“Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Devale Reflects On His First Film After Leaving NFL

Sistas Devale Ellis

BET’s “Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Devale Ellis is hands down one of the best actors out right now and there’s no doubt about it!

Finding out where our favorite actors come from is one of the most interesting things ever and Devale recently just gave us a little bit of backstory about his acting career.

Devale starred in “Full Circle: The Feature” and the director shared a throwback on Instagram for it’s 10 year anniversary!

Slick Naim shared:

“We found @iamdevale who plays Tommy in #FullCircleTheFeature through our casting director Tiandra Gayle. He did a Fresh Prince monologue where Will breaks down to Uncle Phil about how much he misses his dad. Funny he chose that scene cause the role he was auditioning for, Tommy, was more of a comedic character and he came in all dramatic crying and shit lol. Needless to say we knew he was our Tommy regardless. Clearly we chose right as he’s gone on to become the star of Tyler Perry’s Zatima along with creating his own massive family following with his wife @khadeeniam on social media, pod casts, and touring. Brooklyn hustler for real. Oh yeah he’s also in my series #ItsBruno #slicksjourney #Throwback#10YearAnniversary

Devale responded:

Love everything about this!

Sistas follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. The women must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s.

Sistas ensemble cast includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.

The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Black community and championing Black culture. Connecting Black audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international.

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Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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