Rain Pryor - Manifesting Coach, Actress, Jazz Blues singer, comedy content writer, playwright, activist, motivational speaker, and mother.
Rain, believes you can create the life you desire, and she wants to assist you in finding your desires. Pryor, is a truly brilliant performer, who is known for her superior work ethic, integrity. Her performancess are thought provoking, through truthful storytelling.
"Fried Chicken and Latkes" is Pryor's award winning solo show, a hilarious and heart-wrenching story of growing up black and Jewish in a politically incorrect era. Her father was comic genius Richard Pryor, and her mother a Jewish astronomer. Discover how Pryor finds her identity in both worlds, and works to change ours. Directed by Eve Brandstein.
Pryor has received rave reviews from Los Angeles Times "Critics Choice" and her singing voice and sense of timing were hailed as rare gifts. NY Times "Critic Pick" and NY Times review said, "..she has an outsized presence built for Broadway."
"Fried Chicken and Latkes" played to sold out crowds and standing ovations every night at the 375 seat theatre in Beverly Hills, CA, and repeated that success at the Culture Project in New York, Chicago, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Scotland, Atlanta, Harlem, North Carolina, and now Santa Monica CA.
Growing up Black and Jewish gives Rain a unique perspective on race, religion and spirituality. She shares her views and has lead panel discussions on diversity in education and in the entertainment industry at Princeton University, The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore.
LIFE HAPPENS is Pryor's Jazz/ Blues Cabaret. It is an irreverent comedic musical tour de force, that headlined the world famous Hippodrome theater in Baltimore Maryland, the Irridium in NYC
Pryor has been performing as a Jazz/Blues vocalist since 1993,having played to sold out crowds in Los Angeles, DC, Hong Kong, Scotland and London. Her live cabaret received 4 stars and was critically acclaimed "...not to be missed."
Pryor initially made her television debut in 1989 as a series regular, T.J., on the hit ABC series Head of the Class, a character adopted from Pryor’s own monologs at the request of ABC producers during her second audition.
Pryor starred for several years opposite Sherilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave, as Jackie, the lipstick lesbian drug addict on the Showtime series Rude Awakening, and has additionally guest starred on network television series such as The Division and Chicago Hope. She has appeared numerous times on both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, as well as The Late Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Tavis Smiley.
Rain’s stage credits include playing the title role of Billy Holiday in the UK tour of the Billie Holiday Storyand the title role of Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premier of Ella, Meet Marilyn. Rain was teamed up with award winning UK Soap actress Sally Lyndsay. She’s performed in the Los Angeles production of Eve Ensler's, Vagina Monologues, with Nora Dunn of Saturday Night Live fame and Charlene Tilton, Cookin' With Gas, with the Groundlings improvisation troupe, The Exonerated with critically acclaimed actor Aidan Quinn, and, The Who's Tommy at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Don't forget to check out Pryor's two time nominated book Jokes My Father Never Taught Me, Life, Love and Loss with Richard Pryor. and the documentary THAT DAUGHTER'S CRAZY