Happy Birthday To Mount Vernon’s Davetta Sherwood

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Davetta Sherwood. Photo Credit: cbs.com

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Mount Vernon’s Davetta Sherwood!

Davetta Sherwood, who was born in Mount Vernon, turns 30 on Monday.

Sherwood, an actress and musician, was born Jan. 27, 1984.

Sherwood first worked as a child model before venturing into an acting career including appearing in music videos and guest appearances. Her first breakthrough acting role was on the Emmy award-winning soap opera "The Young and the Restless," that earned her a nomination for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series".

In 2008, Sherwood launched her own production company, 5 Foot Nuthin Productions. Sherwood is in the process of writing, producing, and directing her own stage play, "Exactly Different." Her other projects are "The Yes We Will Project," a documentary that features young people who head to Barack Obama's inauguration and "Bounce," a reality television series that is currently in pre-production.

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