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*Currently appearing in Boo! A Madea Halloween, actress Angela Ray is releasing her latest book, Megastar Student Leadership: Lessons I Learned as an Actress that can Help You Lead, Achieve, and Succeed.

Ray painstakingly curated this book of stories of her success and failure in the “reel” world along with student application in the “real” world. This work also features interviews with several megastars leaders to create an easy to read guide for high school and college students.

Recently appearing in the breakout hit, Atlanta, where her performance was heralded in the New York Times, Ray is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As an actress, she is best known as “Carol,” the shady landlord on Tyler Perry’s Love thy Neighbor on the Oprah Winfrey Network, (OWN). Along with her acting career, she has been speaking to high school and college students around the country for over a decade.

Megastar Student Leadership is the second edition of Ray’s previous title, Rehearsing for the Leading Role. This updated version includes her Megastar Leadership Theory. She outlines the four megastar leadership styles in this theory as the producer, the director, the actor, and the extra. Christopher “Play” Martin of Kid ‘n’ Play wrote the foreword to this edition.

“Angela Ray provides students with the master script for transforming themselves into the leaders that they want to be,” states Shawn Bediako, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

“In a lively, engaging, and accessible style, she relays wisdom from her experiences as an actress and performer that will help young people prepare to star on the greatest stage of all–the stage of life.”

“This book is a great resource for student activities coordinators, orientation counselors and Greek-life directors who are looking for resources for the spring semester,” states Michelle Johnson, former Athletic Academic Advisor at the University of Alabama. “As high school and college students look forward to the holiday break, this book provides an ideal head start.”

Megastar Student Leadership can be pre-ordered at a discount at The book will be available on November 23, 2016 on

About Angela Ray

Angela Ray is an award-winning speaking, actress, and author who has spoken to thousands of audiences around the country. As an actress, she has appeared on Sleepy Hollow, Keeping up with the Joneses, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and Louis, where she played the role of Louis Armstrong’s mother.

She has spoken at colleges and high schools around the country including North Carolina Central University, Garden City Community College, Johnston Community College, and Fredonia State University, to name a few. For interviews or bookings, contact Angela at 855-387-4463 or at [email protected]com.




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