Iron Fist

March 22, 2017

Have you checked out Iron Fist on Netflix yet? You might see a familiar face when you tune in…. Check out Zakiya as Nurse Smith in episodes 1 & 2! ūüôā Pre-shoot!¬†It’s a wrap!

La La Land

February 14, 2017

Well folks, it happened. I moved to Los Angeles a week ago. The actual move happened rather suddenly, however, moving to the west coast had been on my heart for about a year. I wasn’t fully convinced that I should make the change, but around Thanksgiving, things started falling into place and here I am!¬†This…

Developmental readings

July 20, 2016

Zakiya has spent the last few weeks working on some exciting new projects. The first project was a reading for a new musical called “Remission”. ¬†The musical had three public readings as part of the NYMF Developmental Reading Series. ¬†An incredible creative team of all women included Rebekah M. Allen, composer, book¬†writer and lyricist, ¬†director…

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 –¬†¬†. 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…

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