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55: A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr.- EPS 55 – How to Be a Successful Working Actor – Nakia Dillard

Nakia Dillard is my latest guest on (A Conversation With Podcast). Nakia is a veteran film, television, and theater actor who started his journey at the legendary Freedom Theater in Philadelphia. He has since gone on to have many roles onscreen. Nakia is a passionate and very honest actor who has a lot to say about his journey in the entertainment industry.

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Actor, writer, director, and entrepreneur, Nakia Dillard is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As a child, his love of arts introduced him to a whole new world of colors, animation, and imagination. Being extremely talented in this field of artistry. Nakia anticipated this as a life career and profession. However, that was before he enrolled and attended his Alma mater, the prestigious Freedom Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he met the renowned acting coach Ricardo Martin who introduced him to the Rainbow Company where he further pursued his acting abilities and progressed to performing at the distinguished Hedgerow and The Wilma Theaters.

Nakia has worked alongside with some of the most recognized and very influential names in the industry including actor and director Bill Duke. He has appeared as a frequent character in the critically acclaimed TV series as Luscious in The Wonder Years" on Abc and Hulu.com and landed a role in Season 2 on Black Mafia Family on Starz Black lightning as Terrance long on Netflix .a recurring role on HBO's The Wire", as Lambert. Nakia has appeared in projects with Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce, Kerry Washington and other notable performers and more.

Today, Nakia is steadily fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams as an activist and entrepreneur in the community that propelled his career. He is the founder of Aikan Entertainment Solutions and Aikan Acts. Aikan Entertainment Solutions is an organization that empowers, encourages and challenges the entrepreneurial spirits of the youth. Aikan Acts trains and prepares students of all ages beginning at age seven through adult, in the art of acting as well as other artistic creative outlets.


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