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Shondrella Avery
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Shondrella Avery

Shondrella Avery stars as manicurist, Candy, in the new UPN series Cuts with Shannon Elizabeth and Marques Houston, a spin off of UPN's popular One On One where Avery's character enjoyed a recurring role for the last three seasons. She also starred for five seasons on Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly, which has been recently syndicated by Sony Television. Avery can currently be seen in theaters in her costarring role as LaFawnduh, the sexy internet girlfriend in Napoleon Dynamite, the sleeper surprise hit of 2004's Sundance Film Festival.

Avery grew up in South Central Los Angeles and is the eldest of 200 children. Nine are her natural siblings and 190 are extended foster family members. Her unique family situation lead her to write and perform her one woman show, Ain't I Enough, a dramedy for HBO where she tells the story of growing up with her enormous family. She has numerous plays to her credit and on television she has guest starred on The Jamie Foxx Show, For your Love, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Martin, Living Single and Strong Medicine. Her feature films include starring with John Amos in Watermelon Heist, Showtime's Catfish and Gumbo and the cult favorite Trippin with Donald Faison and Guy Torry.

Avery is a graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Theater Program and holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Cal State Los Angeles. She is a member of the famed Groundlings Comedy Troupe and also studies with The Second City. She makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband. Both are avid skydivers and movie buffs. She enjoys home decorating and is a renowned event planner among her circle of friends.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

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