Who is Arianna Jones?
Arianna Jones is an actress, dancer, writer, and civil rights activist known for using her influence across various platforms to advocate for, and tell the stories of marginalized, underrepresented groups through the display of various forms of art and action in her community.
Arianna uses her art as a medium to educate and to share insight on a variety of social and political topics which are not often acknowledged or go unrecognized in conversations regarding injustice and inequality in the United States and around the world.
Although she is most known for her work as an actress and a dancer, Arianna is also a creative writer and poet, a digital content creator, a visual artist, and will now be adding producer to her long list of credits with the launch of her film production company, Arianna Jones Productions LLC, in 2023.
|Full Name||Arianna Danae Jones|
|Date of Birth||23 November 2000|
|Birth Place||Charlottesville, Virginia|
|Profession||Actress, Film Producer|
|Age||22 years old|
|Height||5 feet 1 inch|
Early Life and Education
Arianna Jones was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 23, 2000, daughter of Kristie Feggans and Antonio Jones. She spent the first few years of her life in Esmont, Virginia, a small rural town outside of Charlottesville, raised by her mother and grandparents, Joyce and Curtis Feggans, after her parents separated in 2006. She attended Yancey Elementary School, now Yancey Community Center in Esmont, until 2007 when she and her mother returned to Charlottesville. She then completed grades 1 through 5 at Hollymead Elementary School, going on to Sutherland Middle School, now Lakeside Middle School, and graduating from Albemarle High School.
From a young age Arianna participated as a part of the youth ministry as well as singing in the youth choir at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Esmont, Virginia. At age 13, Arianna began all-star competitive cheerleading on a local team. Traveling from state to state performing and competing on a national level with her cheerleading team, her love for performing and entertaining grew stronger.
On August 11, 2017 Arianna witnessed the Unite the Right rally take place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Having participated in a variety of community service events since being a part of Chestnut Grove’s youth ministry and devastated by the acts of terror and racism which occurred in her city, Arianna then dedicated herself to using her skills and knowledge to serve her community and to advocate for change.
After graduating from high school in 2019, Arianna attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts, graduating a year early, in 2022, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a double-minor in Psychology and Sociology. During her years at New York University Arianna continued her work as an activist and philanthropist and soon became a member of the Upper Echelon Tau Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 2020 prior to graduating in 2022.
Arianna explains that her passion for performing emerged as a result of doing competitive cheerleading, traveling throughout the country and entertaining large crowds. In 2014 her middle school drama program put on a production of the play So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader by M. G. Davidson. Intrigued by the title, Arianna auditioned for the play and received a part playing the lead role. Her first time acting on stage, she instantly fell in love with the art form.
From this point forward Arianna continued acting at community theaters as well as in her high school drama program. Over the course of her first two years of high school she landed lead roles in numerous plays including Two Trains Running by August Wilson playing Risa, West Side Story by Arthur Laurents playing Anita, and Big Love by Charles L. Mee playing Bella. She would later play the role of Dana in the New York City play He’ll Work It Out by Taryn C. Atkins.
In 2017, at age 16, Arianna Jones began her career in film after, coincidentally, being cast as a cheerleader in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018). She went on to land roles in a number of other television shows and feature films including Raveland (2022) as BB, For My Man (2019) portraying Rolaunda Fripp, ATL Homicide (2021) portraying Sharnita Hutchinson, Come Together (2022) as Sade, Roadkill (2022), Dope King (2022), and Swamp Thing (2019).
In 2023 Arianna Jones will play the lead role in the dramatic series Bottom, written and directed by Joseph C. Grant, which tells the story of a young girl from New York in the 1970s battling her way through human trafficking after being forced into prostitution by her father. She will also co-star alongside reality television personality Deleesa St. Agathe from Netflix’s The Circle, Julito McCullum known for Akeelah and the Bee, Shawn D. Lindsey, and Ephraim Benton playing the role of Nina in the upcoming series Blood Money written by Angelia Jackson and directed by Michael A. Pinckney.
In 2019 Arianna Jones received the Paul Goodloe McIntire Award of Leadership and Character honoring her work as an activist, philanthropist, and a benevolent citizen in her community home in Virginia. Shortly after graduating from New York University in the spring of 2022, Arianna became a member of the NAACP. She explains that she strives to use her artistry as a source of power by combining art with activism. Her current projects tackle prominent issues such as sexual abuse, gun violence, and police brutality.
While she does not have a huge presence on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, Arianna’s following on Instagram is continually and rapidly growing and currently sits at about 12k followers.
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