ACTOR & MODEL
Jada Samone’ is a published model and actress. Born and raised in North Carolina. She started her journey to pursue her dreams in television, film, commercials and modeling this year 2022.
She has walked for some of the biggest fashion events such as; LA Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and Atlanta Fashion Week. She has graced the cover of magazines (inside) as well and have appeared on several daytime TV shows virtually; “America’s Funniest Videos, Tamron Hall Show, The Wendy Williams Show and Watch What happens live with Andy Cohen”.
"One step at a time, I will reach my destination"
When did you start to get interested in music?
When I was younger, I loved watching my favorite television shows Martin, The Parker’s, All of Us, Living Single, It’s a different world and Roseanne. I used to sit in front of the TV and act like the different characters, recite the lines word for word. I would record myself acting as if I was an actor, find monologues and scripts online from different television shows and practice them I had even started writing my own stuff! It was also this television show on TV called “America’s Next Top Model” omg I would not miss one episode. I would be in the mirror posing different ways, applying lots of makeup, playing dress up trying to impersonate the models that were on the TV show, I loved Tyra Banks.
I would put on heels, prop my phone up and just walk back and forth. I became obsessed with the vision of being on television. Not to sound too cocky, but I’m a natural and I was made to entertain. I was in middle school so I would say I was about 11 or 12, I would go on google and find modeling and talent agencies that were in my area and I would sit on the floor and apply to so many agencies. I would check my email and I had so many agencies wanting to work with me.
I would even answer weird numbers that were calling on the house phone and guess who it was? Agencies wanting to work with me— they told me I had a unique look and they wanted to meet me! I was so excited to hear from so many agencies.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
One step at a time, I will reach my destination.
Which is the part you enjoy the most about music?
What I love most about modeling is the sense of freedom. The highlight of my career so far has probably been the people I’ve gotten to meet and work with. It really helped my self esteem. I love traveling. I love the independence.
I love the challenges; it keeps me on my toes and on edge. What pulls me into acting is that it is a way to explore life and different emotions. Acting is storytelling. I knew I was an actor before I ever stepped foot on set or did any acting. I told my grandmother as a child that this is what I would do.
I particularly love the character development process, from image to physicality, creating the tiny details and watching how everything is put together behind the scenes.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… In which aspects has music helped you?
My art has helped me a lot in healing through some of my past traumas. Acting and modeling helped me own my individuality and care less about what others think. I developed confidence and pride in my accomplishments. It has been a space I get to develop myself openly. It has helped me discover who I am.
What does music mean to you?
My art means everything to me it is my gift and my purpose. Acting is a fun physical activity for me that relieves stress, and a platform to face all the different emotions we as humans have within us. I like being able to tap into different emotions that I don’t use on a daily basis and seeing how far I can go. It changes my brain fundamentally and pushes me beyond my limits. Now modeling allows me to be creative.
Who are your idols?
A lot of my idols are people on the screen. There are many interesting people whom I admire and love; Steve Harvey, Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell, Monique, Duane Martin, LisaRaye, Kim Coles, Novi Brown, KJ Smith, Crystal Renee, Shannon Thornton, Brandee Evans, Gail Bean, Psalms Salazar, Regina Hall, Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Devale Ellis, Tami Roman I can go on and on.
If you didn’t like music, what would you like to do?
If I didn’t like modeling, TV/Film or the entertainment industry I always said that I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. I wanted to be a registered nurse, LPN or a labor and delivery nurse.
Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?
The industry is continuously growing and changing everyday. I’ve been seeing way more diversity. I’m seeing the industry is more open to new talent and new faces. Once upon a time you could count on both hands the number of media companies. Now streaming services are providing access to more actors, and making it easier than ever for new artists to find opportunities and social media has become an outlet for aspiring actors or models to showcase their work. Then, the pandemic changed everything — the industry was forced to try new things.
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
To create stories that change the world and leave a BIG impact on other people’s lives. To encourage people that sometimes you have to risk it all for a dream only YOU can see for yourself. Also, being able to show my creative side on a deeper level meaning stepping into filmmaking, writing, producing and directing. I have so many visions and stories I want to bring to life. Who knows my stories may help someone some day. I want to help create that magic and leave that legacy in the world.
Which are your upcoming projects?
New York Fashion Week, a social experiment TV show and few more TV Shows coming soon.