Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Mugga’s career in comedy began on a dare, kind of. After attending The High school of Fashion Industries she took a Job at The Body Shop. She soon met and befriended an up and coming Comic named Wil Sylvince. They struck up a friendship and he coaxed her into giving Stand Up a try. She didn’t give it much thought and went on to study communications at Medgar Evers College. However, the desire to give it a shot never dissipated. After attending a few of comedy show’s she decide to give comedy a shot at Harlem’s  Uptown comedy club. And the rest, as they say, is history. Although, a career in fashion fell by the wayside, she has no regrets about choosing a career in entertainment. She actually believes it chose her. Stand up can be a particularly rough way to make a living sometimes but her love of making people laugh and feel a little bit better makes it all worth it.

She soon began working the New York Comedy club circuit. She went on to perform at some of the cities land mark clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up New York, The Ha! And many others. Shortly thereafter, she began touring Clubs and colleges all over the country. But she didn’t stop there. Mugga received several opportunities to perform overseas at comedy clubs and theatres as well. Her comedy crosses color lines, age lines and the international dateline. She has worked at venues in Great Britain, Holland, Canada and throughout the caribbean. She soon went on to entertain U.S. service men and women in Germany, Italy and South Korea.

Hard work and being in the right place at the right time would eventually paid off. She auditioned for The talent coordinator for Russell Simmons’ Def comedy Jam and earned a spot on the show. Soon after her appearance on the show, she was invited on The Def Jam tour with Comics such as Cedrick The Entertainer and Mike Epps. Followed by several appearances on BET’s Comic View.

Mugga’s career in comedy took off first but her passion for acting never went away. She worked as a Voice Over artist promoting products for companies such as Burger King, AT&T, Ford Motor Company and many more. She also enjoys a career in Television Commercials landing Principal roles in National spots for, Verizon and Macy’s.

Even though she appreciates working in front of the Camera, she also enjoys working where there are no cameras allowed, In the Theatre. In order to strengthen her acting muscle, Mugga decided to seek theater training. She began working with The Sledge Project in New York City, Which was founded by Producer, Daryl Sledge.  It was through intense training sessions with the theaters Director/ Instructor, Ward Nixon, that she discovered a great respect & appreciation for the rigors of Theatrical performance. She went on to perform in several productions at the 45th Street Theater including Niel Simmon’s “Last of the red hot lovers”, “Barefoot in the park” and August Wilson’s “Fences”. Just to name a few.

Mugga is also a firm believer in basic human rights as well as civil rights. And she was able to express this through her work. She’s performed in several productions of “The People of Clarendon County” A Play by Ossie Davis, & The Answer to Racism” . The Play was produced by Journalist and friend of Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Alice Bernstien Of The Alliance of ethics & Art. It is set in 1950’s segregated South Carolina. And centers around a couple, William & Mary Ragin. Mugga plays the role of Mary. The play was written in celebration of the Supreme Courts decision to outlaw school segregation. After several performances the group was asked by House Majority Whip, James E. Clyburn, To Washington D.C. to perform at the U.S. Congress.

Mugga appreciates each and every opportunity she’s been afforded. She also understands the many ups & downs of the entertainment industry. Although she has many credits to her name, she just couldn’t seem to break into Film. That’s when Mr. Lee Daniels came knocking. She auditioned for him 3 times but did not get the part. However, Mr. Daniels offered her a “smaller” part in his Academy Award winning film “Precious” and she accepted. (of course!)

She knows that it’s very hard not to be down on yourself sometimes in this business. But if you truly love the craft you understand that every completed project (BIG or small) is a Success. As long as you have something to give, NEVER give up.

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