For New Orleans native Renée Wilson, living life to the fullest just comes naturally.
Award-winning filmmaker, writer, actor and singer Renée Wilson has been working in film, television and theatre for over 20 years and is perhaps best known for portraying Raelette Pat Lyle in the Academy Awarding -Winning film Ray. Renée is a graduate of Tulane University with a B.A. in Communication and directed and produced the documentary Crepe Covered Sidewalks about her hometown of New Orleans post hurricane Katrina. The documentary was the centerpiece film of The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival and Renée won the Best New Filmmaker award at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival.
“…a passionate advocate for social change and justice…”
Following the film, Renée released her debut album, Voodoo Queen and is set to release her second record All About Love in 2019. Renée’s work is about exploring the social issues of our time, love, truth, authenticity and spirituality and she brings these pillars to her work as a storyteller whether that be through a song, photograph, poetry, a film or a role. As a passionate advocate for social change and justice, Wilson has worked with organizations like the Pride Foundation, YES!, and HOPE, and appears as a guest host, speaker, panelist, and facilitator at arts and activism workshops and events across the country.
Currently Renée lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son and is performing her new one - woman show, HoneyPot about sexuality and female empowerment in theatres and is in pre-production with her first narrative short film Again.