With the launch of our latest series, Quorum, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.
Arnetia Walker was 16 and attending New York’s prestigious High School of the Performing Arts
when she was cast in her Broadway debut, Lorraine Hansberry’s “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.” Soon after, she went on to standby for Stephanie Mills as Dorothy in the original Broadway run of The Wiz. Cast as Lorrell Robinson in the National and International companies of Dreamgirls, Ms. Walker eventually achieved the distinction of being the only woman to have played all three of the show’s principal characters. Two Gentlemen of Verona, Raisin, Head of
Passes and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom round out her stage credits.
Ms. Walker has an extensive list of television credits; among them are Dynasty on which she currently has a recurring role, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Steve Harvey Show, City of Angels, Touched By An Angel, Malcolm and Eddie, The Cosby Mysteries, Just Shoot Me, NYPD Blue, and Nurses. Her film credits include: College Road Trip, For Love of the Game, Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Love Crimes, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cast a Deadly Spell, and The Wizard of Speed and Time.
In 2012, Ms. Walker enrolled in American University’s School of Communications to earn a BA as a Film and New Media major with a Literature Minor. For the past twenty years, between acting jobs, she has mentored young acting hopefuls and taught and directed Theater and Performing arts for children of all ages.
Presently, she resides in the Washington DC area and is married to news anchor Elliott Francis. They have one son, Trevor.
For a more comprehensive look at Ms. Walker’s achievements, go to: www.arnetiawalker.com