Persia White (Persia Jessica White) is a Bahamas-born American actress, singer, and musician. White is best known for her roles as Denise Williams in the short-lived television series “Breaker High” and as Lynn Searcy in the UPN/CW sitcom “Girlfriends.”
Early Life and Bio
Persia was born in South Florida to Puerto Rican, African American, and Irish parents. She is a bold and confident woman. As begins the biography of many artists, Persia spent the first two months of her life in a musical instrument case; in this instance, an upright bass case. Her mother was a compassionate schoolteacher, writer, and civil-rights activist who moved the family to the Bahamas for work.
Persia White was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and was one of four children born to an Irish-American mother and a Bahamian father. Her early years were spent in the Bahamas. White’s father was paralyzed in a car accident when she was three, and he later moved to Miami to seek better medical care. White’s mother moved with her children to South Florida two years later but did not reunite with White’s father.
|Persia Jessica White
|October 25, 1972
|5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
|56 kg or 123.5 lbs
|Actress, Singer, Musician
(m. 2008; div. 2009)
|Lynn Searcy –Girlfriends
Persia White’s early life was enmeshed with lush tropical landscapes, multi-cultural exposure, and reggae. When Persia was eight, the family moved back to the United States and settled in Miami, FL. It’s here that Persia began her acting career. Already an accomplished ballet dancer, Persia knew she wanted to try theater.
While walking down the street with her mother, Persia was spotted by a talented scou0t, for now, world-renown Coconut Grove Children’s Theater. Upon seeing her, the scout asked, “Are you an actress?” Persia immediately said, “Yes!” She has been a non-stop performer since that day, delving into musical theater, new forms of dance, acting, modeling, singing, playing instruments, and even branching out into painting, a passion of hers to this day.
Is Persia White Married?
On February 29, 2008, White became engaged to singer Saul Williams, her boyfriend of five years, and the couple married in 2008. They met in 2003 when he made a guest appearance on the TV show “Girlfriends.”
On January 17, 2009, White announced via her Myspace blog that she and Williams were no longer together. It was a shock for everyone, especially them, that they would have to end the relationship in such a short period of time.
After three years of dating, White married British actor and director Joseph Morgan in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on July 5, 2014.
Persia White is a vegan, a human and animal rights advocate, and an environmentalist. She was honored by PETA as 2005 Humanitarian of the Year. She is a board member of the Foofhefoodie Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Morgan and White haven’t had biological children together, but White has a daughter, Mecca, who was born in 1995 and whom Morgan adopted after he married the Girlfriends alum.
Persia White has appeared in various independent films, including Red Letters (opposite Peter Coyote) and the cult horror film Blood Dolls. She starred in the made-for-TV movies Operation Sandman, opposite Ron Perlman, and Suddenly, opposite Kirsti Alley.
In addition to acting, White also co-produced the award-winning documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. In July 2011, White won the award for Best Performance by an Actor at the American Black Film Festival for her work in Dysfunctional Friends. She also appeared as Bonnie’s mother on The Vampire Diaries in a semi-recurring role.
In 2019, she reunited with her Girlfriends co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, and Golden Brooks in an episode of the ABC comedy series Black-ish.
How much is Persia White’s Net Worth?
She has earned respect as well as some fortune throughout her career in acting and television series. According to Celebrity Net Worth, White is worth around $700,000.
She is mainly active on Instagram and Twitter and has over 415k followers on Instagram (@misspersiawhite) and 60k followers on Twitter (@persiawhite) as of 2022.
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