Recognition and Awards
Outstanding Actress Nominee, African American Art Alliance, 2007
Lead in Award Winning short film "White Sugar in a Black Pot"
Supporting role in Award Winning short film "Lucky Suit."
What Have I Done Lately --
My most recent stage performances include Life Without Parole (Helen) written by Warren Doody and directed by Jessica Dermody; Love is, a devised Shakespeare Play written by me and directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley; William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Hermione) directed by Michael Early; Tracey Scott Wilson’s The Story (Pat) directed by Jeannine Foster-Mckelvia; The Misanthrope (Arsinoe) directed by Michael Early; The Seagull (Arkadina); and Michael Bradford’s Living in the Wind (Sarah).
My television credits include a principle co-star role in 2 episodes of HBO's miniseries Show Me a Hero, a meaty co-star role on The Blacklist, a co-starring role on Law & Order: SVU, a recurring role on CBS’s As the World Turns, a recurring role on ABC's One Life to Live and All My Children. My film credits include leading roles in White Sugar in a Black Pot directed by Rachel Johnson and The Odds directed by Leon Hendrix III; supporting roles in Inspire/Lucky Suit directed by Roy Clovis and Absence of Love directed by Billy Frank. I also had a supporting role in the web series Anthology directed by Ashley D.
How The Unleashed Acting Technique Evolved
Although I was having success as an actor, I longed for a deeper more authentic connection with my characters. After all, I left a very successful law career to become an actor because I wanted to give voice to women's issues that no one wanted to talk about. So, I created the Unleashed Acting Technique ("UAT"), and my acting began to sing with truth, authenticity and believability. To share my discovery with others, I developed the UAT workshop and scene study classes.
Acting Shakespeare, Sarah Lawrence College
Alexander Technique for Actors, NYC
5-Meditations Movement and Grounding for Actors, NYC
Reviews and Testimonials
Life Without Parole, World Premier, NY Fringe Festival 2014
August 27, 2014 by Mallory Delchamp
Lolita Brinkley shines as Helen, and her raw and riveting performance could bring even the most unsympathetic audience member to tears.
August 14th, 2014 by Daria Sommers on Playing Around
Kellerman counters Helen’s every word with such doubt and disdain, you quickly realize she has no chance for parole. Nor do any of the other women. While this realization limits the dramatic tension, the collective voice of the women’s individual stories is so powerful you barely notice. This power is in large part due to Lolita Brinkley’s utterly convincing portrayal of Helen, which along with John Moss’s pitch-perfect Parole Commissioner, holds the play together.
"She [Lolita] constantly gives constructive criticism and support which she seems to be able to instinctively tailor to be maximumly helpful to each individual in the class."
"I learned a lot with regards to thinking about intention and need for my character. I really like the image work that you implemented along with a few of the physical activities." Student, SLC
"I've never done imagination work to the extent that we did in class, and I feel like it helped humanize the characters and situations that they were in. It gave me another approach to inhabiting various characters." SLC Student
"Thank you so much! You've really helped me tap into a lot of emotions that I couldn't access before. Your exercises have been so helpful, and I think you're an amazing director." SLC Student
Got accepted!!! I just found out I got accepted into the study abroad program in London. I Cannot thank you enough for all of your help! SLC Student