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Being the center of attention is nothing new for Shamea Yvonne Morton. At 4 years old, she was leading her church choir. Growing up she entertained her family for hours with her electrifying vocal abilities. Feeling the need to forge a creative identity for their daughter, Morton’s parents enrolled her into dance classes. She quickly mastered Hip-Hop and Jazz becoming a double threat.
Now a force behind the mic and on the dance floor, Morton was recruited into singing groups that included Shamari Fears-Devoe (formerly of Blaque) as well as Keri Hilson, who was a member of Pretty Tony where they were signed to Grammy Award Winning music producer Anthony Dent (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’, KeKe Palmer). Morton was also a part of the quartet Co-Ed, that exploded onto the music scene and Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart with the radio-friendly hit “Roll Wit Me.”
Morton was ready to take her skills to the next level and joined the Atlanta Hawks cheerleading squad (2003-2014). She also cheered for the Atlanta Falcons for 5 seasons serving as captain from 2011-2012 and danced for the Georgia Force Arena Football League for 4 seasons.
Shamea had a big acting break in 2002 when she appeared in the film “Drumline” alongside Zoe Saldana. Soon after, Morton earned a principle role in the independent film “Lesson Before Love” which was a pivotal point in her career. Casting director Rhavynn Drummer was in the audience and was so impressed with the young actress that she championed her for future work. Her next projects were parts in Travis Hunter’s “Dark Child” and a part in Tyler Perry’s hit stage play “The Haves and the Have Nots.” Her most noted performance to date was a memorable cameo alongside Lance Gross in Perry’s critically hailed movie “Temptation.”
Shamea’s studies of Broadcast Journalism, and dual degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Georgia State University have recently given her the opportunity to be named an official in game host of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Dream. She is also very active in radio, filling in as an on-air personality alongside Ryan Cameron of The Ryan Cameron Morning Show on V-103. Shamea’s ultimate life purpose is to inspire and motivate people. She attributes much of her success to her faith in God, as well as her continuous pursuit of perfecting her craft.