I'll Be Playing Layne Roberts On Bigger On BET+ THIS FALL!

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Hi There,

I’m extremely excited to announce that 1) I booked and shot my dream job and 2) That dream job is playing Layne Roberts on the single camera comedy BIGGER on BET+. The 10-episode series follows a single black woman (aka Layne Roberts) who is dealing with the threat of marriage to a boring-in-bed boyfriend and the sudden, random death of a college acquaintance. The tragedy drives her ambitious group of friends to take a deeper look at their stagnant lives, asking themselves: is there something bigger and better in life? You can read all about BET+ by clicking here and you can read more about the show by clicking here.

I Love Bekka and Lucy For Your Emmy Consideration!


Sooooooo I Love Bekka and Lucy is being considered for a bunch of Emmy Nominations! I'm being considered for Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Series and the show is being considered for Outstanding Short For Comedy Series. If you are a member of the television academy you can vote for our show by visiting . And if you need help considering our show you should watch this clip: 

I Love Bekka and Lucy Episode 1 and Episode 2!


I am beyond pleased to announce that our friends at Warner Brothers/Stage 13 just put up the first two episodes of I Love Bekka and Lucy (there are 11 total) and you can watch them both below: 


I Love Bekka And Lucy Reviews + Press!


I just got back from hanging out with my I Love Bekka and Lucy fam at SXSW and I'm so proud to say that the premiere went amazing and Bekka and Lucy were very warmly received! Some lovely people have even taken the time to write some kind words about the show and you should check them all out by clicking each link below:

Indiewire - "Jessica Parker Kennedy and Tanisha Long offer an advanced — and endearing — take on friendship in "I Love Bekka & Lucy," 

Refinery 29 -  "prepare to fall for this smart, diverse, and hilarious look at female friendship"

Paste Magazine - "an unrelenting joke machine that powerfully highlights the two talented actresses of color hamming it up at its center"

Young Hollywood - "The dynamic of the cast has a comedic yet serious element that is much different from anything on TV right now. It’s a must-see!" "Their on-screen chemistry is amazing and relatable"

 Forbes - Interview with writer/director/creator Rachael Holder

Black Film - Interview with writer/director/creator Rachael Holder

I Love Bekka and Lucy Live on !


We're getting closer to the worldwide release of I Love Bekka and Lucy and that means I get to share more and more little sneak peeks with you! Check out Stage 13's website for the show and feast your eyes on all the vids and pics! CAN YOU TELL HOW DEEPLY EXCITED I AM FOR YOU TO SEE THIS SHOW?!? 

I Love Bekka & Lucy Archives | Stage 13

As in real life, things get complicated when Lucy gets a surprise proposal from her insecure slacker boyfriend Harry. The news of the engagement comes as a shock to Bekka, who now has to come to terms with potentially losing her best friend.

I Love Bekka and Lucy at SXSW 2017!

Soooooo last summer I shot a series, I Love Bekka and Lucy, for Warner Brothers Stage 13 Network and I'm extremely pleased to announce that I Love Bekka and Lucy will have it's world premiere at The 2017 SXSW film festival! In the series I play the eccentric and immature Lucy, who is essentially attached at the hip to her also eccentric and immature best friend Bekka. Everything is magic in Bekka and Lucy's world until a weird neighbor moves onto their pretty much abandoned block and Lucy's longtime boyfriend Harry surprises her with an engagement that causes a rift in Bekka and Lucy's friendship. I can not wait for you (and also me) to see it! You can find out more about the screening and the festival by clicking here! I hope to see you in Austin!

I'm on The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!

I'm obscenely proud to announce that I'll be making my debut on The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend tonight at 9pm! I love this show so much (and I'm not just saying that because I'm on it) and I'm honored to be the newest resident of West Covina! I'll be live tweeting with the West Coast as @TanishaLong so come say Hi!