Introducing Tina Andrews, author of Queen Charlotte Sophia: A Royal Affair
Tina Andrews is an international award-winning writer, producer, director, actress as well as author, playwright, and multimedia visual artist.
Her non-fiction book, Sally Hemings An American Scandal: The Struggle to Tell The Controversial True Story (The Malibu Press), won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literary Nonfiction and the Literary Award of Excellence from the Memphis Writers Conference. The book was based on her award-winning CBS miniseries, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal which she wrote and Executive Produced. It was the highest rated, most watched miniseries of its season garnering Tina the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Long Form Television. She is the first African American to win the award in long form.
She also won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries or Special. CBS bought the miniseries based on her play The Mistress of Monticello, which Tina originally wrote and directed at the Chicago Dramatists Workshop. Tina's work in film and television has led to other accolades, including a Proclamation from the City Council of New York.
Tina performed as an actress in over 100 film and television roles including Conrack, starring Jon Voight; Carny starring Jodie Foster; and originated the seminal role of 'Valerie Grant' on Days of Our Lives in daytime television's first
interracial romance. But it was the role of Kunta Kinte's girlfriend 'Aurelia' in the acclaimed miniseries Roots which led to an incredible relationship with her literary mentor, author Alex Haley. Together they collaborated on the PBS miniseries, Alex Haley's Great Men of African Descent. To support her numerous successful projects Tina has appeared on Oprah; CBS This Morning; Frontline (PBS) and more.
Tina divides her time between New York, Los Angeles and London.
You can listen to a sneak peak of Queen Charlotte Sophia: A Royal Affair below: