WE SHOULD ALL BE ARTISTS ISSUE 22
JASMIN SAVOY BROWN
words by Maddie Hollamon
photos by Leeor Wild
Jasmine Savoy Brown is a force to be reckoned with in the world of acting; an up-and-coming star in Hollywood, she's made a name for herself with her remarkable talent and ability to captivate audiences with her performances. Born and raised in the verdant valleys of Springfield, Oregon, Brown's early life was marked by a boundless imagination and a deep reverence for the arts.
As a child, Brown was drawn to the stage, finding solace and inspiration in the magic of theater. She began acting in local productions when she was just six years old and continued to hone her craft throughout her teenage years. Her passion for acting eventually led her to Southern Oregon University, where she studied theater and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During her time in college, Brown also spent a year studying at the prestigious British American Drama Academy in London, where she had the opportunity to work with some of the industry's most respected acting coaches and mentors.
After graduation, Brown moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She quickly began booking roles in television shows and films, including a recurring role on the hit HBO series "The Leftovers" and a starring role in the independent film "Model Minority." Brown's breakthrough performance came in 2018 when she joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Amazon Prime series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." In the show, Brown plays the role of Sophie Lennon, a bold and ambitious comedian who clashes with the show's main character, Midge Maisel. Brown's portrayal of Sophie has been praised for its nuance, depth, and impeccable comedic timing and has helped to elevate her status as one of Hollywood's most promising young talents.
Beyond acting, Brown is also a passionate advocate for social justice and political activism. She has spoken out on issues ranging from gun control to gender equality and has actively participated in protests and marches throughout the United States. Brown's commitment to social justice is reflected in her work as an artist; she has spoken about her desire to use her platform to tell stories that challenge societal norms and promote empathy and understanding.
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