MADE Magazine Spring 2019 May 2019 - Page 31

MADEFEATURE MADELIFE MADEXXX Q & A WITH AMIRAH Vann MADE BY KRIS CHRISTIAN Amirah Vann is a creative force to be reckoned with. Playing roles we love like Tegan on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, she not only gives us life but she gives us representation. In a Q&A with MADE, Vann talks about passion, patience and preparation as an actress. MADE: When did you discover your creative passions? What inspired you to pursue Acting as a career? AMIRAH: I discovered creativity in my household at a very young age. My family formed a salsa band using kitchen applianc- es as instruments like the grater and pots. I chose acting as a career because teachers and directors believed in me. They saw something in me. I didn’t know was there and I’m eternally grateful. MADE: What advice would you give your younger self as a student at Fordham chasing your dream? AMIRAH: I would say to my younger self...the truth is effortless. Passion and patience and all else are available to you when you sit peacefully in truth. MADE: As a successful Afro-latina in Hollywood, how do you remain true to yourself while avoiding one-dimensional perceptions of others? AMIRAH: Oh those “others”! I am constantly checking in with myself. How can I grow, learn, be more available to the amazing women I represent and tell their stories truthfully and wholly. If I believe #mademaven 31