Teyonah Parris, born September 22, 1987, is an American actress. She began her career playing secretary Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series Mad Men (2012–2015) and starring in the 2014 independent film Dear White People. Since that, Parris starred in Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq, in US soap opera Empire and in Academy-nominated film If Beale Street Could Talk. In 2021, Parris landed her breakthrough role portraying an adult Monica Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series WandaVision. She will reprise the role in The Marvels, scheduled to be released in 2023.
Parris has won two Black Reel Awards and received nominations at Screen Actors Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards.