Medina Senghore

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Medina Senghore
Born 1977 (age 43–44)
Occupation lawyer, musician, actor

Medina Senghore is a former lawyer, a graduate of prestigious Harvard Law School, who switched careers, at 37, and enrolled at Juillard.[1]

During a profile in

The New York Times profiled Senghore, and her fiance, when they became engaged, in 2010.[2]


  1. Erin Delmore (2021-06-04). "How I went from patent attorney to Angelina Jolie's Hollywood co-star". NBC News. Archived from the original on 2021-10-09. Retrieved 2021-11-04. "Initially, Senghore didn’t believe she could pursue acting as a full-time career. Writing in her journal, she tried to think of a practical job that she could apply her passion to. “What is it that you would do for free?” she asked herself, drawing on the often-recited question. The answer was easy: She had always been acting for free as a hobby or side hustle." 
  2. Eric V. Copage (2010-11-07). "Medina Senghore and Kareem Collie". The New York Times: p. ST14. Archived from the original on 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2021-11-04. "Her upbringing, on Long Island, was another element of the formula that guided her life. 'My father is from the Gambia and a Muslim, and my mom grew up in a traditionally Christian household, so I grew up with some very strict rules, especially about dating,' she added."