ATLANTA, GA – Dec 30, 2015 – The State of Georgia is not just producing Hollywood blockbuster like Antman, Captain America or the Walking Dead, but Georgia is producing some of the best home grown acting talent like Jasmine Burke, who is the raising star to watch in 2016. Jasmine Burke, stars in the lead roll of actress LisaRaye McCoy’s (Single Ladies) directorial debut film, SKINNED. The 90-minute film, which addresses the global epidemic of skin lightening and touches upon the important issues of color, self-esteem and acceptance, will make its U.S. television debut on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET.
“Working with LisaRaye was empowering for me; for a women of her magnitude to be so giving to me as a woman and as a fellow actor,” stated Burke. “SKINNED is such a heavy, dramatic role for me to carry as the lead. I felt at ease entrusting my gift in LisaRaye’s wonderful direction. It was an experience I’ll treasure forever and I pray that my performances helps deliver the message of this film,” BURKE added.
Jasmine Burke (Ride Along) plays the lead character, Jolie, whose insecurities about her skin color and beauty, and her search for romance causes her to bleach her skin beyond recognition. In an attempt to capture the heart of the perfect suitor, her misuse of skin bleaching products is detrimental.
As a beautiful model with a wonderful husband, Michael, played by Brad James (Prisoners), Jolie (Burke) discovers she’s developed some complications due to the chemicals found in certain skin bleaching creams. To make matters worse, her husband discovers her damaging little secret. With the assistance of psychiatrist Dr. Smith (Cycerli, Ash, Never Alone), Jolie (Burke) must go on a journey into her past to face her demons in an effort to sustain her future.
Additional SKINNED cast members include: LisaRaye McCoy (Single Ladies) as Mother, Drew Sidora (Step Up, Hindsight) as Clarice, Jolie’s sister, Tasia Grant (Morningside) as Melissa, and Nollywood international film and television star Van Vicker (The Heartbreaker’s Revenge) as Bobby.
SKINNED was co-directed by LisaRaye McCoy and Avery O. Williams, and Jasmine Burke served as one of the producers. Executive produced by CEO Sharon Tomlinson of Studio 11 Films; CEO Dr. Clarice Kulah of Divine Entertainment Intl., and CEO Lotten B. Yeaney of Lot10 Productions in collaboration with Sky+Orange Productions.
About Jasmine Burke:
Jasmine Burke, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a busy filmmaker, singer and advocate for children’s causes. Burke’s is staying busy as she carries another lead role in Bounce TV’s hour-long drama entitledSaints & Sinners, which will explore the complexities of a Baptist church as the pastor and his family are faced with saving their own souls when ambition, greed, and pride threaten the business of saving others. Burke is also preparing to launch her new inspirational single and music video entitled, Hear What I Hear. Burke continues to develop and write projects that she will star in such as the sitcom, My Roomies and an “Untitled Drama” with her writing partner Tracey Tooks. Burke still makes and takes quality time to support and inspire young girls with Girls, Inc.
Burke landed her first guest starring role in Tyler Perry’s, Meet The Browns. Burke has been featured in films such as, The Secret Life of Bee, Big Momma’s House: Like Father, Like Son and Ride Along to name a few. She has also recurred in hit TV shows such as, Vampire Diaries and Army Wives, Disney’s Let it Shine and VH1’s Drumline: A New Beat.
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