Chandra Currelley - Singer, Actress, Songwriter, Producer
CHANDRA CURRELLEY BIO
You probably recognize Chandra as Ms. V. in Tyler Perry’s “FOR BETTER OR WORSE” and in the #1 box office movie, "DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN " playing herself in the nightclub Chandra’s. Also starring as "Shirley" in "Madea’s Big Happy Family" the stage play. Who can forget her show stopping performance as Loretta in KANDI BURRESS’s (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) "A Mother's Love” and the movie Madea’s Big Happy Family as the choir soloist, Sister Laura. CHANDRA is the former lead singer of The legendary recording group The S.O.S. Band, replacing the original lead singer. She continued the band’s string of Top Twenty Billboard hits with the CD’s "Diamonds In The Raw", and "One Of Many Nights", where she wrote several songs, including the single "Broken Promises”. Ms. Currelley is the recipient of the Lady Soul of Jazz award, 2018 Atlanta Actors Award, BWIJA award for Best Female in The Arts & Theatre and The BIBO Reflection award for Outstanding Film & Media Achievement. Ms. CURRELLEY also starred in the world premier of "Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel", and as Mother Shaw in Regina Taylor’s "Crowns".
The Gospel Choice Award nominee has performed at The White House and toured Europe and Asia leaving audiences wanting more. She has also starred in "Dinah Was", "Blues In the Night", "The Hot Mikado", "Amen Corner" (The Alliance Theatre/ Arena Stage). "Two Queens, One Castle" with T.C. Carson (Horizon Theatre),"What’s Done In the Dark", (Fox Theatre) "Slam!" "Sophisticated Ladies" and Kenny Leon’s "Rejoice" to name a few.
Because of her ability to legitimately cross musical and theatrical styles, Chandra has had the opportunity to work with some of the greats from Clarence Avant, jazz legend Roy Ayers, where she recorded the duet, "Let Me Love You", to the phenomenal Tyler Perry. Other Television credits include VH-1, Say Yes! (TBN) , (BET) Jazz Showcase (PBS) and Good Day Atlanta (Fox)
The Helen Hayes and Suzi Bass Award nominee can be seen in the new BET+ TV series, Tyler Perry’s “Bruh” as Alice. CHANDRA has released 3 solo CD’s "Relationships", "The Real Me" and "Love Songs", which contains the hit song "Love Again" from the movie, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman". Available at cdbaby.com, i tunes and Rhapsody.