Pernell Walker is from the South Bronx and thanks God for allowing her to work with such passionate, profound filmmakers and theater artists. She holds an M.F.A in acting from Actor’s Studio Drama School and a B.A in Theater from City College. Pernell’s breakout role as Laura in the award winning Focus Feature’s film Pariah www.pariahthemovie.com directed by Dee Rees (Sundance 2011) has earned her great reviews and the movies is now playing wide.
The world premiere of SEED marked her Off-Broadway debut www.seedtheplay.com (fall 2011). In addition she has also finished a stage reading of Accept/except directed by Tony and Emmy award winning George Faison. Other roles include Lene/Dorey Singin Wid a Sword in Ma Hand(Green Gurl Productions), Film- Eve in Kiandra Park’s Riot, and Vanessa in Rod Gailes’Earl’s Post Prison Playdate. Her fan page is facebook.com/PernellWalker.Artist. She is a member of SAG and AEA.