Dan-Neika Clay is an actress that resides in Atlanta, GA. She’s from Baltimore, Maryland by way of Dayton, Ohio. She began her acting career in 2010 after landing her first casting call audition as a hostess for the Peachtree Village International Film Festival. Soon after, she started doing extra work for Tyler Perry’s “The Family That Preys” and “Good Deeds”; feature film “What To Expect When Expecting”; and TV show, “Drop Dead Diva.”
In 2012, she auditioned and was cast for her first indie film as lead actress in “Finding Forever in Love” (Deri Tyton, director). She then earned a supporting role in indie film “Something Unexpected” (Chase Walker, director); and featured roles in other indie projects such as C.I.G.A.R (Yahya McClain, director); “A.T.L. Above The Law” (Dorian Forbes, director); served as a personality hostess for several events in Atlanta; and she briefly assisted casting director, LaQuanda Plantt for ElleQ Casting, to get a view behind the audition table.
To improve her craft in acting, she became a student and is currently mentored by actor Brad James (Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse) in which she has given him the name, “Sensei,” because she has been molded and taught to be a fearless actress. She also has done workshops with legendary actresses, Jasmine Guy, Kim Fields; playwright, David E. Talbert; and casting director of the television series, Empire, Leah Daniels-Butler.
She currently is in pre-production for the web series “RateddGIRLS” (Ramaiseya Parham, director); and feature film “KARMA” (Joy Evans, director). Also, she was just selected to play lead actress in the web series “Never Stop” (Kimberly DeWitt, director). Even with much on her acting plate, she’s actively searching for a talent agent.
Her dream is to become a full-time actress; to play a character in Lee Daniels’ hit TV show on FOX “Empire”; and to get calls from producers and casting directors wanting her for their projects.
She is a graduate of Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) with a degree in marketing & public relations; and she’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Her hobbies include: working out, watching football — especially her Baltimore Ravens — watching TV, and cuddling with her dog, Kammi, and her cat, Nae-Nae.
Her positive quote to live by is: Trust God!
Dan-Neika can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow her on Instagram @DANNEICHICK
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