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Wakeema Hollis is an actress born in Jackson, Tennesse. Hollis currently resides in New York. She is best known for her portrayal of Monica Colby in The CW's Dynasty.


Hollis mentioned that theatre was her first love and her personal style consists of current, fashion-forward yet clean and simple. When it comes to shoes/jewelry/hair, she loves Yves Saint Laurent shoes and great necklaces. Her hair, on the other hand, is constantly in a state of evolving. Her dream is to be a film actress. Her fashion tip to girls is that “less is more” and to not overdo it! Her favorite type of dress is an all-white Catherine Malandrino summer dress. Her clothes are very feminine and beautiful. Her favorite city is Paris because she finds it so beautiful and romantic. Plus, the food is amazing, according to Hollis.

As for favorite music, it is literally everything! Her mom forced her into classical piano lessons for many years. As a result, she was exposed to and learned to appreciate many types of music. Her favorite food is a butter croissant from her favorite Parisian Boulangerie. Water is her favorite drink as she doesn’t really drink sodas. Her favorite movie is The Color Purple, and her favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. Her favorite designers are Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier, both of whom she has worked with in the past. Her style icon is Iman, whom she has been fortunate enough to work for. The last thing she does before bed is pray. She is obsessed with being healthy, living life to the fullest and being happy. She transitioned into TV in 2014 with some guest-starring roles in TV series such as Girls, Black Box, The Mysteries of Laura and The Affair and a small role in the studio movie Creative Control in 2015. In 2017, she recurred as Harriet in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before joining the cast of Dynasty in the recurring role of Monica Colby.


In 2005, Wakeema signed with Vision Management in New York and Ford Models in Europe. She walked the fall show for Catherine Malandrino in New York and she was on the cover of Luire Japan.

In 2006, she walked the spring shows for Trovata, Diane von Furstenberg, Vivienne Tam, and Marc Jacobs in New York.

In 2007, she left Vision and signed with New York Models, where she modeled the catalogue for Nordstrom, modeled Paul & Joe for Target, and appeared in an editorial for Numero. She was also in the fall ad campaign for Moschino and appeared in a V editorial.

In 2008, she became the face of Paul Smith Women and she walked the fall shows for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Baby Phat and Tracy Reese in New York.

In 2009, she was in an ad campaign for Firetrap and she was in an editorial for Glamour Magazine.

In 2010, she appeared in an ad campaign for Y-3 and was in an editorial for Arise Magazine.

In 2012, she was in an ad campaign for Ralph Lauren, in an editorial for Essence Magazine, and she walked for Lifeball Vienna.[4]