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The wins for Grammy-award winning and Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige keep on rolling in as the ‘Mudbound’ actress has just been named the ambassador for this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF).
“So many incredibly talented Black filmmakers have come out of the American Black Film Festival, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with and many I can’t wait to collaborate with. As an actress and producer, there couldn’t be a more important event to be a part of. I am a longtime supporter and admirer of ABFF and I am honored to be an ambassador and continue to help foster new talent,” said Blige.
“Mary J. Blige is a hip hop legend whose artistry has transcended into the film and TV industries. Her body of work personifies the ABFF mission, which is to celebrate and uplift the African American community through entertainment,” said Nicole Friday, General Manager of ABFF Ventures.
2020 is already proving to be a busy year for Blige, who will star in Dreamworks’ Trolls World Tour movie, which is set to release this April. Blige will also star in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, which is set to release this October as well as a leading role in Power Book II: Ghost, a spin-off of hit STARZ show, Power, debuting this Summer.
Previous ambassadors include Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina Hall, La La Anthony, Jay Ellis, Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick, Common, and Taraji P. Henson.
The festival will take place in Miami Beach from June 17 – 21. Festival passes are on sale now at www.abff.com.