What you don't know about the Black-ish cast

Did you know that Anthony Anderson features in the Scarface video game? We have found the best unknown facts about the Black-ish stars.

30 August 2018

Miles Brown - Jack

Did you know that Miles Brown is not only a dancing sensation but he is also madly in love with basketball. Not only does he kick it and play basketball, he is the official Jr. NBA reporter and he is the youngest member on the Jr .NBA council of members. In fact when he grows up, he doesn’t want to be an actor, a dancer or follow in his father’s footsteps and be a rapper; instead he dreams of being in the NBA.

His job as the cutest kid on a TV show helped him to play his first Basketball Celebrity Game at the NBA All-Star Weekend, did we add he is the youngest player to ever play?

As an ambassador for the Jr. NBA he has already met some of the greatest of our times: Steph Curry, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russel and Magic Johnson; his favourite moment was when he met his icon LeBron James.

Miles saw LeBron sitting in the front row at the ESPY’s and he went to taphim on the shoulder. “Hey Miles!” he was completely shook that LeBron knew him by name. Sure not to waste to a moment Miles asked LeBron if he could be in the sequel to the classic Space Jam, LeBron said maybe, so we will wait with baited breath.

Marcus Scribner - Junior

Marcus is all about impacting a change in the world. He is using his status and platform to make sure that he leaves the world a better place than when he found it. He aims to inspire people around the world to do better in their communities.

His belief is that you don’t know where the next great idea will come from, and if you better equip children and give them resources, they can do more than they can with the little they currently have. He is involved in the Sandals Foundation and Animal Tracks.

Yara Shahidi - Zoey

Yara is a lover of podcasts! Like most people her age she consumes the information she wants to when she wants to. She always has headphones in her ears and her favourite podcasts are Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell, Pod Save the People from Crooked Media and The Nod from Gimlet Media. Her nickname is walking playlist.

Tracee Ellis Ross - Rainbow

We are crushing on Tracee’s style, she is one of the twenty first’s century’s style icon. After Tracee graduated from Brown University she went to work in the fashion closet of Mirabella and New York Magazine. She cites her mother, Diana Ross as her source of fashion influence.

Anthony Anderson - Andre 

Anthony Anderson has not only graced both the small and silver screens as an actor but he is also the star of a few video games, what! He is a drug dealer on the game Scarface: The World is Yours and features in Def Jam: Icon as Troy Dollar. Def Jam merges hip-hop culture with lifestyle with it being an epic street fight with tons of style. He is also the voice behind several monsters in Diablo: III.

Jenifer Lewis - Ruby

Jenifer has written a memoir of her life cementing her status as the “Mother of Black Hollywood”. She has had over 30 years in the business with appearances in more than 300 film, television, stage and cabaret and she is always unforgettable! She has played mother to Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur, Taraji P. Henson and now Anthony Hamilton.

The memoir is unapologetically honest about her encounters with poverty, molestation, abortion and Hollywood. with more than forty coloured photographs. She speaks of how resilience has been the most important thing in her life as she has been to hell and back, she says: When you come through that fire, you don’t [mess] around”. At the soul of the book  is: “ Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”

Laurence Fishburne - Pops

Laurence is one of the few people in the world who have appeared in both the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we are jealous! He has been reading comics since he was a child. His first role in a superhero movie was when he voiced the Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) in Fox’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It wasn’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it was a step closer to his destiny. He portrayed Perry White the editor of The Daily Planet in DC’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. His latest role in the MCU as Bill Foster (Goliath) in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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