WATCH: LisaRaye McCoy on Life Lessons and Being 'Every Woman' - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

LisaRaye McCoy: Making her comeback (Image: File)

Let’s call it a comeback–and a strong one at that. caught up with actress and former First Lady of Turks & Caicos LisaRaye McCoy, who dishes on her determination to succeed at doing what she loves — acting and entertaining.

In this extended interview, McCoy tells of her fight to regain the spotlight after taking a break from show business and picking up the pieces following a highly publicized and scandalous divorce. With a smile and wit as crisp as her signature white ensembles, the actress details her return for a second season of TV One’s LisaRaye: The Real McCoy, the network’s highest-rated show, (debuting in April), and to sitcom TV in VH1’s first scripted series, Single Ladies, which will debut in May.

“I am every woman, I am superwoman, I am all of that, as all of us are,” McCoy says. “And I want to be that person to say, ‘Hey, me too, you too, we too.”

Videography and editing by Melissa Johnson

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.