Shera Phillips was born in Clarksdale, MS and raised in Cleveland, MS. Being raised by a single mom in the Mississippi Delta proved to be difficult as a biracial child. Shera’s mother was an educator for 40 years in the poverty-ridden Delta. “I’ve always loved the performing arts”, she says “I’ve had a passion for it since before I could talk”. Shera auditioned for her first play when she was four years old. As a child, she took any chance she could to perform for her friends and family. Shera participated in various extra-curricular activities while in school including drama, band, dance, choir, basketball, soft-ball, track and debate. She held an office in the Student Government Association and often received high honors in Math, English, Science and Technology. Shera graduated with honors from East Side High school in Cleveland, Mississippi. In 2009, she moved to Chicago, Il to study acting at Columbia College Chicago. In 2011, just three years after graduating from high school she received a Bachelors of Science in Speech Communication and Theater from Jackson State University. While matriculating at Jackson State, she joined esteemed, MADDRAMA Performance Troupe in which she sang, acted, wrote, directed and danced. She received many awards and was one of the four chosen interns 2010 Summer Interns at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters-Dallas. Shortly after graduating college, while acting in her first professional production, she experience one of the most difficult times of her life. Faced with the consequences of some not-so-great decisions, she hit a setback and was forced to take some time off. During her time off, she discovered why entertainment, education and loving people have always been vital components of her life. In 2015, Shera was felt led by the Holy Spirit to move to New Orleans, La. There she began teaching 7th and 8th English at William J. Fischer Accelerated Academy in Algiers, La. She also taught dance at Lawrence D. Crocker. She is called to this passion. The passion of people, literacy, and empowerment. In her own work, she is known for her honesty and efforts to entertain, while elevating, educating and enlightening audiences. Shera is down-to-earth, positive, reflective, loves to laugh and encourage others. You can follow her at blog at http://www.sherasp662.wordpress.com.