African and british actor makes her way to american tv in new series” AD”

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Chipo Chung is a Chinese-Zimbabwean actor and social activist who I stumbled upon on YouTube through her philanthropic series Live below the line as an ambassador to the peace direct organization.She took on a challenge to live on  £1 a day for 5 days to help us raise essential funds for those who most need it.This stunning yet caring  face seemed distinctly familiar but the name I could not recall .Chipo spent her early years in a war zone with her “radical” mother, who lived with her in the Mozambican refugee camp where she worked. Chipo is not your average actress she has a certain humanistic and relatable vibe to her that I think the american audience just may need to get a sighting of.

 

 

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Chipo will star in  her first  US television series A.D. which, according to commercial broadcaster NBC, explores the “exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ”. Chipo will  portray Mary Magdalene, is part of a carefully picked diverse cast for the series which has been drawn from 10 countries.

Mary Magadalene is by far one of the most popular women in the bible , after the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene travelled with Christ as one of his followers.She was present at Jesus’ two most important moments: the crucifixion and the resurrection.

“A.D.” premieres on Easter Sunday, 2015 and is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.

 

The NBC series is the producers’ follow up to the hit “Bible” series which aired on the History Channel.Picking up right where the “Bible” series left off, “A.D.” follows a harrowing yet uplifting journey through the birth of the church. The television event will detail the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts, exploring the aftermath of Christ’s death and its impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and influential political and religious leaders of the time.

 

 

 

 

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