June 8, 2023

Persia White (born October 25, 1972), a successful Bahamian-American actress, singer, and musician, is known popularly for her roles on Breaker High and Girlfriends. She is also a member of the band XEO3 and released her debut album Mecca in 2009. White is famous for her recurring role as Abby Bennett Wilson in The Vampire Diaries from 2012-2017.

Early Life

Persia White is a renowned American performer, vocalist, and musician, presently [calculate_years datestring= “10/25/1972”] years of age. She has European and Bahamian descent, with her father originating from the Bahamas, while her mother is of European American descent. 

During her early childhood, Persia lived in the Bahamas until her father got involved in a fatal car accident that left him paralyzed while she was just three. 

Subsequently, the family moved to Miami to access better medical care for her father. However, two years later, Persia‘s mother relocated with the children to South Florida, and they never reunited with Persia‘s father.

She spent much of her childhood traveling around the world with her mother, who worked as an artist and musician. 

Education

Persia White is a multi-talented artist who began exploring her passion for the arts at a young age. As a teenager, she contemplated taking acting, dancing, singing, and painting classes. She later became associated with the Miami Coconut Grove Children’s Theater, where she further honed her skills and developed her talents.

After completing her secondary school studies, Persia White secured a contract with the Ford Agency and obtained her Screen Actors Guild card, a notable accomplishment for any budding actor. With this milestone in her career, she prepared to embark on her journey to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for acting, packing her bags and setting out to make her dreams a reality. 

Career

Persia White began her career in the acting world in the 1990s, appearing in various tv series and dramas.

Over the years, she has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including “Angel,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Sister, Sister.” She has been involved in producing several films, including “Earthlings,” a documentary about animal rights, and “The Fall of Night,” a sci-fi film that she co-produced and starred in.

In addition to her acting, Persia White is also an accomplished singer and songwriter following her mother’s trial. She released her debut album, “Mecca,” in 2009, inspired by her spiritual journey and exploration of different cultures. Her music has been described as a fusion of rock, folk, and world music.

Persia White is also known for her activism and philanthropy work. She advocates for animal rights, environmentalism, and human rights and has worked with organizations such as PETA, The Humane Society, and The African Millennium Foundation.

Personal Life

Persia White is a proud mother to her daughter, Mecca Morgan White, born in 1995 to her ex-husband, Saul Williams. She met with Saul Williams in 2003. They began dating and decided to tie the knot in 2008, but unfortunately, they split up in early 2009.

In 2014, Persia White began dating Joseph Morgan, a co-star in The “Vampire Diaries.” The two finally married in May 2014 in a beautiful ceremony held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 

Morgan adopted Mecca as his daughter, and they legally changed her name to Mecca Morgan White.

Persia White stands at around 5 feet 7 inches (173 cm or 1.73 m) and weighs 52 kg (110 lbs).

Discography

  • Wanting
  • Perfect
  • Receive(featuring Saul Williams)
  • Pressed Against God’s Thoughts
  • Haunt
  • 2 Sea
  • Danger(featuring Saul Williams)
  • Salvation
  • Tease(featuring Tricky)
  • Choices(Girlfriends season 6 finale song)
  • Past Mistakes(featuring Tricky)

Filmography

  • Blue Chips
  • Suddenly & Frankie D.
  • Blood Dolls
  • Operation Sandman, Red Letters & Stalled
  • Earthlings
  • The Fall of Night & Everyday
  • Spoken Word 
  • Kiss the Bride
  • Dysfunctional Friends
  • The Marriage Chronicles
  • Guardian of Eden
  • Black November
  • No Mo Games
  • Mafia
  • Revelation
  • Unity & Desiree
  • Wichita
  • Cargo
  • Candid
  • Miss Me This Christmas  
  • You Can’t Fight Christmas
  • Carousel

Social Media

  • Instagram @misspersiawhite
  • Twitter @realpersiawhite
  • Facebook @Persia white

Net Worth

Persia White is an American actress and musician with a net worth of US$1 million – US$5 million.

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