Who is Geffri Hightower?
American actress Geffri Maya Hightower was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 25 February 1995, making Pisces her zodiac sign. She’s probably known best for playing Maya Bennett in the romantic comedy series “Private Practice”, created by Shonda Rhimes, and which starred Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein and KaDee Strickland. It’s a spin-off from the popular series “Grey’s Anatomy”, aired from 2007 through 2013, and won 11 of its 32 award nominations.
Education and early life
Geffri was raised in Los Angeles by her mother and father about whom she hasn’t talked in public, because they prefer to maintain their privacy; it’s believed that her father’s an engineer, and her mother a housewife. Geffri hasn’t mentioned if she has siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
She fell in love with acting at a very early age, and was 11 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Allison in the 2006 episode “Fallout” of the action mystery “Jericho”. The year 2008 saw her portray Latrinda in the episode “Everybody Hates Ex-Cons” of the musical comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris”, which Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi created, and which starred Tequan Richmond, Tichina Arnold and Terry Crews. It follows the lives of an African-American boy and his dysfunctional family, the series aired from 2005 through 2009, and won seven of its 61 award nominations.
Geffri studied at Hamilton High School and upon matriculating in 2013, enrolled at Clark Atlanta University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2017.
Roles in movies
Geffri’s debut film role was starring in the 2014 short drama “Q & A”, and the following year saw her play Jasmine Hardaway in the drama “Blaq Gold”, written and directed by Marcello Nine, and which starred Vivica A. Fox, Thomas Mikal Ford and Roy Jones Jr. It follows the life of Mayor Morgan Hardaway, and the film received mostly positive reviews.
In 2016, Geffri starred as Adult Mandy in the short drama “Defending Daddy”, and her next role came in 2019, when cast to play the lead character Delphine in the short drama “With(out) You”, directed by Charia Rose, which also starred Taylor Polidore. It follows the lives of two thieves Delphine and Bavette.
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In 2019, Geffri played a supporting character in the biographical drama “Beast Mode”, which follows the life of boxing trainer Marsha Blackstone, and her most recent movie role has been portraying the main character Lydia in the 2020 thriller “Loco”, written and directed by Justin Galindo, and which also starred Maestro Harrell and Craig Stark; it follows a man who’s become involved in a war between two crime lords.
Roles in TV series
In 2015, Geffri appeared in the episode “The Sound and the Fury” of the popular drama “Finding Carter”, while the year 2016 then saw her appear in an episode of both the short action adventure “The Inspectors” and the comedy drama “Cream X Coffee”.
In 2017, she portrayed Eufaula in the crime drama “Shots Fired”, created by Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood, and which starred Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James and Stephen Moyer; the series follows the police investigating two racially charged shootings, and it won two of its 13 award nominations.
The following year saw Geffri star as Kevin-Rose Hankins in the comedy “The Pre-Quarter Life Crisis”, which also starred Taylor Polidore and Donny Carrington, and follows the life of college graduate Theia LeRoux who’s dreaming of becoming a fashion magazine editor. Geffri could then have been seen appearing in an episode of a couple of series, including the comedy mini-series “East of La Brea”, the comedy “WTF, Baron Davis” and another comedy “Black-ish”.
From 2019 through 2022, Geffri starred as Simone Hicks in the sports drama “All American”, which also starred Samantha Logan and Daniel Ezra, and was created by April Blair. It follows the life of a high school Football Player, and the series won one of the nine awards for which it was nominated. Concurrently, in 2021, she played Khadijah Brown in the hit crime drama “Snowfall”.
Since 2022, Geffri’s been reprising her role as Simone Hicks in the sequel “All American: Homecoming”, which follows the lives of a college baseball player and a tennis player.
Love life and boyfriend
Geffri hasn’t spoken of the men whom she’s maybe dated, and this has caused some of her fans to think that she’s lesbian, believing this to be the reason behind her shying away from sharing the details of her love life with her fans.
She’s uploaded a couple of pictures onto her Instagram account, which feature her spending time with a mysterious American non-celebrity woman; it’s believed that this is Geffri’s girlfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
Some also believe that Geffri’s today in a relationship with a fellow actor, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Geffri seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Geffri’s highly active on Instagram, and close to 300,000 people are following her on the social media network today, although she’s posted only 40 pictures and videos, with most of these showing her during her everyday life, whether she’s shooting for her movies and TV series, spending time with her friends, or posing for the camera at red carpet events.
She’s taking good care of her physique, and goes to the gym several times a week, while she also does yoga at home.
Geffri’s a supporter of the movement Black Lives Matter, and is also a philanthropist, as she’s donated money to underprivileged children.
She’s into travelling, and has been to a number of US states, mostly for work; Geffri’s also visited France and Germany in Europe, but her favorite city is Miami, Florida.
Her favorite actresses are Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet, and some of her favorite movies include “The Witches”, “Ella Enchanted” and “The Hustle”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Geffri’s age is 28. She has brown eyes and black hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall and weighs about 130lbs (60kgs).
Geffri’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of March 2023.