art Gallery Attendee (Background) in the Netflix Series, “She’s Gotta Have It” Season One directed by Spike Lee. Jermaine (Lead) in “Wet Dreams” - Short Film directed by Richard Joseph, and MAN (Lead) in “Elle” - Silent Short Film. Leonidas Jr. likes to thank Soul Kisses Productions and all that helped to make this possible. And is looking forward to working with cast and crew of “Bubbly Brown Sugar”. Visit: for more details. Peace and Blessings to You!

Maria Tholl


Maria Tholl is incredibly excited to be a part of Bubbly Brown Sugar! Favorite credits include As You Like It and Pericles (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Merry Wives of Windsor (Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre); Infinitely Yours (Planet Connections Theatre Festival); Promises, Promises and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stages St. Louis); Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (St. Louis Shakespeare), and The Imaginary Theatre Company at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Ensemble Member). Vocal/dialect coaching: Conversations with my Father (New Jewish Theatre), Amadeus (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), and Othello (Great River Shakespeare Festival). She is a proud graduate of the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

Greer C. Morrison

Mrs. Patterson

Greer C. Morrison is an active member of the New York Entertainment community. For the better part of 15 years, Ms. Morrison worked in the music, theatre and film industries as a Publicist, Event Producer, Band Manager and Talent Scout. Currently, she is moving from behind the scenes to center stage. As a singer, Ms. Morrison has performed in Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. In New York venues such as B.B. Kings, Arlene’s Grocery, among others have showcased Greer's vocal talents. As an Actress, Greer's credentials include principle roles in National commercials and print advertisements, riveting and compelling lead performances in Independent and Feature films and numerous appearances in network and cable programs. This is Ms. Morrison's first collaboration with Bubbly Brown Sugar Series.

Reina Cedeno


Elementary School started it all for Reina. She was in a performance art class from grades 4-6 and she remembers her teachers seeing something in her. After school, she didn't get bit again by the acting bug until 2002 and that's when she auditioned for the movie "State Property." She didn't get the role but that didn't stop her. Reina later went to do an Off Broadway theatre project by the name of "Countdown" and she got to play along side Adepero Oduye. Other credits include "One 2 Four" Webseries, "The Ave" Webseries and her newest project "Random Acts of Flyness" on HBO. She got a chance to play a Hair stylist in one of the scenes. Show aired its first Episode on August 3rd.

Shawn Dawiskiba


Shawn is a stage and screen actor who is delighted to be making his series debut in the
Bubbly Brown Sugar Series.

Sabrina Athena

Gigi Hernandez

International model/actress/hostess Sabrina Athena has traveled the world gracing everything from the pages of magazines (Urban Ink) to television (BETs Rip the Runway) and movie screens (Sex and the City 2). Originally from Detroit and now residing in Brooklyn, Sabrina brings her dynamic and charismatic personality to the cast of Bubbling Brown Sugar. She enjoys teaching the art of meditation and practicing a yogaic lifestyle, spending time outside and enjoying nature, and creating delicious meals to enjoy with friends and family.

Jeree Haze


Elementary School started it all for Reina. She was in a performance art class from grades 4-6 and she remembers her teachers seeing something in her. After school, she didn't get bit again by the acting bug until 2002 and that's when she auditioned for the movie "State Property." She didn't get the role but that didn't stop her. Reina later went to do an Off Broadway theatre project by the name of "Countdown" and she got to play along side Adepero Oduye. Other credits include "One 2 Four" Webseries, "The Ave" Webseries and her newest project "Random Acts of Flyness" on HBO. She got a chance to play a Hair stylist in one of the scenes. Show aired its first Episode on August 3rd.

Rachelle Le Blanc


Rachelle Le Blanc, also known as Shelly, is a 29 year old actress from Curaçao. In 2012 Shelly moved to the States to pursue a Masters degree in Business administration and after obtaining her degree she moved to New York to attend New York Film Academy and studied Acting for Film. Since her graduation from NYFA, Shelly’s acted in Student Films, webseries, produced and starred in a short movie “Worthy of Love”, which is in post production and obtained a Masters degree in Media Management. In 2017, Shelly was nominated Best Supporting Actress by the Urban Webseries Awards for her performance in Da Brooklyn Way. Shelly is looking forward to a successful career in acting and hopes to inspire others with her passion and talent. Fun fact: Shelly is fluent in 4 different languages.

Estelle Lee


Estelle is a New York based actress, writer and producer hailing from Seoul, Korea and is a graduate of the William Esper Studio. A recent role she's had the most fun playing was a BDSM dominatrix who makes food porn by literally torturing all kinds of food(you read that right) on the Comedy Central online series Mini Mocks. You can catch her on a recent episode of Bull and the third season of Daredevil.

She is also an accomplished interpreter and translator working with clients such as the New York Asian Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art and Warner Bros. She most recently worked on the premiere of the film Okja at the Cannes Film Festival with Netflix.

When she is not acting or interpreting you can find her writing, baking, trying to improve her Korean cooking skills or pondering life questions with her roommate.

Randall Holloway


Randall Holloway is a proud native from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and an alumni from Howard University. From a young age, Holloway would memorize lines and impersonate characters from movies. He has studied with Marc John Jefferies, and is a proud member of One on One NYC. Some of his New York Off- Broadway credits include Tennessee Williams The Mutilated (Sailor), Annie Warbucks (Alvin T. Paterson) and Company (Peter). He is a certified producer with BRIC TV and is currently developing his own projects off the ground, filming two new series, and has independent films touring across the country. On the side Holloway is a On- Air personality for and Music Xclusive TV. Since being in New York he would like to thank his family and close friends who continue to support him while he pursues his entertainment endeavors

Verta Maloney


mother, advocate, twin, educator, photographer, leader, coach, friend, lover, fierce believer are just a few of the things that make verta who she is. at her core she would say she is a storyteller. through images and words her goal is to provide opportunities for the stories of many to be heard and honored. verta was able to bring her love of the arts to her professional career as a founding school leader a truly special public art charter school in Hunts Point. she later coached and trained school leaders across the country and hopes to have moved their practice and touched their hearts in some way. verta became a more focused photographer and writer after her children were born as she sought to capture the wonders of motherhood in ways that were honest and true. verta is currently focused on bringing her many gifts and talents to bear on undoing racism in America -- one conversation and one story at a time.

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