Rhoda Griffis. Actress. Dior Mavens

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“Susan Booth-Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre is the strongest, most intelligent, Crusader of the Arts in the room, paving the way for other powerful women in the Arts.”

Rhoda Griffis  

Actress. Raleigh, NC / Angier,NC.  University-  Univ of the North Carolina School of the Arts
BFA Drama/Theatre

Who are your biggest influencers and mentors personally & professionally and explain why? Influencer Professionally-Meryl Streep: a chameleon actor that is different in every role and strong role model for equal pay for actresses…my “Shero.” Susan Booth-Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre is the strongest, most intelligent, Crusader of the Arts in the room, paving the way for other powerful women in the Arts.

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3 things that we should know about you?   I Adore elegant Shoes! I Detest the overuse of the word “Like”, Vocal Fry and Uptalk.. I drove a school bus at 16 years old (been driving since I was 7.)

What fuels your drive? I love what I do and find my work inspiring while learning about life, my craft and people.

What exciting project are you working on?
Currently shooting JUST MERCY based on Bryan Stevenson’s eponymous book about perseverance and standing up to Racism in the South.  Soon-to-be-released Feature film- THE BEST OF ENEMIES and Hallmark’s CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND.

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What's been your most successful approach in building business relationships? I always try to work hard, save time by being uber prepared on the set + it takes so little to just be NICE!

What are the lessons you've gained that have profoundly shifted your direction in business?
I no longer “Give away my power.”  As a Southern Woman, it’s OK to have a voice, an opinion and believe you can do anything.

What are the pressing goals that you'd like to accomplish? Help my sister care for our aging parents. SAVE$$$ . Land a recurring role on a series shooting here in Georgia.

Your mantra?  “Only Boring People Get Bored”

Favorite spots to frequent for business connections in Atlanta/National/International and why?Always Coffee spots for casual meetings since its usually 1st thing in my day: Octane, Rev and Dancing Goats in the ATL.  NYC- any diner

Apple or Samsung why explain why? 
Apple (it makes sense to me) & I’m addicted to my IWatch

5 Favorite skin care products & fragrance by Dior that you enjoy using?I swear by Dior LipGlass & used it ever since it was introduced

What do you do for fun? Pilates. Gardening. Traveling

What legacy do you want to leave behind?
I’d like to be remembered as a good friend and an empathetic person who acted on my beliefs.

 Interviewed by: Maryan Aiken. Publisher. Founder. CEO. CityBox Media. Listening to Spotify. R.E.M  Automatic For The People . Live

The Dior Mavens are stylishly captivating. She is a fashionista in her own right. She exudes wellness & beauty and she fully celebrates the moment of who she is now with her chosen field. She is a ground breaker, a catalyst and an influencer. She is an entrepreneur, a business leader and she is recognized for her business engagements, sense of style, community & philanthropic involvement.

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