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It started with a scholarship from The Donna Reed Foundation

Saycon Sengbloh

Saycon Sengbloh (born October 23, 1977).

Saycon Sengbloh is a Donna Reed Foundation 1996 National Scholarship winner in the categories of Acting and Musical Theatre.

She went on to establish a career as an actress and singer. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. and an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance for her role in Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed in 2016.

In 2017, Sengbloh was cast in a recurring role as Angela Webster for the sixth season of Shonda Rhimes' political drama Scandal. She played the role of Roberta in the 2018 historical drama film Ask for Jane. In 2021, she starred opposite Jennifer Hudson in the biographical drama film Respect playing Erma Franklin, the elder sister of Aretha Franklin. She most recently played the mother in the reboot of the TV series, The Wonder Years which ran for two seasons.


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