Shondrella Avery

Actor
Shondrella Avery was an accomplished actress, noted for her comedic timing in her roles for television shows. In 1999, she made her feature film debut in the cult favorite "Trippin," with Donald Faison and Guy Torry. In ... Read more »
Born: 04/26/1971 in Watts, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

Bonita (Actor)

Our Family Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Keisha Boyd (Actor)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

Cuts 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

Kathy-Secretary (Actor)

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chelsea Handler Show 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Domino 2005 (Movie)

Lashindra Davis (Actor)

Girls Behaving Badly: Revenge of the Boys 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girls Behaving Badly 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 (Movie)

Lafawnduh (Actor)

One on One 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Shondrella Avery was an accomplished actress, noted for her comedic timing in her roles for television shows. In 1999, she made her feature film debut in the cult favorite "Trippin," with Donald Faison and Guy Torry. In 2003, she played John Amos' niece in the feature the "Watermelon Heist." She wrote and performed her own one woman show, "Ain't I Enough?" for HBO where she tells the story of what it is like growing up in her unique and enormous family. Avery's acting career began with roles on several shows, including "The Jamie Foxx Show" (1995-2001), "For Your Love" (WB, 1997-2002) and "Strong Medicine" (Lifetime, 1999-2005). She also appeared in "Girls Behaving Badly" (2002-04). Following that project, she acted on the silver screen, including roles in the comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004) with Jon Heder and the Keira Knightley action picture "Domino" (2005). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Cuts" (2004-06). Avery focused on film in more recent years, appearing in "Deja Vu" (2006) with Denzel Washington, the dramatic adaptation "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008) with Queen Latifah and the romantic comedy "Our Family Wedding" (2010) with Forest Whitaker. She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Eleventh Hour" (CBS, 2008-09). Avery most recently acted in the action film "End of Watch" (2012) with Jake Gyllenhaal.

EDUCATION

Cal State L.A

Los Angeles , California

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2005

Cast opposite Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke in Tony Scott's "Domino"

2005

Reprised her role as Candy in the UPN spin-off "Cuts"

2004

Had a memorable role as LaFawnduh in the independent feature film "Napoleon Dynamite"

2003

Played John Amos' niece in the feature the "Watermelon Heist"

2002

Cast in the recurring role of Candy on the UPN sitcom "One on One"

2002

Starred for five seasons on the hidden camera show "Girls Behaving Badly" (Oxygen)

1999

Made her feature film debut in the cult favorite "Trippin," with Donald Faison and Guy Torry

Tony Scott's "Domino."

Wrote and performed her own one woman show, "Ain't I Enough?" for HBO where she tells the story of what it is like growing up in her unique and enormous family

Bonus Trivia

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Shondrella Avery is the eldest of 200 children: nine are her natural siblings and 190 are extended foster family members.

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