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Ambre Anderson Has It All Figured Out

Ambre Anderson Has It All Figured Out

Photography by Omar Graham

Don’t let anyone define you.


Ambre Anderson knows what it means to grind. After all, making it as a model in New York is no easy feat. Ambre commands the attention of everyone in the room with her confident, nearly 5’10” stature. She’s about her business and works hard to make it happen. A Howard University graduate with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Ambre is using her education and experience to become a curious and capable filmmaker.

Photography by Omar Graham  

As a student at Howard, Ambre started her career by finding her way to New York to work catalog modeling jobs. After graduation, she jetted to NYC to discover her purpose in life. When she arrived in the city, she slept on a friend’s couch after her castings and worked the overnight shift at the W Hotel, just so she could go through the auditioning process again in the morning. In a city full of hungry talent, Ambre knew she had to jump through hoops to be where she wanted to be in her career. After long nights and even longer mornings, she landed her first contract with Soft Sheen. She went on to do print and commercial ads for big brands like Coca-Cola, Jeep, and Samsung.

“I found my passion about six years ago in comedic acting and directing. But I’m also excited about all genres of the craft.”

Ambre is an artist at heart. She paints, writes, and is an emerging filmmaker. “I found my passion about six years ago in comedic acting and directing. But I’m also excited about all genres of the craft,” she says. She wrote, directed, and starred in the sitcom pilot, Ms. Renaissance. She’s currently hard at work promoting the pilot. “It’s about a woman in NYC who simultaneously loses her dead-end relationship and job and decides to find her dream career and real love.” In a way, Ms. Renaissance mirrors Ambre’s own journey in discovering her own career passions. Ambre is still flexing her acting chops. She plays a hostage turned sociopath in the film, Invisible War. This past month, the film had a limited release in AMC theaters. Too many of us limit ourselves to one expressive outlet. In the end, it is our hard work and our passions that establish our legacy.

To learn more about Ambre Anderson, follow her on IG @ambre.anderson and Twitter @AmbreAnderson.