Person of the Week: 11/1
Ci Ci Foster: The New Queen of Drama!
Ci Ci Foster is a true Hollywood renaissance woman, and a multi-faceted entertainment powerhouse who is gaining worldwide acclaim for her vast achievements in the film and literary industries. The prominent film producer, actress, author, and entrepreneur is quickly establishing herself as a true Hollywood icon.
Like other successful Hollywood celebrity moms such as Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kimora Lee Simmons, Foster is known as being one of the hardest working mothers in the entertainment business, and is building her empire from the ground up. Destined for greatness, the wife and mother of two is proving that she can have it all and do it all!
While attending Chicago State University to obtain her B.A. degree in Psychology, Foster developed an unrelenting passion for theatre, and knew acting was her calling when she participated in a question and answer session for Rap So Dee, an off Broadway production. Since she stepped onstage, Foster has been dazzling audiences with her unique talent and stage presence, and has worked in a number of films including Wages of Sin, This is the Remix, and The Piano Lesson.
Since her introduction to the entertainment world, Foster wears many hats in the industry, and she does so with humble perfection. Her charm and beauty has granted her the opportunities to be featured in a variety of national print ads and commercials including Meijers, Walgreens, and Euro-Pro Vacuum.
More than just a pretty face, Mrs. Foster is also an accomplished business guru who, with the help of fellow actress Mashari Laila Bain, co-owns her own production company, Flower Goddess Productions, a company that provides empowering roles for actors and actresses of color. Through her production company, Foster has successfully produced and released I Heart Hollywood, a hot new documentary that reveals the real life struggles of 14 actresses in Hollywood.
In addition to the film, Foster also helped create a special I Heart Hollywood 2010 charity calendar, in which all of the proceeds benefit Hollywood Hearts, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational, recreational and creative programming for at-risk children and teens. Dubbed the female Eric Jerome Dickey by her adoring fans, Foster’s interest in writing began in 2004 when she started writing short stories.
Her new literary masterpiece, Sunny Rain, is a real-life fiction tale that is gaining media attention and rave reviews. Regarded as one of the most creative forces in the industry, Foster is on her way to claim her crown and position herself among the industry’s greatest achievers. Recognized as a Phenomenal Woman by 50 in 52 Journey, an organization who honors ordinary people who do extraordinary things, Foster is a true business and entertainment icon who is here to stay. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters and is currently working on her new novel, Hollywoodn’t. For more details, visit www.cicifoster.com.
People You Need to Know Magazine is proud to salute Mrs. Ci Ci Foster as our Person of the Week!