OKAY SO NOW TO HIT YOU WITH THE BORING STUFF.....LOL BUT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING TO KNOW ME AND HOW I BECAME WHO I AM TODAY, HERE IS A SHORT SYNOPSIS......TRUST ME THIS IS SHORT I COULD GO ON ABOUT THIS FOR DAYS.....OH WAIT IT'S A BLOG, SO I HAVE PLENTY OF DAYS........ LOL.....MY HERSTORY!!
"Performing is in her blood"! Aminah Cole's father was a professional saxophonist and jazz band leader and her mother was one of the first African American Professional Plus Size Models. She started singing at the age of 2, dancing at the age of 3 and acting in Off-Broadway musicals by the age of 14. Aminah attended the Talent Unlimited High School for Performing Arts in New York City starting as a Dance major and Drama as a minor but Acting soon became her main passion switching to Drama as her Major in her Junior year and continued to study Theater Arts in College. Aminah has been cast in several Comedy Stage Plays, Musical Theater and Gospel Plays. She recently was cast in her first film in the award winning Tony Clomax's 12-Steps to Recovery Webseries.
Her love for fashion and being a an advocate for and representative of the Plus Size Community, along with her 6 foot tall stature, Aminah always wanted to pursue a career in Plus Modeling. She attended a Runway Bootcamp under the direction of her Plus Model Mentor and Colleague Gwen DeVoe CEO and Founder of the Plus Academy where Aminah continued to study Plus Modeling in New York. From there she began her Plus Modeling Career ripping the runway with such groups as Katwalk Katerers and One Chance Entertainment in the Evolution of Curves Tour 2010 in New York City and will be modeling with OCE in the Evolution of Curves Tour 2011 in NYC where she is currently an assistant casting director and plus model coach. She also modeled in the Lane Bryant Girl’s Night Out in February 2011 at their Flagship Store in Downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Mall.
Aminah, also an entrepreneur and believing that she can make a difference in the way “the entertainment industry” looks at plus size entertainers and models, started her own company called Not Your Average Talents. NYAT is the Premiere Plus Size Entertainment Company dedicated to giving plus size actors, singers, dancers, models, comedians, musicians, etc. an avenue to showcase themselves and their talents, find castings specific to their unique image, in addition serving as a one stop source for Casting Directors, Filmmakers, Model Scouts, Talent Agencies, Record Producers, Production Houses, and Production Studios to use our service to easily find the best in talented plus size entertainers and models.
Not Your Average Talents has a mission to break down the barriers of discrimination and mockery in the Entertainment Industry against Plus Size Entertainers and Plus Models. She is a firm believer that people should be judged by the size of their talent and not the size of their body and is determined to change that stigma in entertainment and fashion. You can learn more about Not Your Average Talents and join the Plus Size Entertainers Movement by viewing their website at www.notyouraveragetalents.com and registering as a member on the Plus Size Talents Forum.
After losing an amazing 100lbs, Aminah feels that there is nothing she can't accomplish and is well on her way to making herself and Not Your Average Talents a name in Entertainment and Media!