Netflix's 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!' Full Cast List: Meet Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier and rest of the stars of comedy show
The Netflix show is based on actor Jamie Foxx’s actual relationship with his daughter Corinne Foxx, who also serves as executive producer on the series
Jamie Foxx started his illustrious career with comedy with the groundbreaking ‘In Living Color’ three decades ago. Now, after a career that has spanned over films that are as big as they come, Jamie is back to doing what he does with such ease — making people laugh in Netflix’s 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!'
The show is based on Jamie’s actual relationship with his daughter Corinne Foxx, who also serves as executive producer on the show. Let’s now introduce you to the rest of the cast who are bringing Jamie’s tales of fatherhood to life.
Jamie Foxx as Brian
The film may be inspired by Jamie's relationship with his daughter Corinne, but Jamie doesn't play himself in the sitcom. Rather he plays Brian, a single father and owner of a cosmetics company who is trying to be the best dad to his daughter Sasha. But while he may think he’s the coolest dad around, as often is the case, his daughter thinks otherwise.
Jamie, of course, has made his mark in the cinematic world with intense performances, most notably in the biopic ‘Ray’ for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and a Golden Globe Award. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film 'Collateral'. Jamie's other prominent roles include the title role in 'Django Unchained', the supervillain Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and William Stacks in the modern version of 'Annie'.
Jamie has two daughters — Corinne and 12-year-old Annalise.
David Allan Grier as Pops Dixon
'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me' sees Jamie reunite with his 'In Living Color' co-star David Alan Grier. Grier will play Jamie's father on the show, who offers him invaluable advice on fatherhood. Besides 'In Living Color', Grier is best known for his roles on 'Damon', 'Life with Bonnie', 'The Carmichael Show' and 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. His film credits include 'Streamers', 'Jumanji' and 'Bewitched'.
Kyla Drew as Sasha
Kyla Drew plays Sasha, Brian's teenage daughter on the show. In an interview with Pop Sugar, Kyla elaborated on the relationship she and her father share on the show. Kyla said, "(Sasha) moves to Atlanta to get to know and spend time with her father and her other side of the family. I would say they have more of an estranged relationship, just because they haven't spent a lot of time together, so we get to see them grow and get to know each other throughout the show."
For Kyla it is a dream come true to be on a set with 'In Living Color' stars Jamie and David Alan Grier. Kyla's breakout role was in the film 'Prisoners' where she worked with the legendary Viola Davis. Before 'Prisoners', Drew had several guest roles on shows such as 'Station 19' and 'Raven's Home'.
Porscha Coleman as Chelsea Dixon
Porscha Coleman plays Brian's sister Chelsea, who he leans on for support when it comes to taking care of his teenage daughter. Porscha Coleman is best known for her role as Erica Willis on 'The Parkers' and as Rachel in Disney's 'Pixel Perfect'. She has also had guest-starring roles on shows such as 'Silicon Valley' and 'Switched at Birth'.
Who are the other stars?
The other stars of 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!' include Heather Hemmens, Jonathan Kite and Valetine Rodriguez.
'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!' has been written by Camille Corbett and Bentley Kyle Evans who worked with Jamie on 'The Jamie Foxx Show'. The series is directed by Ken Whittingham, who is best known for hit TV show 'Black-ish'. The executive producer on the series is Corinne. You can catch the trailer of 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!' below. The comedy premieres on April 14 on Netflix.