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ADM_UNDERGROUNDTCA_BT_042 - 08 January - Pasadena, Ca - Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Amirah Vann, Jessica de Gouw. Arrivals for the WGN America Winter TCA Tour "Underground" held at The Langham Hotel. Pictured: Amirah Vann Ref: SPL1205175 080116 Picture by: AdMedia / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York:212-619-2666 London:870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

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Amirah Vann Photos

Amirah Vann is the #breakfree beauty dominating WGN’s “Underground” on Wednesdays.

Week after week the proud Afro-Latina from Far Rockaway Queens brings Ms. Ernestine, the mother of escaped house slave Rosa Lee, to life.

A true scene stealer, Ernestine carries her wisdom alongside her signature furrowed brow that’s full of the harsh and at times deadly secrets she’s harboring.

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Amirah, 29, is well aware that while she’s working diligently to ensure the accuracy of her character there are still people who are against watching a slave drama centered on “The Underground Railroad.”

“This is our story and we want to turn our backs on it because we haven’t been taught about it accurately,” Vann told ESSENCE. “This is a testament to our love and resilience. This is our Exodus. Let’s talk about Harriet Tubman and Harriet Jacobs.”

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Have you been watching WGN’s Underground????Celebrities attending the "Underground" Los Angeles Premiere held at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Pictured: Amirah Vann Ref: SPL1240428 020316 Picture by: AdMedia / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York:212-619-2666 London:870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com Amirah Vann’s definitely one to watch.
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