No, this #TalentedTuesday is not about me. It is about Joshua Bolden, the actor. I came across this Joshua while doing a name search for myself to see what perspective employers would see.
I was surprised to find there is a performer with whom I share the same name—down to the initial. He is Joshua Levi Bolden and I am Joshua Lewis Bolden.
Joshua Levi is a triple threat as an actor, dancer, and singer and is paying for what he wants in sweat.
He portrayed Jess Meriwhether’s brother Darius in the television series Friday Night Lights (which won 2011 Teen Choice Award for ‘Best Program of the Year’) and has taken the stage in several musicals.
Most recently he starred in Twist. The musical was directed by the lady who inspired #TalentedTuesdays, Debbie Allen.
In addition to Twist, Bolden has performed in the Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Whether performing on television or on stage Joshua likes them both for different reasons but if he had to choose he would take the latter.
“If I had to pick it would be on stage because of the immediate reaction,” Josh told me on Twitter.
Besides performing on stage and television the twelve year old likes to travel, play the guitar and when the time arrives he wants to attend Harvard University.
I do not know if we are related somewhere down the line. It would be mind-boggling if we are. I do know, from his reel alone, this young man is talented and is working hard at his dream.
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Joshua Lewis’ Note: I think it would be fun for the Joshua L. Boldens to sit down for an interview. I don’t know when or where but some time in the future it has to happen.