On Day Three of the Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge (Saturday, September 4, 2010), the hospitality luncheon hosted by American Express featured a talks show styled program called “American Express Insider Access,” featuring actor Boris Kodjoe (star of the new NBC action series Undercovers), actor-vocalist Dawnn Lewis, actor-comedian Cedric The Entertainer and actor-author Hill Harper.
Prior to joining the “American Express Inside Access” panel of stars, Kodjoe is interviewed for Our World with Black Enterprise by the syndicated television show’s new host, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.
Kodjoe shares details of his role as secret agent, opposite actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, in NBC’s Undercovers, which premieres on Wednesday, September 22.
Cedric the Entertainer is best known for his crowd-pleasing roles in the recent hit films Barbershop with Ice Cube, Be Cool with John Travolta, Madagascar (animated feature), Intolerable Cruelty with George Clooney, and The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV’S documentary feature directed by Spike Lee.
Cedric the Entertainer shares how he transitioned from stand-up comedy to television and film roles with panel interviewer Vanessa Holiday.
A challenge attendee expresses admiration for and poses a question to Cedric the Entertainer.
Dawnn Lewis shares her experiences as a black woman in Hollywood.
In addition to her acting career, Lewis is an accomplished and versatile vocalist, having recorded with such diverse artists as rapper D’Nice, contemporary gospel group Take 6, Patrice Rushen and the late Wayman Tisdale.
Kodjoe, a Hollywood heartthrob known for his roles in films such as The Gospel and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion, joins the panel discussion.
Hill Harper, a star of the CBS crime series CSI NY, listens attentively to a question from a Challenge attendee.
Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis, Kodjoe and Harper share a laugh as well as their collective star power.