My greatest ambitions are to star in a John Singleton film and be an Oscar Award contender.
Jamila Bishop was most recently seen on TV One’s For My Man as Sonya O’Neal, Destination America’s A Haunting portraying a Pyschic, on BET’s Criminals at Work as Susan Gellis. She has recently completed production for a feature film titled, Free Ride, a TV series called Chase Street, and a student film called Tour Guides.
Jamila studied with Playwright, Director, and Producer, David E. Talbert, John P. Graves, Kenneth McGregor, and actor Tasha Smith. She has also taken classes at TVI Studios (New York) with Casting Directors such as Jeanine Bartel and Allison Shomer. Additionally, Jamila took theatre classes at Pennsylvania State University.
Jamila played the role of Dr. Johnson in the Independent film Her Little Secret and appeared on a PBS short film Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries where she played a maidservant. Jamila has also performed in theatre productions such as Kristen in Rhythm of Success, Margie in Sunday Brunch, Monica Miller in And Here We Go Again, and Shykedah in The Things Church People Won't Say.
Jamila enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is an avid reader and traveler. Jamila enjoys dancing Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa. Jamila has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. She would like to thank her family and friends for the support they have shown her over the years as well as give thanks to the Directors who has given her the opportunity to be a part of their production. Jamila’s greatest ambitions are to star in a John Singleton film and be an Oscar Award contender.
Jamila is one of the best I have ever worked with. Unlike so many others, Jamila is very punctual and on-time. When she shoot starts at 1:00, she is there at 1:00. Not 1:06. Not 1:57. 1 o'clock sharp! I was impressed. She communicates very promptly with you if there is ever an issue with time or place. Jamila has so many good poses, and is beautiful and photogenic in any light. On top of that, if there is an error or a need to re-shoot, Jamila is a very patient person. I would recommend her to anyone.
Working with Jamila Bishop is always a pleasure and exciting experience for me. We have been castmates in a few productions from web series to stage plays and I have even had the pleasure of casting Jamila for a new media project which is in pre-production at this time. Jamila is as professional as she is talented and beautiful. I am extremely proud to work alongside an actor who has obtained SAG-AFTRA membership and has not gotten an inflated ego. “Humble, Hungry and Hustlin’” is how I describe Jamila. I could go into a forest hungry and naked and come out with a full belly and a fur outfit if I have people like Jamila on my team. I am truly a fan of Jamila Bishop!!
I was introduced to Jamila when we co-starred in the play “Sunday Brunch.” Jamila is a professional who was passionate about her role. She brought life to her character, Margie. Her interaction on stage with the other actors made it so easy for us to bond with one another and deliver many successful performances. Off stage, Jamila is charming and friendly. She is fun to be around and has a very warm spirit. She is stylish and well-groomed and has always conducted herself as a woman of character and integrity. I think highly of Jamila and I wish her the best in all her future endeavors.
Jamila Bishop is a hard-working, talented actress. Her time is most spent working in her craft or perfecting her craft. Either way, with both experiences, her ambition, work ethics, and God-given gifts, Jamila Bishop proves to be a treasure to our creative world.