Spirited Actor: DEETTA West
What did you want to do growing up?SING AND ACT
Did you always want to be an actor?YES
What were some of your favorite rolls?SOME OF MY FAVORITE ROLES WERE/ARE PLAYING A MOTHER, COUNSELOR, BASICALLY ANY FAMILY MEMBER.
How did you get to where you are In the acting field?STUDIED ACTING WITH SOME WONDERFUL ACTING COACHES, CONNECTED WITH SEASONED ACTORS, KEPT HONING MY CRAFT, CONNECTED WITH THOSE WHO WERE WORKING ACTORS.
What are some of the famous people you’ve met over the years?CLEAVON LITTLE (MY BROTHER), SIDNEY POITIER, DIANNE CARROLL, RICHARD ROUNDTREE, WESLEY SNIPES, GREGALAN WILLIAMS, VICTORIA ROWELL, MALINDA WILLIAMS, CHRYSTALE WILSON, KARON JOSEPH RILEY, TERRI J. VAUGHN, MARIA HOWELL, DONNA BISCOE, NADEJ BAILEY, KIM FIELDS, DAWN HALFKENNY, VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY, T.C. STALLINGS, T.K. CARTER, KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, LAMANN RUCKER, DENISE BOUTTE, ERVIN ‘MAGIC” JOHNSON, STEVE HARVEY, KEITH ROBINSON, ANGELL CONWAY, CARL PAYNE, RICHARD T. JONES, JUDD HIRSCH, SYLVESTER STALLONE, CARL WEATHERS. SO MANY TO LIST. I HAVE EITHER MET THEM, WORKED WITH THEM, AND SOME I HAVE REMAINED FRIENDS WITH THEM OVER THE YEARS.
What is the name of the network that you are a part of ? UP ENTERTAINMENT (UPtv/aspireTV/UP Faith & Family)
Do you enjoy teaching younger actors their craft? WHEN I GET THE OPPORTUNITY I ENJOY IT.
How many seminars do you teach at or attend?IT VARIES FROM YEAR TO YEAR
What acting role that you enjoyed over the years ?PLAYING THE RECURRING ROLE OF AUNT MYRA IN THE UPTV ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE SERIES WITH THE CHANDLER FAMILY WRITTEN BY RHONDA BARAKA
What was your favorite cast to work with in T.V or Movie? THE CHANDLER FAMILY STARRING – GREGALAN WILLIAMS, VICTORIA ROWELL, MALINDA WILLIAMS, CHRYSTALE WILSON, KARON JOSEPH RILEY, NADEJ BAILEY