Spotlight: FUNMI JAMES


FUNMI JAMES by Rachel Lousie Bradley
Photo: Rachel Lousie Bradley
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87 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS
Phone: 020-7684 0187
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Playing Age:24 - 32 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-African, Black-Caribbean
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Sincere
Voice Quality:Smooth

About me:

Recently in 6 UNDERGROUND directed by MICHAEL BAY starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Hardy, and Melanie Laurent. Other credits include Civil Servant F.Jenson in Lessons in Love and Violence by award-winning director KATIE MITCHELL at the ROH, composer GEORGE BENJAMIN and playwright MARTIN CRIMP.

Stage Film Voice Over Commercial Further Credits
2018, Stage, F.Jensen, Lesson in Love and Violence, Royal Opera House, Katie Mitchell
2017, Stage, Hayley, The First 30 Seconds, AM I WRITE?, The Union Theatre, Rob Pomfret
2017, Stage, Michelle, NO WHERE TO GO, The Courtyard Theatre, Joel Smith
2017, Stage, Chloe, SCRAMBLED, The Courtyard Theatre, Cory Haas
2017, Stage, Emma, CONTRACTIONS, Oxford House Theatre, Kitty Myers
2017, Stage, Tanya, PIMP BOBBY, Leicester Square Theatre, Collective Collaboration
2017, Stage, Carla, THE WASP, Leicester Square Theatre, Collective Collaboration
2012, Stage, Kee, CHILDREN OF MEN, The Electric Lodge (LA), Joanne Baron
2018, Feature Film, Zainab, 6 Underground, Excellent Productions LTD (Netflix), Micheal Bay
2017, Film, Raven, Partners In Crime (Short), Little Nomad Films, Mari Olan
2014, Film, Jordan, Next In Line Please Wait Here (Short), Nicole Acevedo
2013, Film, Wife, The Listing Agent-Short (NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL WINNER), Curry/Rueda Films, Matthew Douglas Helfgott
2012, Film, Lucy, Anniversary (Short), Jellybean Productions, Vivian Nappier
2012, Film, Lakeisha, Loving Serenity (Short), Tami DeVine
2012, Feature Film, Stacy (Lead Role), Ruination, Jellybean Productions, Vivian Nappier
Voice Over
2014, Voice Over, Affinity (Lead Role), JEALOUS GATORS, Billy Monroe
2018, Commercial, House Host, CompanySalt.TV, EDF Energy, Nick Collett
2017, Commercial, Factory Worker, Prettybird, Wren Kitchens, Matt Piedmont
2014, Commercial, Customer, ETO, ETO Doors
2012, Commercial, Customer, Nandar Entertainment, VideoConnect, Nancy Criss
Further Credits
2019, Workshop, Dusty/Thorn, Gentrified, Paul McNeilly/David Bottomley
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Mrs Whitelaw/The Blonde, JEANNIE, Nicolette Kay


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, African-West, American-African American, American-California, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Nigerian
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Aerobics, African Dance-Traditional, Alto, Dance (general), Drums, Drums-African, Freestyle Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Salsa Dancing, Singing (general)
Performance:Actor-Singer, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Meisner Technique, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Body Combat, Bowling, Climbing, Cycling, Handball, Rowing, Running, Skipping Rope, Softball, Volleyball
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Alexander Technique, Computer Literate, Cooking/Baking, Hair Braiding, Improvisation, Mime


The Naked Face Screen Masterclass

Identity School of Acting

Chapman University - Directing and Acting for Film- Los Angeles, CA

Hey, I Saw Your Commercial! -Los Angeles, CA

Masterclass (Meisner)-Los Angeles, CA

Adult Commercial Workshop-Los Angeles, CA

The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio - Meisner Technique (2-year program)- Los Angeles, CA

Michael Frederick - Alexander Technique-Los Angeles, CA

Rex Knowles - Improv Comedy-Chattanooga, TN

Joanne Malin - Accents, Dialects and Voice-Chattanooga, TN