A native of Berkley, California, and raised in Flint, Michigan, Nafisa Thomas ultimately became a native of Dallas, Texas. After high school, she enlisted in the United States Army where she served during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Upon completing a four-year enlistment, she enrolled in Hinds Community College and received an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Thomas then transferred to Murray State University and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and begin working as a Paralegal, and in the Social Services with at-risk youth. Thomas reentered the military force in 2007, where she currently serves as a paralegal (Legalman). She recognized her strong interest in film, theater, entertainment and passion for film was realized in 2018 when I attended the National Black Film Festival in Houston, Texas. After which she challenged herself to write, produce, and act in a film. She completed “Perspective” in November of 2019, and acted in a “coming of age” film entitled “Grow Up;” written by P.G. Marlar, which is scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2022.
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