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Morenike Joela Evans is an Emmy-Nominated Director, Writer and Creative Producer known for her calm leadership, clear vision and positive vibes on set. She’s passionate about directing stories for TV & Film that are compelling, provoking and have heart. She’s currently one of a handful of African-American women actively working as a multi-cam director in scripted television and also directs single cam projects.
In 2022, she directed two pilots—Disney’s Saturdays, a single cam show highlighting the Black roller skating culture and MGM/Bounce TV’s multi-cam comedy Act Your Age, which has been said to be a “Black Golden Girls” starring Tisha Campbell, Kym Whitley and Yvette Nicole Brown. In 2022, she was nominated for a Children & Family Emmy for directing the hit Disney series Raven’s Home.
Morenike launched her episodic directing career on the NAACP Image Award-Winning and Emmy-nominated hit series Family Reunion created by Meg DeLoatch. She’s gone on to direct several episodes of that series along with other hit shows including Grey's Anatomy, Quantum Leap and How I Met Your Father.
Originally from the DC area, earned her Master’s in Film from The American University and is a proud Prairie View A&M undergraduate. She teaches emerging directors through virtual film school www.morenikejoela/MOJO ACADEMY.
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