If you were growing up in the 80s and enjoyed watching the various TV shows as a pastime, you probably were pretty familiar with most of the hit TV shows back then. There were many shows that focused on family dynamics, but there’s one show that we’re sure you will never forget – FAMILY MATTERS!
Born in St. Louis, but raised in Los Angeles Jaimee Foxworth is an Actress, Singer, and Author known for her roles on “Amen” & “Family Matters.” Though she began her acting career at the age of 6, Jaimee initially got into acting by way of her older sister wanting to become an actress. Jaimee tells us that initially, she went on auditions because it was something her mother took her and her 2 sisters out to. After she realized that turning into a character helped her break out of her shyness for a short time, Jaimee says that she grew to love it!
“I enjoy the fact that acting challenges me. The most difficult thing about acting to me is the anxiety that auditioning can cause. I’m pretty shy around strangers, so playing a character gives me a chance to be more outspoken than usual. I also work best on the spot & that’s what acting really is – on the spot. When the director says, “action!”, you have to bring it. If you don’t have tough skin, have a passion for it or can handle rejection, then it’s not the career for you.”
Though she faced a few difficulties that were within herself, it did not stop her grind!
“Wondering if I was doing a good job or if I was a good actress. As well as feeling that I had to always be “on” & impress the adults in front me (producers, writers). I don’t really face those same challenges because I don’t have those same insecurities anymore. I bring my best to the table so you can take it or leave it. No worries on my end.”
Her experience playing on Family Matters was described as a great one, as everyone was very supportive of her. Jaimee states that they tried their best to make it feel like a real family as much as they could.
“I still have love for pretty much everyone from the cast. I keep in contact with about half of the cast. The ones I do have contact with, we check up on each other from time to time.”
Not only is Jaimee an Actress, she is also a Singer with the sound of an alto!! Jaimee tells us that she and her sisters used to always sing together around the house, but at the age of 16 they officially became a group called S.H.E. The group was signed to Shaq’s label (T.W.Is.M/Interscope) & they recorded an album called “3’s A Charm”. (BOSS STATUS!)
“I’m not as open with singing as much as my sisters are though. Besides my family & the album that we recorded, no one has ever heard me sing lol. If I do record any music in the future, it would definitely be if my sisters reunited or for a movie where I’m playing a singer or rapper.”
And if acting and singing isn’t enough, Jaimee is also an Author with a book in the works! Jaimee tells us that her book will be all about her ups and downs in the industry, how it affected her, made her look at the world, and how she bounced back after adversity & became a mom!! (YASSS!!)
“I think people have the misconception that all actors are rich & that most of us are stuck up. There are some really good, humble people in the industry.”
So what keeps Jaimee motivated and focused, in continuing her acting career? Her son and unfinished business! Jaimee tells us she feels that she isn’t quite finished acting, and that her son really wants her to pursue acting again!! (AWW!) We’re also told that she is interested in working with Whoopi Goldberg!
“I would love to work with Whoopi Goldberg. She’s always been so real & down to earth to me. Getting to work with her & possibly soak up some knowledge and tips would be a blessing.”
Jaimee’s talents doesn’t stop at all that’s mentioned, as she also enjoys exploring beauty and all things related to it. As a matter of fact, she plans to become a make-up artist!
“I’m not licensed, but I’m planning on getting one. I’m also a bit of a nail tech as well lol. I love the beauty industry & exploring the aspects of it.”
Currently, Jaimee doesn’t have any ongoing projects – as she is easing herself back into the entertainment world,
“I’m excited & dipping my toe into everything! Really just relearning parts of the industry & seeing how things have changed. I’m having fun with it all so this time around, I can take in the blessings & opportunities without feeling overwhelmed.”
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in acting, Jaimee has the following advice:
“This is a business, so don’t take things or friendships in the industry too personal. Rejection is real. If you’re not able to handle rejection then take a different path. Don’t be afraid to ask questions & stay humble.”
If you’re interested in booking Jaimee for any projects or events, you can do so by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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