Photo shoot

June 9, 2016

Zakiya recently spent the day shooting an ad campaign for a company with national success.  This is her first professional job as a print model and she secured the job through Actors Access.  Zakiya is a firm believer in actively pursuing opportunities on her own, as well as through her fantastic management team.  This self…

Zakiya hits the silver screen

June 9, 2016

Yup! You read that correctly – Zakiya accomplished a new goal in 2016 – she shot her first scene in a film.  This is a year of exciting on camera opportunities.  She was thrilled to be cast in the upcoming independent film “Sidney Hall”.  You can read more about the project here – http://variety.com/2016/film/news/logan-lerman-elle-fanning-shawn-christensen-sidney-hall-1201576788/ . Zakiya also…

Zakiya Young – audiobook narrator

December 8, 2015

Zakiya has added a new and challenging credit to her resume – audiobook narrator.  An avid reader herself,  she is excited to inhabit characters and bring life to words on the page for listeners around the world.  Her first recording, a novel called “Cooking the Books” by Bonnie S. Calhoun is now available at amazon.com.…

Disgraced at Berkeley Rep and Seattle Rep

December 8, 2015

Zakiya continues to portray powerhouse lawyer Jory in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Kimberly Senior, who also directed the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of this play, “Disgraced” opened a successful run at The Goodman Theater in Chicago on September 21, 2015 which was extended due to popular demand.  The…

Zakiya talks about “Disgraced”

October 5, 2015

Check out this great video from The Goodman Theatre – I discuss my character, Jory and the importance of this timely play.  Also see some footage from the show! Actor Zakiya Young talks about Disgraced If you haven’t seen the play yet, you have until October 25th! We extended from our original closing date of…

Disgraced at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago

September 18, 2015

Zakiya is excited to be playing the role of Jory in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Kimberly Senior, who also directed the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs of this play, “Disgraced” will be opening at The Goodman Theater in Chicago on September 21, 2015, with preview performances September 16 –…

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