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Shondrella Avery Actress

Shondrella Avery

Shondrella stars as "Candy" on UPN's new comedy series "Cuts." Shondrella Avery grew up in South Central Los Angeles where she was the eldest of 200 children: nine are her natural siblings and 190 are extended foster family members. Her unique family situation lead her to write and perform her one woman show "Ain't I Enough," a dramedy where she tells the story of growing up with her enormous family. On television, Avery has had a recurring role as 'Candy' for the last three seasons on the UPN comedy ONE ON ONE. She also starred for five seasons on the series "Girls Behaving Badly." Her other television credits include guest starring appearances on "The Jamie Foxx Show," "For Your Love," "Cedric the Entertainer Presents," "Martin," "Living Single" and "Strong Medicine." Avery can currently be seen as 'LaFawnduh' in the independent feature film "Napoleon Dynamite." She will next be seen in Tony Scott's "Domino." Her other feature film credits include "Watermelon Heist," with John Amos, "Catfish and Gumbo" and the cult favorite "Trippin," with Donald Faison and Guy Torry. Avery is a graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Theater Program and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from California State Los Angeles. She is a member of the famed Groundlings Comedy Troupe and also studies with The Second City. Avery currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband. They are both avid skydivers and movie buffs. She enjoys home decorating and is a world-renowned event planner amongst her circle of friends.

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