Lekethia is an award-winning playwright , television writer and actress from Houston, TX who now resides in Los Angeles.
In her work she explores an allegory that both physically and mentally the whole country is stuck, in some “holding space” and unable to move forward because there has been no accounting for the crimes done against the black body.
Lekethia just wrapped as an ExecutiveStory Editor on ARMOR WARS for Marvel Studios. Prior to that, she was staffed on TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for CW. She was also staffed on the show SILO for Apple TV & AMC Studios and was hired to write an unannounced Bad Robot/Stephen King project. Lekethia is also featured on HBOMAX PROJECT GREENLIGHT: NEW GENERATION writers’ roundtable. Her pitch, THE ELITE, sold to OWN with Harpo Films producing. Lekethia was a fellow in the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab, where she developed her pilot script – “Valley of Bones” – based on her play of the same name. Her play “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red," received five nominations for the 2018 Audelco Awards, winning Best Play. Lekethia is a mother to a teenage girl, a southern girl with big town experiences, past high-school varsity cheerleader and Drama Club Vice President, an HBCU alum, Pentecostal raised, former Blockbuster and Astro-world employee (when they once existed), middle child of five who was once teased for wearing bifocals, arts advocate and lover of creative big worlds that somehow feel intimate because character is at the forefront.
Lekethia holds a MA in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama (NYC).
Her management is 3Arts Entertainment and agency, UTA.