First Ladies’ Luncheon serves as United Way of West Tennessee’s largest fundraising event, drawing larger and larger crowds to the fairgrounds each year to highlight the incredible work of women in our Tennessee community. As a TableScapes Event, sponsors not only purchase a table, but decorate it themselves, drawing inspiration from nearly any source imaginable. This year, the 7th Annual First Ladies Luncheon will feature actress and model Wakeema Hollis. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 9 at the Jackson Fairgrounds.
Though acting is her first love, Wakeema Hollis got her start as a model walking in shows for major brands, such as Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs, and appearing in ad campaigns for Paul Smith and Moschino to name a few. In 2014, Hollis made the switch to acting starting off with a small role on Lena Dunham’s Girls (HBO). She would then go on to land a recurring role on the record breaking, Emmy award-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) as well as recur on The First Wives Club (BET+) and Dynasty (The CW). Next year, Hollis will make her big silver screen debut in the highly anticipated, Will Packer produced film, The Photograph, starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield.