Netflix Movies Starring Karimah Westbrook

Karimah Westbrook is an American television and film actress. After crashing an audition and snagging a role in the Paramount box office hit Save the Last Dance (2001), she has never looked back. A Chicago native, the youngest of two, Westbrook was inspired by actress Whoopi Goldberg growing up. After falling in love with the theater, she realized she had a strong desire to perform and decided to pursue an acting career. She attended schools such as The Academy of Dramatic Arts-West. Westbrook earned recognition for her performance as Ginnie in the Sony Classics critically acclaimed bio-pic Baadasssss! (2003) opposite actor/director Mario Van Peebles. Baadasssss! (2003) was voted "One of the Best Movies of the Year" by Ebert and Roeper. Since moving to Los Angeles, the Chicago native has amassed an impressive list of T.V. and film appearances, including supporting roles in The Rum Diary (2011) opposite Johnny Depp, Bolden! (2015), a Jazz bio-pic where her character Alice Bolden ages from her 20's to her 50's, and American Violet (2008) opposite Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard. Read more on iMDB