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Venida Evans

 David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Generation Kill,' and Eric Overmyer, writer-producer of 'Homicide' and 'Law & Order,'  'Treme' is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. It chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents as they rebuild their lives and their city. ‘Treme,' pronounced Truh-may, takes its title from the name of one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, an historically important source of African-American music and culture. Season 1 began in fall of 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina.

David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’ and ‘Generation Kill,’ and Eric Overmyer, writer-producer of ‘Homicide’ and ‘Law & Order,’  ‘Treme’ is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. It chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents as they rebuild their lives and their city. ‘Treme,’ pronounced Truh-may, takes its title from the name of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, an historically important source of African-American music and culture.
Season 1 began in fall of 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina.

 

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“TREME” (HBO) With Khandi Alexander

Evans referred to herself as a “flavor of the month” in a 2009 interview with The Detroit News.  She was referring specifically to the sudden interest in her career after working as an actress for more than thirty years.

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March! (2010)

 

Evans told The Detroit News, “Baby, it’s a roller coaster ride. But I’m having a lot of fun… There have been a lot of ups and downs. But suddenly I’m experiencing a real up-kick, which is scary but exciting.” On May 21, 2009, she also appeared on ABC’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire winning $8000.  Venida is most recently known for her role of Mrs. Brooks on the HBO drama “Treme.”

Venida’s first response to young people wanting to enter showbusiness was “don’t”.  She then said she would remind them that whatever the ride, to remember, “And this too shall pass!”

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venida_Evans http://youtu.be/2ItLB0KcW38 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0263287/ http://thatblackgirlsite.com/blog/pop-culture/mystery-solved-venida-evans-is-the-ikea-lady/