Turia Paigê Lennon was born in St Albans, Queens, New York on June 26, 1964. She is the third daughter of five siblings (three sisters, one brother). At age 5, Turia, her mom and sisters moved to the Jersey Shore (Long Branch) where she lived until she moved to Washington DC. Turia graduated from Long Branch High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech/Theatre/Media with a minor in both English and Education from Kean University. Soon after she graduated, she began teaching K-12 as a perm sub, performing the duties of the regular class room teacher, in the same school system she attended as a student.

Turia enjoys bike riding, cooking, writing poetry and helping other people any way she can. Turia was crowned Miss Bronze World USA Winner in a 1987 Scholarship Pageant. She did a dramatic monologue from Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin In The Sun", playing the role of both Asagai and Beneatha. She was a weekend news broadcaster on her college radio station WKNJ and wrote a few articles for the school newspaper. She modeled in charity fashion shows to raise money for her Alma Mater, competed in talent shows and modeling competitions.

Turia was also nominated Young Outstanding Woman of America, Who's Who in Poetry and Golden Poet. She was an extra in a Mickey Rourke film called, "Home Boy" filmed in Asbury Park, N.J, near her home town. She played the role of Patti Mae Wells in Samm Art Williams' play called, "Home." She was the lady in Orange in Ntozake Shange's play, "For Colored Girls" directed by Darrell L. Willis at Brookdale Community College, 1990 in NJ. She played the Mayor's secretary in a low budget film called, "Politics" with Dickens Productions in DC and most recently played the role of Special Agent Buck in ASAE's Sit-Com, "Guilt By Association" which premiered in Los Angeles at their 2010 Annual Meeting. You can view her scenes on YouTube as Buck in the Restaurant Scene and Van Scene.

You can contact Turia via e-mail at Turia_lennon@yahoo.com or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Turia


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