Harriett D. Foy: Five Fast Things We About Her

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Harriett D. Foy

Harriett D. Foy is an actress who has also wowed audiences on stage and the screen. And no, she didn’t just appear on stage and on set, she worked for it including bagging a BFA in acting. With Foy, one would struggle for summaries which is why we decided to break the whole thing into five items.

Here are five fast things we know about Harriett D. Foy.

She was born in North Carolina

Harriett D. Foy was born on August 24, 1962, in New Bern. We know nothing of her parents or siblings and not much in the way of her early life. We do know, however, that she attended Andrew Jackson Jr. High School and Suitland High School, all in Forestville, Maryland where she bagged her middle to high school certs.

Harriett D. Foy is 59 years old.

Harriett D. Foy has been firsts on many theatrical occasions

Harriet D. is a stage star and not just a random one. She has made waves. For instance, she is the first African-American woman to play Rosie in the debut of the musical “Mamma Mia” by British playwright Catherine Johnson on Broadway.

Rosie, is an unmarried, carefree woman and friend of the heroine Sophie and an important member of the cast. It is believed that Rosie is caucasian but such is the capabilities of Foy that she was asked to take it.

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According to her IMDb page, Ms. Foy is the Board President of The Lighthouse Opera Company in NY, sits on the Board of Directors for the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation and the Advisory Board for A Mile in My Shoes Inc.

She is also a playmaker as she created “My Soul Looks Back in Wonder” and performed the one-woman play with music based on Slave Narratives.

She is also a TV star

She was part of the main cast drama series “P-Valley” a show about black strippers and an adaptation of Hall’s play, “Pussy Valley” (decency won’t let them call it what it is). Harriet D. Foy played the role of Patrice Woodbine a devout Christian and mother of Mercedes the star of the show played by Brandee Evans.

Foy featured in all eight episodes of the series released in 2021.

P-Valley received numerous award for the entire show and individual stars including NAACP Image Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Satellite Awards, etc.

Harriet D. Foy is a voice over artist

Welcome to the Wayne is an animated television series created by Billy Lopez and aired on Nickelodeon between 2017 and 2019 and got two Daytime Emmy Awards. Foy voiced the character of Clara Rhone who played the female chief librarian who runs the title Wayne’s secret library called the Stanza.

Foy was in the show as a member of the supporting cast for seven episodes.

The actress is also a singer

She sings for TV and stage and is credited for the Original Cast Recordings for ” Inside Out”, “Amelie”, “Lone Star Love”,”Amazing Grace”, “Reunion”, etc.

She is also a tutor whose masterclass is called taught across the nation in TED talk version is called “The Versatile Actor”.

Image source: Harriett D. Foy website