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Yohance Myles
Actor, Theatre Professor, B.A. in Theatre Arts ('06)
Yohance Miles

Yohance Miles



Alabama State University alumni can be found making their mark in nearly every industry, in every state and in several countries. Alumnus Yohance Myles can be found on the big screen.

The Birmingham native co-starred alongside Bruce Willis of “Die Hard” fame and rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent in the action movie “Fire with Fire,” filmed in New Orleans, La.

Myles, a theatre professor at Jackson State University, earned a B.A. in theatre arts from ASU and an M.F.A. in acting from Louisiana State University.

He said his talent was nurtured on the stage at ASU under the guidance of renowned actress/educator Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

“ASU really prepared me to accomplish my goals,” Myles said.

Through the years, the Department of Theatre Art’s alumni have made an impressive mark on the entertainment industry, with breakthrough roles in movies and television, as well as memorable performances on Broadway.

Stewart said Myles is a perfect representation of the work being done in ASU’s Theatre Arts program.

“Yohance Myles was a gift to Alabama State University; he is multi-talented,” Stewart said. “We in theatre arts are proud to have touched his life, validated his talents and cultivated his artistry to a level that he is destined to achieve.”

Myles’ film and television credits include “The Royal Family,” “K-Ville,” “Treme” and now “Fire with Fire.”

Even with a busy schedule in front of the camera and in the classroom, Myles still finds time to stay connected with his alma mater.

In the summer of 2011, he joined several ASU alumni who worked as instructors for ASU’s Camp 3T (Teaching Through Theatre), an annual one-week camp sponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts.

“It meant a lot for me to be able to come to Camp 3T and give back,” Myles said. “I have a chance to help shape and mold others the same way my professors at ASU helped me achieve my goals when I was a student here.”
 


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