Jamila Bishop was most recently seen on TV One’s For My Man as Sonya O’Neal, Destination America’s A Haunting portraying a Pyschic, on BET’s Criminals at Work as Susan Gellis. She has recently completed production for a feature film titled, Free Ride, a TV series called Chase Street, and a student film called Tour Guides.
Jamila studied with Playwright, Director, and Producer, David E. Talbert, John P. Graves, Kenneth McGregor, and actor Tasha Smith. She has also taken classes at TVI Studios (New York) with Casting Directors such as Jeanine Bartel and Allison Shomer. Additionally, Jamila took theatre classes at Pennsylvania State University.
Jamila played the role of Dr. Johnson in the Independent film Her Little Secret and appeared on a PBS short film Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries where she played a maidservant. Jamila has also performed in theatre productions such as Kristen in Rhythm of Success, Margie in Sunday Brunch, Monica Miller in And Here We Go Again, and Shykedah in The Things Church People Won't Say.
Jamila enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is an avid reader and traveler. Jamila enjoys dancing Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa. Jamila has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. She would like to thank her family and friends for the support they have shown her over the years as well as give thanks to the Directors who has given her the opportunity to be a part of their production. Jamila’s greatest ambitions are to star in a John Singleton film and be an Oscar Award contender.
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Jamila Bishop is an inspiration to watch and work with. A brilliant actress, she is one of the most dedicated, driven individuals I have ever met. Jamila's professionalism, skill, and ease to work with, will make her one of the most sought-after actresses to come from the Greater Philadelphia area.
It was an amazing experience working with actress Jamila Bishop, she brought so much diversity and quality to our production as a supporting character in her role as soldier one. All of our cast needed to do a crash course on martial art combat training, it was very intense and required a lot commitment, Jamila rose to the auction. I would love to hire her again for other opportunities.
Jamila Bishop is a hard-working, talented actress. Her time is most spent working in her craft or perfecting her craft. Either way, with both experiences, her ambition, work ethics, and God-given gifts, Jamila Bishop proves to be a treasure to our creative world.
I had the pleasure of working with Jamila Bishop on my first movie "Free Ride". She was friendly, professional, and had such positive energy. Jamila is very knowledgeable and passionate in her craft. She was always helpful and has steered me in the right directions as I was developing as an actress. Her talent and work ethic is unmatched and I look forward to working with her in future projects. Jamila is an awesome Actress and I can't wait to see what she has in store!
I have worked with Jamila for several years on the set of the stage play Sunday Brunch. She always has a positive attitude, she's very confident and a whole lot of fun to work with. She gave her all and meshed with the cast after our first rehearsal as if we had known each other for years. She has a beautiful personality she is determined and focused on her goals and I wish her much success in all her endeavors.
I have had the privilege of working with Jamila Bishop in both Theater and Film. She is truly a gem on and off set. She is always on time and prepared. Every chance she gets she is assisting anyone in every capacity she can be of assistance. Jamila not only goes above and beyond to execute her performance but she does it with a sense of geuiness making each role she portrays appear to have been written with her in mind. Jamila is a kind spirited young lady that encourages and supports her fellow cast mates every step of the way. You can always count on her for a good laugh, a positive vibe and sincerity. Anyone that has the opportunity to work with her will say, "Jamila Bishop is a God-sent!"