- Xosha Kai Roquemore was born on in Los Angeles, California, USA.
- She is the daughter of Cliff Roquemore and Jennifer Roquemore.
- Xosha stands at a height of 1.78 m/ 5ft 8in.
- She is of African-American ethnicity.
- Xosha is dating her boyfriend Lakeith Stanfield.
- She is the mother of one daughter.
Xosha Roquemore is renowned for her work in the series, Cherish the Day and The Mindy Project. She plays the role of Tamra Webb on Fox comedy TV series The Mindy Project.
Today take a look at her family life, her siblings, and her boyfriend. Also find out, how her name came to be?
Xosha Roquemore Parents and Siblings: Lost her Father to Cancer
Xosha might be a big actress now but she will be always her parent’s little muffin. The entertainment line was kind of etched into her life as her father was a big-time director.
Sadly, she lost her father when she was just starting out her career in the entertainment industry. He passed away at the age of 53 due to cancer on February, 5th, 2002. He died in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The 35-year-old’s father Cliff was a renowned writer, producer, and director. His credit includes Disco Godfather (1979), Petey Wheatstraw (1977), and The Human Tornado (1976).
Prior to working as a director, he used to be a teacher at The Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Xosha’s Father Named her After His Visit to South Africa
Xosha’s dad, Cliff’s went to South Africa for directing a play titled, Shaka Zulu. The play was about the Zulu tribe but while working there, he came across yet another tribe.
The tribe was called Xhosa and he decided to name his daughter by the tribe’s name. As the word itself was quite difficult to pronounce, he moved the letter, ‘H’ and ‘O’. According to Xosha, her name means, ‘Sought After.’
Who is Xosha Roquemore?
Xosha made her big break in the entertainment industry after appearing in the 2009 award-nominated movie, Precious. She played the role of Jo Ann and was nominated for Washington DC Area Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble.
Growing up, Xosha knew she wanted to be an actress. She used to watch her father’s play and movies which later increased her desire to become an actor. In order to further her goals, she attended the prestigious New York University and graduated under the Tisch program.
The actress has worked in a number of other movies and TV shows. She played Dwan Lima on I’m Dying Up Here in 2018. Furthermore, she portrayed Connie on the TV series Black Monday (2019-20).