Jossie Thacker

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Jossie Thacker was born on January 1, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. As one of the most sought out dancers, touring the world with top artist such as; Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Guy and Heavy D, Jossie was invited to star as one of the acclaimed, “Fly Girls”, in Keenan Ivory Wayan’s, and FOX’s hit T.V show, “In Living Color”, alongside her girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Jamie Fox, and Damon Wayans.

Jossie became known as the world-renowned fly-girl who rocked the braids and ripped the dance floor. Jossie’s arrival in tinsel town on, In Living Color, set the stage for her flourishing acting career. Following, In Living Color, Jossie honed in on her natural acting talent landing starring roles in: NCIS, The West Wing, ER, Charmed & That’s So Raven, led to Jossie gracing the stage as “Desdemona” in Shakespeare’s, “Othello”, opposite acclaimed actor, Charles E. Dutton. Jossie’s stage credits also include the role of “Julia” in “Becoming Cuban”, written by Carlos LaCamara.

Cast in the lead role, “Margo”, alongside “Ugly Betty’s”, Tony Plana, in the LA production of Havana Bourgeois, then alongside “Cold Case”, lead actor, Danny Pino, in the Miami production, at the famous, Miracle Mile Theater. Jossie’s television credits include CBS’s, “NCIS”, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”, “Private Practice”, ABC Family’s, “Make it or Break it”, TNT’s, “The Closer”, Nickelodean’s “Gigantic”, and BC’s “The Event” and was recently seen on Bounce TV’s new hit series, “My Crazy Room mate”. Jossie can be seen this season in Fox’s, hit series, “EMPIRE”.

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Jossie’s lead performance in the NAACP nominated short, “Brooklyn’s bride to Jordan”, led to her award winning role, “Charlie”, in Chicago International Film Festival’s best film, “Mississippi Damned”, which earned Jossie “Best Supporting Actress” award. Jossie recently won the People’s Choice award for “Best Lead Actress”, at the Las Vegas Film Festival for her film work in, “No Weapon Formed Against Us”, and starred in award winning film, “Boppin’ at the Glue Factory”, as well as in, Sergio Arau’s film, “A Day without a Mexican”, “Who made the Potato Salad”, and, “The Halfway Diner”, written by, John Sayles, to name a few. Jossie was recently invited to become a Committee Board Member of the Chicago International Film Festival, Black Perspectives Program. Jossie’s producer credits, include acquiring projects under her production company “JoEJoS Productions”, and “BeFLYCreate, Inc.”, including the original screenplay, “Conversations with Damaged Men”, which stars Jossie in the challenging role of a bitter, paraplegic writer, “Joan’s Damn Studio”, a story of a struggling ex-dancer, single mom, fighting to keep her dance studio, as well as food on the table for both her son and displaced mother. And Jossie’s, real life passion project, “Just JOSSIE”, a web show on, YouTube, inspired by her 2 young boys. ”Just JOSSIE”, and her industry friends help navigate, teach and inspire dancers and all types of artist pursuing a career in the entertainment business. Jossie has been married for 18 years and is the proud mother of two boys. Jossie’s motto is: “Hard WORK + Immovable FAITH = Dreams ACTUALIZED”.

Danella Sealock(BET Hostess edition)

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Danella has always had a natural wit and instinctive timing that captivates. Her voice has been heard on airwaves in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami. While on television, she has hosted shows viewed both nationally and internationally all while never losing focus of the importance of giving back to her community.

After graduating from New York University, Danella started her career in radio spending the first few years honing her craft. While on air at Radio One, in Washington, D.C., she caught the eye of an executive at Viacom and launched her television career with BET Networks.

Danella began her TV career with a live-to-tape, spirited battle-of-the-sexes game show entitled, The Road Show, which aired daily. She later transitioned into entertainment news as the co-host of The Black Carpet, quickly becoming a popular fixture on the network. BET soon realized that she was a natural at bringing viewers the latest entertainment news and notable one-on-one celebrity interviews.  Her expertise in handling high profile events made her an ideal interviewer for red carpets ranging from the Grammys to blockbuster movie premiers.  Danella’s appeal, charm and professionalism made BET decide to utilize her talent on various shows on the network including BET International’s Welcome to America, which aired in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa and the Middle East.

In 2010, Danella was highly sought after to co-host The Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C. This opportunity led her to return to radio. She had amazing chemistry with Big Tigger and they took mornings in the nation’s capitol by storm.  Danella began her affiliation with NBC4 soon after her WPGC arrival as a weekly entertainment news contributor. Danella Dishes the Dirt, gave viewers a taste of the latest celebrity news and gossip.

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Danella did double duty on both television and radio with ease, until she made the transition to news, full-time, as NBC4’s morning traffic reporter.  In addition to guiding the nation’s capitol through its infamous gridlock, she also covered community-focused segments and various news specials enabling her to further grow her talents as a writer and producer.   With her style and knowledge, she seamlessly moved through her various roles.  In a town known for their loyalty to their media personalities, almost as much as their political party affiliations, Danella quickly won her audience over and became a fan favorite.

In 2014, Danella launched her own media relations company enabling her to share her vast experience with other media talents and public figures.  Currently, she represents clients in both Washington D.C. and Nairobi, Kenya.

Throughout her career, Danella has always been passionate about her community involvement.  Utilizing both personal and professional affiliations, she strives to be the voice for children, women and those in underserved communities.  When Danella is not on-air or representing her clients, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband, Kyle and their one-year-old son, Kyle Jace.