Moses Ingram's quick-witted, scene-stealing performance as Jolene in "The Queen's Gambit" launched her career and earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
Moses Ingram's "overnight success" story started with years of training and studying at Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore City Community College, and Yale School of Drama. She was fresh out of drama school in 2019 when she landed the role of Jolene in "The Queen's Gambit," which broke records as Netflix's most-watched limited series. Ingram's dynamic range in playing Jolene from a young teen to adulthood left audiences wanting more and put her in the running for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. She'll appear next on the big screen with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen's adaptation of "Macbeth." Ingram is also joining the Star Wars universe for the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off on Disney+. If that wasn't enough on her plate, she was recently cast in Michael Bay's upcoming action thriller, "Ambulance" and will play Robyn Crawford in the Whitney Houston biopic, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." The actress told Elle that she looks forward to the challenge and opportunities to bring a broad spectrum of characters to life. "The scope is endless. I just hope to continue to see more stories that aren't built around being a person of color, but more like you walk into a room and just are who you are. That's sexy to me!"