Branding herself as Actress Powell
Rollie Powell was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents were the late Barbara and Joseph Austin. Rollie has 4 Brothers and 1 Sister. She graduated at the age of 17 from Charles L Harper, where she left home and became a single mother raising 6 children: three boys and three girls. Rollie lost her 17-year-old son, David, in February 2007 from a car crash and it was a major devastation in her life.
Rollie asked God to give her peace with losing her son, mother, and father by giving her something to do. Something to ease the pain. In 2007, she performed in a play at New Direction Ministries, where First Lady and Pastor Dier Hopkins is the Founder. The play was called, The Ten Women In The Bible”, where Rollie played Ruth. A few weeks later, she received a phone call, to audition for a play called, Do Sinners Have A Soul? Rollie then started her journey as an actress and began branding herself as Actress Powell.
Rollie was also cast in a play called, ATL Jail Stage. She played three roles in this play.
Rollie prayed to be a part of a cast with the Playwright TY Martin, where later that week, she ran into Ty Martin at Brad James Acting Class. Two months later, she became a part of his cast, performing twice with, The Color Of My Skin”, Diva Rella”, Bridge Of No Return”, Lord, Why Me?, They Rose Above It All, and Behind Closed Doors.
In 2012, Rollie was the Lending Actress at the Fox Theater, in the Stage Play Biblical Principle. She also has been in films such as, From This Day On TV Show, All My Love, Secured Tightly, and Let’s Get It On-The Movie. Actress Powell has appeared as an extra on The Rickey Smiley Show. She will be featured in, I Do, Maybe? The Movie will be filming September 29, 2013. Actress Powell also recently received an award from a Facebook friend, Bavallee Bernstein, for the category of Best Supportive Friend.
Rollie works for the Georgia Department of Labor, where she has been employed for 11 years. Rollie is also married to a man, she met 23 years ago, the author (Arthur “Art” Powell).
Hear more of Actress Rollie Powell with Celeste & Norm on the Women On The Rise Program.
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