Lifetime ‘Killer Design': 5 things you didn't know about Jackée Harry

Jackée Harry will pay Dr. Carrie Farber in the new Lifetime thriller ‘Killer Design'


                            Lifetime ‘Killer Design': 5 things you didn't know about Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry in 'Wrapped Up in Christmas' (IMDb)
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'Killer Design,' a Lifetime original movie, revolves around Jodi Shaw, an up-and-coming interior designer, who is going on her biggest job yet and could use some help. Enter Wendy Richards, a brilliant young lady who saves Jodi from a parking lot tragedy – a fortuitous encounter that presents Jodi with the ideal candidate to recruit as an assistant as a means of repaying the favor. However, as Jackée Harry's Dr. Carrie Farber explains, the life-saving occurrence was far from random, and Wendy isn't just a nice Samaritan.

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Lifetime has already carved out a niche for itself with some quality thrillers. If you're looking for more, check out 'Fatal Fandom', ‘Fallen Angels Murder Club: Heroes and Felons' and ‘Fallen Angels Murder Club: Friends to Die For’

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'Killer Design' comes with a stupendous cast that includes likes of Jackée Harry, Chelsea Gilson, and Dee Wallace, among others.

Jackée Harry

Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and raised in Harlem, New York by her mother, Flossie, from the age of nine. Jackée got the lead part of the King in her school's performance of 'The King and I' at the early age of fourteen. Upon graduation from New York City's High School of Music and Art with a distinction in Opera, she attended the University of Long Island, where she earned a BA in education.

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Jackée taught history at the Brooklyn Technical High School for two years before resigning to pursue a career in acting. She studied acting at the Lower East Side's Henry Street Settlement and had her official acting debut in Richard Wesley's 'Goin' Through Changes' in 1973. Not long after, she made her Broadway debut as Melinda Bernard in 'A Broadway Musical'.

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Jackée made her television debut in the daytime series 'Another World' in 1983, alongside Morgan Freeman. She won her legendary role of Sandra Clark on the NBC comedy '227' a year later. Jackée became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and was nominated for a Golden Globe as the series' breakout star. Her success on '227' prompted NBC producers to create 'Jackée', a television pilot for her.

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When Jackée played Ruth 'CoCo' Royal in 'The Royal Family' in 1991, she was part of an all-star cast led by Della Reese. She played Tia and Tamera Mowry's adoptive mother in the ABC/WB comedy 'Sister, Sister' from 1994 to 1999, winning the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series two years in a row, in 1999 and 2000. Jackée recently appeared in Centric's 'The First Family' and had a recurring role on BET's 'Let's Stay Together'.

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Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong is known for her roles in 'Jason Bourne,' 'Krypton' and 'Episodes'.

Sarah Armstrong (IMDb)

 

 

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Chelsea Gilson

Chelsea Gilson is a Massachusetts-based actress and television host. 'DollFace,' 'Hawaii 5-0,' Hallmark's 'Sister of the Bride,' 'Lucifer,' 'Dolemite is My Name,' Lifetime's 'My Christmas Prince,' and Hallmark's 'Christmas Made to Order' are among her recent credits. She gained her first on-camera experience anchoring the Weather Channel's 'Hit the Road'. She began production on Travel Channel's 'Scambushed,' a hidden camera show she also co-hosted.

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Dee Wallace

Deanna Wallace is most known for her role as Mary Taylor in the 1982 blockbuster 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.'  She is also recognized for her leading parts in horror films such as 'The Hills Have Eyes' (1977), 'The Howling' (1981), 'Cujo' (1983), and 'Critters' (1986), for which she was named "scream queen."

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Paul Logan

Paul Logan Stone is a screenwriter, actor, model, martial artist, and stuntman. He is well known for his appearances in action flicks such as Syfy's 'Mega Piranha'. Logan is also recognized for his role in the NBC series' Days of Our Lives' as Glen Reiber.

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'Killer Design' premieres Friday, April 15 at 8/7c on LMN.

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