T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

Oct. 13th, 1962
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
170 cm

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Teen Titans TV Show
Teen Titans
That's So Raven TV Show
That's So Raven
Cosby TV Show
On Our Own TV Show
On Our Own
The Show TV Show
The Show
Crook & Chase TV Show
Crook & Chase

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Born in Chicago, from the age of three, Keymáh enjoyed entertaining her family – singing, dancing, and reciting original poems and stories. She wrote her first play and her first song in elementary school. She performed with Ali LeRoi and Lance Croutherin the Mary Wong Comedy Group in high school before Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry recruited her. During and after college, Keymáh taught theater, dance, and pantomime. She has also done many theater performances and produced and directed films. She was Miss Black America from Illinois and was 1st runner-up in the national Miss Black America contest. She is a graduate of Florida A & M University.

One of the original cast members of Fox Television's Emmy winning variety show, In Living Color, where for five seasons she played a number of characters, including Cryssy, the central character of her self written signature piece, "In Black World". She also sang and danced on the show. Keymáh starred for three seasons on the Disney series That's So Raven as Raven's mom,Tanya Baxter. In the fourth season of the show her character was written out by saying she went to England, to continue pursuing her career in law school. Keymáh was also a series regular for all four seasons on Cosby, where she played flight attendant turned lawyer turned pastry chef turned wife and teacher Erica Lucas Hall, TV daughter of Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād. She also starred on The Show, where she played writer Denise Everett, on On Our Own, where she played contractor Scotti Decker, and on Waynehead, where she provided the voices for Roz, Shavonne, Aki, Mrs. LaSalle, and many others. Keymáh is currently working on a new two person stage show with music calledSellout!?! with fellow Florida A & M University (FAMU) alum Bryan C. Jones, who was also one of the many guests to appear in her hit variety show T'Keyah Live! They did the first workshop presentation of Sellout!?! at FAMU this spring.

  • 1st runner up in the national Miss Black America contest.
  • Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
  • Miss Black America from Illinois.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Graduate of Florida A & M University (FAMU)
  • She is a National Merit Scholar
  • Measurements: 33-23-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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