Deborah Joy Winans Talks Famous Family, Greenleaf and More [Interview]
I had a chance to chat with Deborah Joy Winans about the final season of Greenleaf (which premieres tonight), growing up in a famous family, not making singing a priority and more. Listen to the interview.
The final season of “Greenleaf” premieres tonight (June 23) at 9 pm ET on OWN.
Deborah Joy Winans comes from the legendary Winans family. The award-winning Winans family is well-known in the world of Gospel music. Deborah told me that she never wanted to pursue music, which sounds strange, since she comes from such a musical family. She said her parents and brothers were supportive of her choice to pursue acting. But when her dad heard her audition for a role in a musical, she said he told her, "Joy that's a shame!" She wasn't sure if he meant her singing was bad, but he went on to tell her, "Joy it's so good." He gave her some great advice and told her to use her gift - her voice - for people.
Deborah has played her Aunt Cece twice - in 'Born for This' and 'Whitney.' In Greenleaf, which is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Deborah plays Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee, the daughter of Bishop James Greenleaf. Deborah says that this season, Charity, will not be pushed around.
"For the past four seasons, 'Greenleaf' has centered on the titular Greenleaf family and its Memphis megachurch. The show stars Merle Dandridge, Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker and Deborah Joy Winans." ~ Variety
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