Rayven Ferrell is building a name for herself as a prolific young actress who is now taking on the role of Tupac’s sister Sekyiwa in the highly anticipated All Eyez On Me. The Atlanta by way of Ohio transplant took the challenge with the confidence of living out her own truth and finding the similarities in Shakur’s life. It is her biggest job thus far especially considering the fact that Tupac fans are some of the most particular about the posthumous presentation of the icon and anyone connected to him. As a newer face, she has already appeared on Greenleaf and Lee Daniel’s girl group drama Star. But it is the role of Sekyiwa Shakur that is poised to take her work to her biggest audience yet.
“I feel like Tupac was a perfect example of that just being that voice for minorities, for Blacks for people in poverty for everybody”
How did you become an actress?
I attended performance arts schools all my life since I was eight until I graduated. I kind of had a few concentrations I had ballet, I had acting and I had creative writing and I had violin. Then as I got older I had to narrow it down at first to two and then it was one because it was so time-consuming and I ended up picking acting.