Husband and wife team Tobias Truvillion and Michele Morgan-Truvillion are accomplished veterans in the film and television industry. This power couple resides in Newark and is very involved in the city’s arts community.
A former rapper signed to Def Jam Records, Michele recently did voiceover work for a new animated series produced by comedian Kevin Hart. Michele started out in the Spike Lee film New Jersey Drive and later became the voice of character Juicy in Eddie Murphy’s animated series The PJs.
Currently, Michele is serving as the senior community relations specialist in Mayor Ras Baraka’s office at Newark City Hall and was instrumental in the coordination of the filming of the Joker movie, which began in October 2018.
Husband Tobias is an actor, photographer, filmmaker, and arts educator. He has starred as Derek Major on the hit Fox network series Empire, Kenny Armstrong on NBC’s Chicago PD, and Bennet Thompson in the BET series In Contempt.
Never losing sight of the community, Tobias worked with the late Rodney Gilbert who founded Newark’s Yendor Arts Organization, to bridge the gap between inner-city youth and the arts. He is an active Yendor board member.