Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Recognizable Natural - Audra McDonald

Right now one of my must see television shows, Private Practice is on hiatus until the fall.  One of the characters on the show is Dr. Naomi Bennett, played by Audra McDonald.  Audra is an accomplished theatre actress having won 3 of her 4 Tony awards by the age of 28.  She won these awards for Best Featured Actress for musicals Carousel & Ragtime and the plays Master Class & a Raisin in the Sun.  Not only has she had a remarkable theatre career, she also has co-starred in the TV seres Mister Sterling, The Bedford Diaries, Kidnapped and received and Oscar nomination in the category for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV movie for her role in the HBO series Wit.

Though for a lot of her acting roles she wears her hair straight or in a weave, she has naturally curly hair.  I though her hair was possibly natural when she's worn hair in a low bun on Private Practice because it would be wavy in the front as shown in the picture on the right.  Imagine my surprise when I unexpectedly saw a picture of her with her full tightly coiled tresses!  Her hair is absolutely gorgeous and just reading about her accomplishments has made me want to strive to go to another level.

While gettting information about her for this post, I learned that this season was her official last season on Private Practice.  Though she will potentially have guest appearances in future seasons, she will no longer be a regular cast member.  I'm bummed.  I enjoyed her character.  Check out  more pictures of her gorgeous natural tresses below.

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