THOUGHT YOU KNEW HER, THINK AGAIN!
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, this southern girl was destined to be in the Entertainment industry. From a very early age she remembers finding it easy to identify with the various characters from television, film, and her novels. As a result, much to her parents amusement, and sometimes despair, she would take on those characters’ speech, mannerisms, wardrobe, and dance choreography for weeks at a time. Her gift as an actress is and always has been, to connect with and understand stories and people despite their era, their demographics, or their walk of life.
Randa attended Prairie View A& M University, spending her first three years in Engineering before she discovered a vessel in which to pour all of her artistic gifts. She embraced a professional Modern Dance career as a principal performer with two Houston based companies and training from the world renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in New York City. While performing, Randa also had a desire to inspire and shape the lives of children. So in conjunction with her career as a dancer, she earned her Teachers Certification and worked as a full time Certified teacher in the public school system. Feeling as though she was still missing a key component to her purpose as an artist, she relocated to Los Angeles and immediately began studying and cultivating her craft as a Theatre actress at Playhouse West in North Hollywood under the tutalge of Tony Savant, Jeff Goldblum, and Robert Carnegie.
Since Randa’s arrival to Los Angeles she has relentlessly pursued a career that has taken off like wildfire. She was cast opposite Stephen Dorff in Sophia Coppola's major motion picture, "Somewhere". You would have also seen her as a recurring character on the STARZ network’s breakout show Torchwood: Miracle Day, as a Guest-Star in the hit show The Mentalist, as well as Dexter, Castle, Law and Order: LA,and the highly anticipated new show on ABC, Don’t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23. On the Indie Scene, she earned her first Film Festival award for “Best Actress” for her Starring role in the short film "Rubicon". In conjunction with working on Film and Television, she also continues to grace the stage in various theater productions throughout Los Angeles, like her role as Summer in the critically acclaimed and award winning play "Bones of Lesser Men" which earned her rave reviews by Los Angeles' most prestigious critics as well as a nomination for "Best Ensemble" by L.A. Weekly's 30th Annual Theatre Awards and the N.A.A.C.P. Theatre Awards.
This up and coming actress is just getting started and has no intention of slowing down in her pursuit to conquer Hollywood.