Courtney Jamison (CJ) is an award winning multi-hyphenate artist born and raised in Virginia's capital city, Richmond.
As a young girl, she'd take over the family living room and perform her after dinner Lena Horne-Inspired-Cabaret: "Dinner's with Coco," where special guests included her older brother (Jai), Mom (Birdie), Dad (Calvin), and whoever else was visiting that night.
Courtney spent her formative years splitting time between playing in golf tournaments with The First Tee of Greater Richmond and participating in programs with the non-profit School of The Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC). During her years with SPARC, she served as a performer, stage-manager, assistant director, and intern. This well-rounded experience fostered a lifelong love of theater, film, community involvement, activism, and mentorship through the arts.
Her intention is to create art that is medicine for wounds. It's built on human connections that are meant to nurture, heal, and allow people to feel seen and heard.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama MFA Acting Program, she now divides her time between New York, Los Angeles and Richmond. She is repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
© 2019 Mass MoCA Photo by Kaelan Burkett.