Atlanta, GA - It was announced today that actress Lunden De'Leon has been named celebrity judge at the 2016 Gullah Geechee Film Festival held July 31-August 6 in Little River, South Carolina.
Best known for her role as Joanne Mbutu on the hit television series Vital Signs, Lunden DeLeon has starred in over 50 films and tv shows including the 20th Century Fox movie The Ladies Room, the HBO film Kickin Chicken, Cryptz, Faux Pas, The Lake House and the action thriller Fury. DeLeon co-starred in the blockbuster comedy Were the Millers alongside Jennifer Aniston (Friends), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) and Ed Helms (The Hangover).
The actress soon received rave reviews for her performance in the television drama Somebodys Child alongside Emmy Award nominee Lynn Whitfield (Josephine Baker Story) and Michael Jai White (Batman Returns).
The former model starred in the television movie 12 Dog Days of Christmas portraying the wife of Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters, Die Hard, Real Husbands of Hollywood). She recently joined the cast of the television series "True Fiction" airing on Bravo TV later this year.
The Gullah Geechee culture has been linked to specific west African ethnic groups who were enslaved on Island Plantations.
For more info visit: www.GullahGeecheehc.org
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