Hey Hey…Welcome to my website and my alter ego – The Carmel Chameleon. I am currently the only African-American Actress to have simultaneously held recurring roles on FIVE network shows in 2013. As “Marcie Blue” on Disney’s…SHAKE IT UP! (which is now airing its final season) I got to boogie, be goofy and a tv Mommy to the beautiful/talented Zendaya and Roshon.
Meanwhile, over at the CW on HART OF DIXIE I’m zinging off one-liners as Bluebell’s one and only hairstylist…”Susie”. On the hit ABC-TV comedy THE NEIGHBORS, myself and Leslie Jordan are the “alien” tv sisters to Toks Olagoundoye (aka Jackie Joyner Kersee), on the now defunct HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE I was school-teacher Mrs.Fogelaman and last, but not least over on the BET/Centric I’m keeping folks in line as School Superintendent “Lois Yearwood” on the Byron Allen produced sitcom on BET/CENTRIC – MR. BOX OFFICE starring Bill Bellamy, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Vivica Fox and Essence Atkins. Other Guest Stars spots include “Modern Family”, “Bones”, “CSI”, “New Girl” and many, many more.
No stranger to Broadway, I was last seen playing “Gary Coleman” (yes…THAT Gary Coleman) in the Tony Award winning musical “Avenue Q”. My other stints on Broadway and/or regionally include ”The Lion King”(NAACP Theatre Award Nominee), “Smokey Joe’s Cafe “(Broadway and Australia),”How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and “The Who’s Tommy”.
Those who have seen me on television don’t know that my “vocal prowess’ has been heard on numerous commercials and onstage as a background vocalist for Michael Bolton, Tracy Chapman, the late Phoebe Snow and OK GO. On the Disneyworld “Harry Potter” ride, you will recognize me as the voice of “Shenzi” from “The Lion King” and in the #1 videogame of all time “Grand Theft Auto”. On Wednesdays at UBN Radio I play with Tony Sweet as CO-HOST of the internet radio talk show “On Air With Tony Sweet”, where I also broadcast live my movie blog “Carla’s Corner”. ”On Air With Tony Sweet” reaches over 600,000 listeners globally and broadcast live from 4-6pm PST at Sunset-Gower Studios in Hollywood.