One of the MANY meanings behind the name "Wandering Eyes" clearly alludes to my love for All Things WOMEN!!! I love them in ALMOST all shapes, sizes, & hues of color. Another part of that meaning can be attributed to that desire to know where all things originate. In the case of today's post though, we look at the family lineage's of some of Hollywood's Past, Present, & Future.
The union of celebrated songstress Donna Summer & Singer/Songwriter Bruce Sudano brought forth two entries to this list. I remember watching a tribute to Donna Summer on BET, a few years ago, and feeling completely mesmerized from the moment her daughters walked out on the stage. First there's the Lovely actress Brooklyn Sudano, who starred as Vanessa on Damon Wayan's My Wife & Kids. Lovely in her own right, younger sister Amanda Sudano is a Singer/Songwriter/Model. Along with her husband, Abner Ramirez, they make up the Nashville-Based Musical Duo Johnnyswim. Older Half-Sister Mimi Summer ain't bad either. Don't be surprised if she makes it on to a Top 40-Over 40 List somewhere down the line...
27 Year Old Condola Rashad is probably the ONLY good thing that came out of the six year marriage union between former NFL Player/TV Personality Ahmad Rashad & TV Mother to Millions, Phylicia Rashad. While probably most remembered for her role in the remake of Steel Magnolias, she is also an accomplished Stage Actress-nominated for a Best Featured Actress Tony Award in 2012 for her role in the play Stick Fly. Earlier this year she took on the feature role of Juliet, in the latest adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet.
From my childhood years-and still to this day-Lynn Whitfield has always shined as a Standout Example of the phrase "Black Is Beautiful." And clearly that trait has been passed on to her daughter Grace Gibson. Grace is the product of the short-lived marriage between Whitfield & English Film Director Brian Gibson. Best known for her breakout performance in last year's Black Nativity, if she has anywhere near the same work ethic as her mother, we will see PLENTY of young Ms. Grace Gibson in the future...
Bianca Lawson is So FINE, that this 35 year old actress has been playing the role of a teenager for the past 20 years. The daughter of 70's-80's Star Richard Lawson & Actress Denise Gordy, Bianca Lawson has an impressive list of acting credits including MTV's Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Dawson's Creek, The Steve Harvey Show, Sister Sister, Saved By The Bell: The New Class & Much More...
And last, but not least, there's The Great Mr. Quincy Jones & his Lovely Contributions to the World: Rashida Jones & Kidada Jones!!! Both born from the 16 year marriage to "Mod Squad" Actress Peggy Lipton, Kidada & Rashida have been squarely in the limelight for decades now. Kidada Jones is an accomplished Actress, Model & Fashion Designer-and was engaged to The Dearly Departed Tupac Shakur at the time of his murder. Rashida Jones’ beauty & talent have most notably graced the screens as part of the cast of shows such as Chappelle's Show, Web Therapy, The Office, Parks And Recreation & So Much More... Thanks Quincy!