Lonette McKee was born on July 22, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan and she is an American film and television actress, music composer/producer/songwriter, screenwriter and director.
Biography and Career
Lonette McKee was born on July 22, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan and she is an American film and television actress, music composer, producer, songwriter and director. She is the daughter of Dorothy and Lonnie McKee.
Her career began in the music business in Detroit as a child prodigy, where she started writing music, lyrics, singing, playing keyboards and performing at the age of seven. At fourteen she recorded her first record, which became an instant regional pop/R&B hit. McKee wrote the title song for the film Quadroon when she was fifteen.
She has written and produced three s
olo LPs, the most recent, Natural Love, for Spike Lee's Columbia 40 Acres and A Mule label. McKee scored the music for the well received cable documentary on the Lower Manhattan African Burial Ground as well as numerous infomercials.
McKee has toured extensively throughout the world singing concert performances including the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall. She studied film directing at The New School in New York and apprenticed directing with filmmaker Spike Lee. She studied singing with Dini Clark and ballet with Sarah Tayir, both in Los Angeles.
She won critical acclaim for her Broadway debut performance in the musical The First. She became the first African American to play the coveted role of Julie in the Houston Grand Opera's production of Show Boat on Broadway for which she received a Tony Award nomination.
She teaches a master acting workshop at Centenary College of New Jersey where she serves as an adjunct professor in the Theater Arts department. She is producing her first feature film Dream Street, which she wrote and will direct.
Birth Name: Lonette McKee
Birth: July 22, 1954
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