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Michael Michele Husband – Queen Sugar, Darla Parents

Michael Michele’s husband would have been Jimmy Rodriguez but their relationship didn’t last.  Jimmy is a restauranteur from the Bronx who started dating Michael in 2002.  The couple welcomed a son, J. Brandon on December 21, 2004.  They eventually broke up and many believe it’s because Jimmy was cheating on his wife with Michael. In […]

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Too Sweet Queen Sugar Isaac White

Isaac White plays Too Sweet on Queen Sugar.  In the season 1 finale episode, “Give Us This Day” we see Too Sweet heading to Community College and Nova (Rutina Wesley) is very excited.  Nova’s hard work is paying off.  Too Sweet was locked up for no reason, leading Nova to advocate for him. Too Sweet […]

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Nova, Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar‘s Nova Bordelon, is played by actress Rutina Wesley.  In episode 12 of the show’s first season, “Far Too Long” we see Nova comfort Too Sweet as he continues to struggle the aftermath of the time he spent in jail.  The episode starts with him panicking after having a horrible nightmare.  She tries to […]

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Who Is Eric Justen? Queen Sugar

Eric Justen, Queen Sugar‘s Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer, died in August 2016 after suffering a heart attack.  At the end of episode 11 of the show’s first season, “All Good” the credits opened wit “In loving Memory of Eric Justen.” He was in his early 40s and is best known for his work on the AMC crime […]

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Darla Queen Sugar

Bianca Lawson is the actress who plays Darla on Queen Sugar.  In episode 10 of the show’s first season, “So Far” we see Darla dropping her son, Blue (Ethan Hutchinson) off at school.  Blue’s father, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is giving Darla an opportunity to earn back the trust her drug addicted past has cost […]

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Charley From Queen Sugar

Actress, Dawn-Lyen Gardner plays Charley Bordelon on Queen Sugar.  She was born in Los Angeles, California and started acting when she was only 9-years-old.  If she looks familiar it’s because she recently appeared in Luke Cage as Megan McLaren.  She attended the Juilliard School and began acting on stage after graduating. At the beginning of her […]

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Erika Alexander, Queen Sugar, Maxine Shaw

Vulture reports that Erika Alexander plays LeeAnne, Hollywood’s bipolar wife on Queen Sugar.  The actress is best known for her role as Maxine Shaw on the Fox series Living Single.  She got her big break as Pam Tucker on The Cosby Show.  Ava DuVernay made an excellent choice, adding Alexander to the cast. On episode […]

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Where Was Queen Sugar Filmed?

Queen Sugar was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey chose a perfect location considering the fact that the Bordelon family lives in Louisiana on the show.  Actually, Ralph Angel and Nova lived in New Orleans whereas Charley moved back from Los Angeles after finding out that her husband cheated on her […]

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Queen Sugar Ratings

Queen Sugar, the highly-anticipated, one-hour weekly drama series from executive producer, Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay premiered on Tuesday night.  One night wasn’t enough for the new OWN series, which has already been renewed for a second season.  On Wednesday, September 7, episode 2, of the show’s first season aired.  The series will regularly […]

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Ralph Angel, Queen Sugar

According to Vulture Empire paved the way for black family saga and OWN now has two of its own: Greenleaf and Queen Sugar! Ebony reports that actor, Kofi Siriboe, plays Ralph Angel Bordelon on Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey’s new television series, Queen Sugar.  Ralph was recently released from prison and is raising his son.  In one […]