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Actress extraordinaire Teyonah Parris is best known for her roles in Dear White People, Chiraq, Survivor’s Remorse on STARZ, and many more. Now, she’s stepping into the role of legendary singer Miki Howard for TVOne’s new biopic, “The Miki Howard Story.” Teyonah reveals how involved Miki Howard herself was in the process, and the story of how the forces that be at TVOne became inspired to do a The Miki Howard Story. Especially in a time when artists end up being more celebrated with biopics after their passing, as opposed to while they are alive and available to collaborate on the story with everyone involved.

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Teyonah also talks about the experience she had of realizing her dream of working with Spike Leeand the star-studded cast of “Survivor’s Remorse.” “The Miki Howard Story” airs Sunday night on TVOne. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview on the The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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