About Cortney Wills

Cortney M. Wills is the Entertainment Director at TheGrio and host of our latest podcast initiative, Acting Up.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the Medill alum began her career at Time Inc. and has since covered music, film, television, and pop culture for numerous publications including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, MTV News, JET, and more.
Much of her work at TheGrio focuses on holding Hollywood accountable and examines how stories about our people, our culture, and our communities are being told on screens big and small.
She’s currently based in Los Angeles where she resides with her husband and children.

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Team Dream
September 23, 2022
“Team Dream” premiered at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival to a standing ovation and now the inspirational short film from
September 17, 2022
After months of anticipation, “The Woman King” is finally in theaters and the film, led by Oscar-winner Viola Davis, is
Zendaya made history at the “74th Emmy Awards” in more ways than one.  The “Euphoria” star, who won Outstanding Lead
Black beauty was on full display Monday night when celebs like Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Quinta Brunson and others hit
“Breaking” is hitting theaters today and it’s not to be missed. The film that stars John Boyega as troubled veteran
August 18, 2022
Idris Elba is gracing the big screen in the heart-pounding thriller, “Beast,” but fans might be surprised by what they
After news broke that Angela Yee would be leaving her long-time post as co-host of “The Breakfast Club” to launch
Actress Holly Robinson Peete Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
August 12, 2022
Holly Robinson Peete is back with a brand new project on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and theGrio caught up with
Amanda Seales
August is comedy month at theGrio, so there couldn’t be a more fitting guest to kick off the return of
July 25, 2022
Chinonye Chukwu has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming film, “TILL,” and the riveting sneak peek already has
After months of anticipation, audiences will finally discover what the long-awaited third feature film from Jordan Peele is all about,
Showtime’s latest release, The First Lady, is causing quite the stir among viewers of the project that stars Viola Davis as
March 26, 2022
Oscars weekend kicked off with a star-studded affair on Friday night when some of Hollywood’s brightest stars gathered for the
Fast Company Innovation Festival - Day 3
As the ceremony’s producer, Will Packer is making history at this year’s Academy Awards.  This time around, viewers can expect
February 26, 2022
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first award show appearance since moving to the U.S. at the NAACP Image
February 26, 2022
The 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards is in full effect with Anthony Anderson serving as host of the annual award
HBO may have a hit on its hands if the first few episodes of The Gilded Age are any indication
892 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, marking the feature directorial debut of Abi Damaris Corbin. The film showcases stunning
Sundance thegrio.com
January 24, 2022
The Sundance Film Festival is currently underway, and this year’s lineup features exciting films ranging from stirring dramas to urgent
Neil Philips
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is holding the 2022 Golden Globes in Los Angeles Sunday night, but don’t expect