Acting Up

Acting up is smart, relevant and dedicated to supporting Black Excellence in Hollywood. Hosted by Cortney Wills, TheGrio’s Entertainment Director and pop culture junkie, covering music, TV and film since 2005, she guides us through one-on-one conversations with icons, celebrities, actors, producers, directors, and all the Black people who keep this industry thriving.

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Episode 24

‘Finding Kendrick Johnson’ with Jenifer Lewis


October 22, 2021 - 32:11

Episode 23

Randy Huggins: Black Mafia Family


October 15, 2021 - 28:15

Episode 22

Desean Terry: Black Faces in White Spaces


October 8, 2021 - 30:22

Episode 21

Black to the Future


October 1, 2021 - 29:33

Episode 20

My Name Is Pauli Murray


September 24, 2021 - 35:28

Episode 19

Emmys So Black


July 15, 2021 - 13:41

Episode 18

Taking Over: O. T. Fagbenle


July 6, 2021 - 25:08

Episode 17

Raising the Bar: William Jackson Harper


July 1, 2021 - 43:39

Episode 16

Black Women in Comedy


June 24, 2021 - 43:33

Episode 15

Reality TV Gets Real: Eboni K. Williams


June 17, 2021 - 55:06

Episode 14

PRIDE & JOY: Brandon Kyle Goodman


June 10, 2021 - 45:26

Episode 13

Inside Tribeca Film Festival


June 3, 2021 - 35:03 mins

Episode 12

Dawn Porter: The Way She Sees It


May 27, 2021 - 33:37 mins

Episode 11

The Magic of Nicole Beharie


May 20, 2021 - 31:52 mins

Episode 10

Breaking Stigmas Onscreen


May 13, 2021 - 34:48 mins

Episode 9

Meeting The Moment: Omar Dorsey


May 6, 2021 - 40:43 mins

Episode 8

The Power of Black Superheroes


April 29, 2021 - 26:42 mins

Episode 7

2021 Oscars: Are They Still So White?


April 22, 2021 - 33:16 mins

Episode 6

Does THEM Take Trauma Too Far?


April 15, 2021 - 30:15 mins

Episode 5

SEAspiracy: Climate Change Is Racist


April 7, 2021 - 36:14 mins