Teyonah Parris stars as Miki Howard in new TV One ‘Unsung’ Biopic

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

Miki Howard lived the life of R&B royalty in the late 80’s and early 90’s as a chart-topping soul singer, with hits like “Come Share My Love” and “Ain’t Nobody Like You.” But while the songstress rode the highs of fame, she also faced domestic abuse, drug addiction and betrayal. Howard’s life story is now being depicted in a new TV One movie called “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” the first feature film inspired by the ‘Unsung’ documentary series.

‘Dear White People’ series is coming to Netflix and we’re excited

Actress Teyonah Parris, whose acting credits include “Chi-raq” “Mad Men” “Survivor’s Remorse” and “Dear White People,” will star as Miki Howard. The two stars stopped by theGrio to talk about the new movie, the perils of fame and how they learned life lessons from each other by bringing Miki’s story to life on the big screen.

Check out the interview and the trailer below!

Teyonah Parris: The first black character at the ‘Mad Men’ office speaks out

“Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” airs June 12, 7/6 Central on TV One.