Geoffrey Owens Lands Ten Episodes In Tyler Perry's "Have And Have Nots"

Joann Johnston
September 11, 2018

One of those supporters was Tyler Perry, who tweeted a job offer at Owens: "I'm about to start shooting OWN's number one drama next week!" Shortly after, Nicki Minaj took to her Queen Radio show to express her support of Owens.

"Honestly, shame on everyone here, except of course Geoffrey Owens, who (as far as I know) has never gone the route of many actors and former actors - never disgraced himself in the media, never gotten into trouble with the law", Nolte.

Minaj, meanwhile, confirmed to ET that she was going to reach out to Owens, who is best known for playing Sondra Huxtable's doctor husband, Elvin Tibideaux, on The Cosby Show. You don't know how hard it is to get your first acting job.

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The "Chun-Li" rapper hopes Owens doesn't take her donation the wrong way, but she wants to help in any way she can. "This man is a whole. legend in these streets". "Y'all don't know how hard it is to keep getting jobs. and you want to put somebody up on the f--ing internet?" "And you want to put somebody up on the internet?"

In an with The Hollywood Reporter published Thursday, Owens described the incident and ensuing backlash as a blessing in disguise and a potential catalyst for changing the way society thinks about "working people". "So I felt like, 'Oh my God, could you imagine?' We all have done jobs like that and I just thought, what if that were me?" Perry learned that Owens was hustling to pay the bills and maintain his acting and teaching careers by bagging groceries and working the cash register after the fan sent photos to Daily Mail and the story went viral nationwide. But he stressed that "every job is worthwhile and valuable", adding that what's important is the honor of the working person and the dignity of the work.

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