Being an actress wasn’t enough for Parisa Fitz-Henley so she worked towards becoming a producer. In this capacity, she has worked on some fine short films; nonetheless, she is best known as an actress and for the roles she played in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Midnight, Texas, and quite recently, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
While details of her professional life are readily available, the same cannot be said about her personal life. Nevertheless, the following are the things we have been able to dig up in that regard.
Parisa Fitz-Henley Bio
If there are thousands of Jamaican-American actress out there, Parisa Fitz-Henley would stand out as the one born in Kingston, Jamaica on the 22nd day of July 1977. Even though she has been active as an actress since 2006, hardly can anyone offer details of her life before she stormed the limelight. Almost nothing is known about her family and this has also made it difficult to tell a thing or two about her parents and siblings. As of this writing, we can only tell that she has a brother and, it is said that her father is late.
While we hope to uncover more facts about Parisa Fitz-Henley’s upbringing, it is no secret that she is of mixed heritage. The fine actress was born to a Jamaican father and an American mother. Yeah, she is a Jamaican and as well, a citizen of the United States of America.
Just as most people have been striving to learn about the kind of childhood this actress had, so is it with her educational pursuit. It is not known where she received her elementary and high school education. Also, we are yet to ascertain if she attended any college even though many have come to assume that she did. In the midst of the many things that are not known about this actress, we can tell that she has lived in various places from Jamaica to South Africa, New York, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Considering Parisa Fitz-Henley’s good looks, it is not a surprise to many when they learn that she kicked off her career as a model. The circumstances surrounding her emergence as an actress is largely unknown but, to the best of our knowledge, it was in 2006 that she kicked off her career in the acting industry. That year, she respectively played Megan and a Caribbean woman in the films Fist in the Eye and Even Money. In addition to that, she severally appeared as Celia, Laurenda George, and Charlene Franklin in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Unit, and CSI: NY.
The next year (2007) had her playing Corinne in a romantic drama film titled The Jane Austen Book Club. She also featured as Cami Davis in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off, Private Practice. From 2009 to 2012, Parisa Fitz-Henley portrayed various roles in films like Lola Versus, Post Grad, Knuckle Draggers, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice which has remained one of her most popular works.
Parisa was Charlotte in the 2013 drama film, Bluebird. That was also the year she appeared as Bridget Flowers in the police procedural comedy-drama TV series, The Mysteries of Laura and as Andrea Gundersen in Golden Boy, a crime drama series. What followed was playing a waitress in an episode of House of Cards; this was in 2014. The next year, she had her popular role of Reva Connors in Jessica Jones. Apart from that, the actress was a hostess in Redheads Anonymous and as well portrayed Cynthia and Savannah respectively in the films Jack of the Red Hearts and People.
You will find Parisa Fitz-Henley as Julea in 2016’s short film Last Night, Los Angeles. And, from that year to 2018, she reprised her role as Reve Connors in four episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage and also played Ms. Hernandez in You’re the Pest. The actress again took on another role as Willow in a short film title Things in 2017. Between that year and the next (2018), she was a series regular in Midnight, Texas. She also appeared in two episodes of The Girlfriend Experience in 2017.
Notably, Fitz-Henley played Meghan Markle in the 2018’s television film Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. The rest of her works on the big screen include Congo Cabaret (2018), My Spy (2019), and the upcoming fantasy comedy horror film, Fantasy Island (2020). That’s not all, the actress also played Christy in the supernatural drama tv series, Falling Water (2018) and is drafted for a role in My Spy (2020)
Parisa Fitz-Henley’s Personal Life
Over the years, this actress has been able to keep details of her personal life away from the prying eyes of the media. As such, it is difficult to authenticate anything about her life outside her career. While many have come to accept that the actress doesn’t want to disclose anything about this aspect of her life, it has circulated in some quarters that she has been married since 2002 to an American named Araya Crosskill.
Facts About The American-Jamaican Actress
1. The ageless actress has a good height of 5′ 9½” (1.77 m)
2. It is believed that she’s worth $600 thousand but we are yet to authenticate this in any meaningful way.
3. Among other social media platforms, she’s most active on Instagram where she has over 30.2k followers as of May 2019.
4. More than just being an actress, she is also a producer with credits in short films like People, Last Night, Los Angeles, and Things.