Aïssatou Diallo is the cross between a West African mango and a sweet Georgia peach. She is the proud niece of hanged Democratic Socialist Party of Guinea (DSG) leader and politician Barry III and named after his beloved wife.
Mrs. Diallo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara’s esteemed BFA program. In 2011 the classically trained actress was approached by Kenyan director Peres Owino to be a part of the production team and featured in her hard hitting, award winning documentary film BOUND: Africans vs. African Americans, executive produced by actor and philanthropist, Isaiah Washington. The film is available now on iTunes.
Aïssatou was last seen on stage at the historic Stella Adler Theatre in Towne Street Theatre’s 8th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival as “RIGHT BRAIN” in the very poignant piece AT WHAT PRICE by Cheryl Navo about a woman just diagnosed with the BRCA1/BRCA2 gene for breast and ovarian cancer which coincidentally premiered the same day Angelina Jolie shared her diagnosis with the world.
In 2007, she was hailed by the LA Weekly as a “powerhouse” for her portrayal of x-prostitute ‘Keesha’ in the West Coast premiere of NAMI written by “50 playwrights to watch” Chad Bekim. Mrs. Diallo is currently an Associate of Towne Street Theatre LA’s premiere African-American Theatre Company and is working on her first play, a political satire titled MENDACITY! which will be previewed as part of Towne Street Theatre’s fall production IN RESPONSE which takes a look at the similarities between the past and present civil rights violations affecting African Americans today.
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