Kicking off her film career on a positive note by acting with Hollywood greats like Forest Whitaker, twenty-one-year-old Destiny Diamond McGraw has reasons to affirm that her dreams are valid. Not minding the daunting journey to stardom and the possibility of having one’s dreams quashed like it is rife in Hollywood, McGraw’s show of determination and resilience is admirable and will take her places in the film industry.
She already has acting credits in the highly rated television series Godfather of Harlem and other notable TV series like New Amsterdam, God Friended Me, and The Deuce. Her talents, raw work ethic, relentless determination, and undaunted patience have been the primary determinants in her acting career. As she works to become a well-known actress and filmmaker, these are the values she holds dear while she hopes to keep putting her best foot forward in her roles.
Her desire to take acting as a career was ignited by the TV show Martin by actor and comedian Martin Lawrence. Destiny McGraw was impressed by Martin Lawrence’s ability on screen and how he effortlessly played multiple characters in the show. Destiny found herself acting out the scenes in front of the television and devoted herself to watching more of Martin Lawrence’s works. Right after, she took up acting classes to develop her skills, and within a short time, she could play a variety of characters.
She got a role in the film A Teenage Story, which she got alongside her other television roles. Presently, she’s working with acting instructor and fellow actor Marc Jon to pursue bigger projects on the small and big screens. Destiny Diamond McGraw never fails to acknowledge her journey and how grateful she is to have overcome the challenges she has faced.
“I am living proof that anyone can pursue a dream in the entertainment and film industries without fear of being rejected or criticized. Anybody ready to put in the work needed can do these things with confidence in their inner gifts. That’s what worked for me, and I want every young person to have the same beliefs,” she said.
Destiny Diamond McGraw keeps working daily on her craft while learning and gaining more knowledge. She hopes to land more lead roles and take on more challenging roles over the next few years. She’s preparing to become a movie producer with her own movie production company that will launch many actors and actresses into stardom. Being an actress has helped her explore her creativity and given her enough room to live her life freely.
“I see myself beyond just another pretty face in the movie industry. I put in the work, and that has worked for me thus far,” she said.
Destiny hopes to be a point of reference for young women striving to rise to the top of their careers. She hopes to inspire, influence, and give them reasons to keep going.
“I want young women to be the best version of themselves,” she affirmed.
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