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BORN: May 2
BIRTHPLACE: Seoul, South Korea
HEIGHT: 5'5"
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Feb 20, 2014
HOMETOWN: Washington, DC / Neptune & Belmar, NJ

5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  • I was Pre-med when I decided to pursue acting full time.
  • I auditioned for The Rockets when I was 22, I'm still too short! LoL
  • I'm A NERD, I used to read the dictionary for fun as a kid!
  • Im professionally trained in ballet, I'm on POINTE (pun intended)
  • Im a pretty darned good FLUTE & Piccolo Player! Started in the 4th grade!


Multiethnic (African American / Korean) Actress Denyce Lawton, is best
known for her four seasons as a SERIES REGULAR on the #1 Cable Comedy Series & 6 time NAACP Best Comedy Series Winner, Tyler Perry's "House
of Payne".

Denyce began her childhood and education in "The Jersey Shore" of
Belmar & Neptune NJ and then to Washington DC where she completed
middle school and high school in Prince Georges County Maryland.
Graduating at the top of her class while taking college course classes
her Senior year, she also participated in almost every academic program
and club including being Vice President of her Senior class, The
Biotechnology Program for gifted students intended for The Medical
Field, The Future Teachers Of America Club, The Yearbook Staff, Pom-Pom Squad, Girls Basketball and what would bring her to Hollywood
eventually... The Drama Club! Going on to college after graduating,
Denyce studied Pre-Med At The University Of Maryland while attending an early studies program at the prestigious John Hopkins University. And
although her passion to help people and save lives was imprinted since
childhood, Entertainment is where her true heart and talent was.

Denyce began her professional entertainment goals and career as a
background dancer in theater, NYC famous Broadway and then later for
recording artists such as Kanye West, N' Sync, Mya, Nelly, Jagged Edge,
Ja Rule, Puff Daddy & many others. Wanting to set her goals higher,
Denyce ventured into the music industry as a backdoor into the film
industry. Denyce served as assistant Vice President of Urban Promotions
at Warner Brother Records then later became A & R at Priority Records
in New York City, NY. A fast and dedicated worker, Denyce gained
unmatched experience and knowledge that would prove to be critical in
the development of creative properties working as personal assistant to
Record Executive & mogul Irv Gotti at Murder Inc Records then later
finally transitioning into the film industry working as an Assistant
Junior Publicist at 20th Century Fox Films. Soon after, Denyce utilized
her deep-rooted creativity, WB ties and Fox affiliations to share her
unique talent and on-screen charisma, hosting a multitude of shows and

With limited experience and opportunities, Denyce participated in
several Theatrical Plays as well as the famous Shakespeare In The Park
Company while she began modeling for Kemi Oil, FUBU, ADIDAS, Enyce,
Karl Kani and Baby Phat. While pursuing her acting and modeling career,
she conquered a solid presence in notable Hip Hop/R&B/Pop music videos; "The Way" by Clay Aiken, "Peaches & Cream" by 112, "One Mic" by Nas, & "Anything" by Jaheim, (to name just a few), solely to accumulate enough camera experience and money to fund her acting pursuits & move to Los Angeles CA & has been gracing the screens, magazines and tubes ever since.

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