Ebony Obsidian’s mother has died – Ebony Obsidian, a kind-hearted and gentle American actress, who played a supporting role in the 2018 drama film “If Beale Street Could Talk” and later starred as Karen Mott in the BET comedy-drama series “Sistas”, is currently grieving the sudden loss of her beloved mother. The “Sistas” cast member shared the heartbreaking news of her mother’s passing on her Instagram account. Thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family during this difficult time.
The Queen has ascended. To those who prayed when I asked, I thank you deeply. The last three years have been the most impactful of my entire life. And I knew the only way forward, the healthiest way, was to be 100% present through every single moment. And present I have been for the role of a lifetime. Daughter.
Mama. My Mama. My one and only. My favourite. My best friend. My secret keeper. My ROD. My biggest fan. My precious. To be loved as deeply and fiercely as you did me is a blessing not everyone gets to experience. Even now, in ways I did not know possible, I feel your warmth and protection. You were a lioness of the greatest calibre. A warrior in every aspect of the word. A survivor of one of the longest-recorded civil wars. An immigrant in a land that did not want you to succeed three times over, being a woman, black, and “foreign.” You conquered every obstacle, skirted every word of malice, and blossomed like a rose through the thickest of concrete. And all by yourself with a baby on your hip.
You taught me the sheer power, of women. The audacity it takes to be your authentic self in a world where many don’t even know who they are. You brought me to God, Jah, three times a week, every week, to be exact. You made me, only to then allow me the freedom to make myself over into who I wanted to be. You nourished me mind, body, and soul often at the expense of going into a deficit yourself.
There is nothing I would not give up, no place I would have preferred to be, than at your side through this most miraculous chapter of your life. It has been the honor of a lifetime to know you. It brings me an abundance of joy and peace to finally be able to share this most personal part of myself with everyone.
To the immigrant who had a hard time learning English but wanted to become an actress, who took her daughter along to clean houses and then went on to graduate dean list from a private college, supported said daughter through art school then watch said daughter go on to work on Emmy and Oscar awarded/most watched projects. You did a damn good job. We salute you. I salute you. Rest. And with love and light, we STILL move onward TOGETHER
Who is Ebony Obsidian?
Ebony Obsidian (born April 16, 1994) is an American actress. Born and raised in New Paltz, New York, Obsidian is of Eritrean Habesha descent and honed her acting skills at the William Esper Studio. She started off her acting career with independent films such as The Vixens and Where Hearts Lie opposite Malik Yoba and Clifton Powell. Her first break came in 2015 when she starred in the web series Tough Love, which aired on YouTube.
Obsidian landed a supporting role in the 2018 drama movie If Beale Street Could Talk, where she portrayed the lead character’s sister. The following year, she began starring as Karen Mott in the BET comedy-drama series, Sistas. She also co-starred in the Hulu limited series Wu-Tang: An American Saga in the same year.
In 2020, Obsidian had a recurring role as Carol Hawthorne in the Amazon drama series Hunters. Her upcoming project includes a role in the war drama film Six Triple Eight for Netflix, where she will be sharing screen space with Kerry Washington, Susan Sarandon and Oprah Winfrey.
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