Activist Artists Management Signs ‘Twenties’ Breakout Jojo T. Gibbs

EXCLUSIVE: Activist Artists Management has signed Jojo T. Gibbs, the actress, writer, producer and stand-up comedian best known for her starring role in Lena Waithe’s semi-autobiographical BET series Twenties, for representation. Bernie Cahill and Grant Pennel will run point for the client.

Airing for two seasons from 2020-2021, Twenties was a comedy-drama following the lives of three young women in their twenties as they navigated the challenges of adulthood in Los Angeles. Starring opposite Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown and Big Sean, Gibbs portrayed Hattie, a queer Black woman based on Waithe, who aspires to be a screenwriter.

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Most recently seen in Alex Garland’s buzzy A24 pic Civil War, Gibbs’ other recent credits on the film side include Luc Besson’s Dogman opposite Caleb Landry Jones, Celine Song’s A24 Best Picture nominee Past Lives, Hulu’s Mimi Cave thriller Fresh, Amazon’s Something from Tiffany’s, and Cora Bora, an indie that opens in theaters this month.

Recently shooting her first one-hour stand-up special, which is slated for release later this year, Gibbs will also soon be seen starring in the action-thriller Dirty Angels from director Martin Campbell.

“Jojo’s talent on-screen in both comedic and dramatic roles and off-screen as a writer/producer is undeniable,” said Activist’s Justin Deanda. “We are thrilled to be a part of her bright future.”

A leading, full-service management firm founded on the belief that artists, actors, and brands can create positive change in the world, Activist’s other notable clients include actors Ken Watanabe and David Alan Grier, screenwriter Terry Rossio (Godzilla vs. Kong), White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, Oscar-winning media company Lion Forge Animation (Hair Love) and Human Rights Watch, to name just a few. On the music side, the company reps the likes of The Lumineers, the Grateful Dead, Dead & Company (co-manager Azoff/Moir), Bobby Weir, Dwight Yoakam, Weyes Blood, The Pretty Reckless, Brittney Spencer and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Gibbs continues to be represented by Imprint PR and Felker Toczek Suddleson.

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