Logan Browning is one of the stars of the Netflix series “Dear White People,” a satirical comedy-drama based on the 2014 film of the same name. Browning plays the role of main character Samantha White in the series. Browning completely dove into the role of Sam White and draws inspiration from the character as she continues to seek knowledge.
“Sam is a rebel. She is the smartest person in the room and makes sure everyone knows it. She’s a creative. Despite her political rhetoric, she has a colorful mind and her compassion drives her to fight against the unjust,” Browning said in an interview with ESPN W.
“The writing is impeccable. At the very least I hope the show will incite conversation. It’s obviously the most appropriate time for a show with a rhetoric like this one. I believe the show will encourage people to be free thinkers, and to take charge of growing into their chosen role in society.”
It is Browning’s most notable role, but it is not where she got her start onscreen.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Browning attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School and Vanderbilt University. Browning’s biological mother is Caucasian and was in enlisted in the Army when she gave birth at age 18. Browning was adopted by an African American couple.
The 28-year-old actress got her big screen debut in 2007 when she starred in the role of Sasha in “Bratz: The Movie.” She previously appeared in a handful of episodes of “Summerland” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survivor Guide.” She is also one of the stars of VH1’s “Hit the Floor.”
You can watch Browning on season 2 of “Dear White People” which was added to Netflix on Friday, May 4.