“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.
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!”