Rhonda Morman is a NAACP nominated Best-Supporting actress and Los Angeles native known for her role in the NAACP award-winning stage play, Sunday Mourning (2012). Rhonda has overcome adversity and defied odds since the age of seven when she tragically suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. But God had other plans. After being confined to a wheelchair and told that she would never walk again, she miraculously re-took her first steps at the age of eleven: steps that led to the entertainment business. This same spitfire determination that fueled Rhonda as an adolescent continues to propel her forward even today. Her dream began to materialize when she was accepted into the Van Nuys High School of Performing Arts, where she acquired the foundation of a promising acting career. And the stage is where she developed her acting chops. Soon Rhonda became involved with stage productions such as Body Language, Momma Christine’s Colored Girls and Sweet Evalina. Since then, she has starred in prominent theatrical stage play roles such as For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, Love Buddies, The Conversation, Blue God, Nylons, Angry Insecure Men, Save Us and The Things That Make Men Cry, just to name a few.
Rhonda’s directorial debut for the world premiere stage play, His Dreams Her Goals (2013), which is currently on Amazon Prime. This paved the way for her directing role in the NAACP Theater Festival in 2014. Another notable achievement marked in Rhonda’s career was the co-production of the 2011 political-comedic film, The Average American, where she also played the lead. She had the pleasure of experiencing this film’s acceptance into multiple film festivals while being broadcast, nationally, on network television.
She became a master of balancing her talents and time by becoming a second assistant director or producer on several television and film projects such as Back Then and The Sweetest Heir. When not serving as an assistant director or producer, Rhonda honed her acting craft with roles in television shows such as, The Secret Closet, Unofficially:Home, and In The Cut (Bounce TV). She is as fascinated with short films as she is with television and theater. She successfully filmed several short films including Past Tense, Silent Screams, Paradise Inn, Conflicted, Brakedown, and The Proposal, which earned her a nomination as Best Leading Actress in the Charlotte Film Festival (2016).
Beyond the stage, film, and television, Rhonda has also been involved in several industrial films, commercials, and print ads. She has expanded her expertise to the web series realm by taking on roles in Wendy + Julian, a web series produced by Dennis Dortch of Black & Sexy TV, and The Choir, a web series written and produced by Issa Rae and Alright TV. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the LA Webfest for her reoccurring roles for two web series, What Men Want, and Black Boots, winning the award for the latter.
More recently, she starred in the feature films, Bluest Moon (Amazon Prime), CainAbel (Amazon Prime), OLE Bryce and Stolen Breath the Truth Revealed. Rhonda also had supporting roles in feature films such as Her Little Secret, The Choir Director, Throwback Holiday and The Runners. Bringing more light to an amazing journey, she played the role of Delphine, an heroin addict, opposite of Loretta Devine in The Lost Souls Cafe, written and directed by Donald Welch, which aired on TV One.
Look out for Rhonda in leading roles for several TV Pilots (in production) that are slated for next year (2019). But wait, there is more… she is ready to share her life’s truth in her upcoming one woman show, Life Beyond the Chair, produced by REDFields Media Group and coming July 2019. When Rhonda is not creating, she and her husband own and operate the Better Living Center Headquarters, a non-profit multi-purpose community center in Inglewood, California.
There are certainly many other plays, television, and film productions that have Rhonda’s thumbprint attached to it. Whether it is in front or behind the camera, one thing is clear – Rhonda Morman was born for show business!