There are those that study the art of acting, and there are those that were born to do so. Please meet Terrence Shingler!
Terrence is a native of the DMV area, a graduate of Central High School and Prince George’s Community College. Rising as a singer and theatrical performer, he has been performing on stage and singing since the young age of 2 years old. Over the course of his early years, he’s performed in places such as the local, iconic staple, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Terrence’s personal philosophy of humility, hard work, and patience (coupled with the discipline, determination, and drive learned through his many talents), have equipped him with the tools to be successful in the entertainment business.
Musically, he has shared the stage, co-starring and singing background, with various artists, such as Grammy nominated artists Ledisi, Kenny Lattimore, Kim Burrell, Marvin Winans, Grammy Award winning Gospel artist Tye Tribbett, and the Legendary Godfather of Go-Go, the late Chuck Brown. In 2012, Terrence was also selected to be apart of an ensemble who performed at Dr. Martin Luther King’s memorial dedication ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall, in DC.
2013-14 has opened many doors for Terrence in the realm of acting the extends well beyond his previous theatrical experiences! With his raw talent and ability, he was able to book TV commercials for companies such as Shentel Cable Company & Koons Automotive. Not only did he stop there, but Terrence has also started to make his mark on popular TV & Online series’, such as Emmy Award Winning Netflix show, “House of Cards – Season 2”, Emmy Award Winning HBO series, “VEEP”, NBC‘s new TV series, “The Blacklist”, as well as new shows on ID Network.
Terrence shares more with us about his journey thus far:
Q: What part of the DMV are you reppin’?
A: I rep both NW Washington, DC and Suitland, MD…I grew up part of my life in both areas.
Q: What influenced you to engage in your talents/gifts?
A: God, my wife, the support of my friends, family and belief in my God given ability is what influenced me to engage in my talents/gifts. I also had to leave my fear behind and step out on faith.
Q: How has your community influenced you, and vice versa?
A: My community has impacted me in a major way. It has humbled me so much, that no matter how successful I become, I will never forget where I came from. You will still be able to walk up to me and not have to worry about me getting “BRAND NEW” on you. I will stop and talk to you because at the end of the day, I am human just like you.
Q: If there’s anything that you would want your peers & supporters to know about you (assuming that they don’t already), what would it be?
A: You can check out my website (www.actorterrence.com) to find out all that I’m working on.
Q: What’s next?!
A: I will soon be working on two web-series: “Anacostia”, written by Indie Award Winning Writer and Director, Anthony Anderson, and “Chocolate City”, written by Landra V. Phillips.
Keep up with Terrence’s many talents, including his VoiceOver work, at his website (mentioned above), and his official IMDb page! Also, connect personally with him via various social networking sites, including FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. With God’s hand guiding him, the skies the limit for this talented young man.