Ciera Payton, a 34-year-old actress from Hattiesburg, Mississippi will play Wendy Williams in the upcoming Lifetime Biopic, “Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic”.
Ciera has a pretty extensive acting resumé including, Flight of Fury, The Walking Dead, General Hospital, Laurie Perkins on CBS’ NCIS, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral.
The biopic will reveal the ups and downs Wendy experienced on her journey from urban radio to her own syndicated talk show.
Ciera will have her hands full portraying the tumultuous lifestyle of Wendy Williams.
Wendy has built a reputation over the years as an outspoken host who challenges her guest with tough questions, but recently her personal drama enticed her fans more than her hot topics.
Speaking of drama, Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter will be played by Morocco Omari, best known for his role as Tariq in Empire.
Lifetime is slated to begin production this month, and award winning Darren Grant will direct.
The film will be released in 202`1, and it will be paired with a feature-length documentary.
In the documentary, Wendy will share many personal and private moments of her life from her Manhattan apartment.
Wendy will produce both projects.
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