Michael Cherrie, an award-winning actor from Trinidad and Tobago was chosen alongside award-winning actress Regina King (The more they fall) in his next film SHIRLEY.
Cherrie will play King’s husband Conrad O. Chisholm in the film produced by Participant and Regina King’s Royal Ties Productions.
Regina King will play Shirley Chisholm in the film written and directed by Oscar winner John Ridley. (12 Years a Slave, Guerrilla, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992).
SHIRLEY is the intimate portrait of pioneering political icon Shirley Chisholm, who was born into a Barbadian family and was the first black congresswoman and the first black woman to run for President of the United States, and the cost of achievement for Shirley herself.
This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s historic and groundbreaking presidential campaign, based on exclusive and in-depth conversations with her family, friends and those who knew her best.
Labeled the Black Brando for its performance in the British television production Channel 4 of Kittitian Born Caryl Phillips‘ The final stint in 1996, Cherrie is an award-winning actor at Cacique who has appeared in numerous theatrical and film productions at T&T and in the United States.
His theater credits in the United States include:
- A streetcar named Désir (Pablo)
- Lobby Hero (William)
- A production of A Raisin in the Sun where he played Walter Lee Younger
- Arthur Feinsod’s new play Table 17 where he played Winston Todd. His last appearance in the United States was as Marcus Garvey at the Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College “Marcus and Amy Garvey State Visit to Hartford, Connecticut”.
His on-screen work includes:
- Home again for Telefilm Canada
- The Mystic Masseur (Man in the Yellow Suit) for Merchant Ivory Films
- The recent Tribeca Film Festival selected “She Paradise” directed by Maya Cozier
Cherrie is represented by Question Mark Entertainment.
Commenting on his casting in the Netflix related production, Question Mark founders Simon Baptiste and Carolyn Pasea said, “Question Mark has always been proud to manage extraordinary talent. Michael’s work and dedication to his craft says a lot about his craft, but his integrity and character is what sets him apart from the rest, and the main reason we wanted to represent him. Michael is a good soul who wants everyone to be successful, and that prompts us to work harder on his behalf every day. “
Cherrie will act alongside a cast that also includes Lance Reddick (John Wick 1-4), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Christina Jackson (Swagger), Dorian Missick (For Life), Amirah Vann (Underground), W Earl Brown (Deadwood), with André Holland (Passing) and Terrence Howard (Empire).
The attendee will focus their impact work related to SHIRLEY on the company’s continued commitment to advancing civic engagement and social justice.
SHIRLEY will air on Netflix on a date to be announced.