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Kema Charles


Kema Charles was born in Oak Park, IL and also spent some time living in Pensacola, FL. She was more of an athlete and never considered acting until she took her first acting class in Orlando in 1999. This leap of faith paid off, as she scored her first acting role in 2000 on the acclaimed show "Sheena".
From there, Kema decided to leave the east coast and try to see if the entertainment business had a place for her. Due to family situations she only stayed in Los Angeles for about two years. While back in Orlando she then went on to work on other projects as well as scoring a role in the movie "Impiety" (with Wreaking Havoc Productions). In 2007 she produced her first film "Jamaican Me Crazy" (with DramaQueen Productions) in Atlanta, GA. At that time she realized that she was not done with Los Angeles, and moved back to the "City of Angels.
In 2009 while producing projects with Phalanx Entertainment she discovered her true destiny and birthed Circle C Entertainment. Under the Circle C Entertainment and Phalanx Entertainment umbrella Kema had the opportunity to direct and produce the music video "Thinking About You" by Raz B (of the Multi-platinum selling group B2K and the hit show "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood").
Afterwards, the budding entrepreneur took her skillsets to Africa as Director of Operations for a filmmaking program in Abuja, Nigeria. While spending time with the students, she rediscovered her first love in the entertainment world - acting. Upon her return from Africa she landed a role in the stage play "You Reap What You Sow" (a production of Stephanie Singleton).
In 2011, Kema birthed "Lights Camera Discover" (LCD) a non-profit organization that teaches youth teamwork by way of filmmaking and animation. For the past nine years, she has run LCD in four different states. The organization is growing every year and Kema has received numerous awards and recognition on behalf of her tireless work with LCD. Some of these awards are the NBC Channel 12 "Non-profit Spotlight Award" in June 2018, the South by Southwest "Community Service Organization" award in March 2019, a city of "Phoenix Mayor Awards: Innovative Arts Organization" Finalist in October 2019. Recently, she was awarded the "Phoenix Suns Golden Standard" Award Winner in February 2020.