JoMarie Payton is an accomplished actress and singer, best known for her portrayal of “Harriet Winslow” in the show Perfect Strangers and its spin-off hit, Family Matters. She is being honored for her work as a human rights activist and her commitment to education. In honor of her mother, she started the Frankie Payton Scholarship Fund at Albany State College, and has created an endowment to award an annual performing arts scholarship via the HALAwards Scholarship Foundation in Los Angeles.
The Women of True Grit Awards, scheduled for Saturday March 24th at 7pm, honor women who have conquered adversity to achieve success in the world of entertainment. Other honorees include actress, Jennifer O’Neill, Saturday Night Live alumna, Victoria Jackson and Paramount Pictures’ Summer Helene.
Tickets for the Women of True Grit Awards Gala and the entire SWIFT Summit are available at Eventbrite.
For more information on the SWIFT Summit and the Women of True Grit Awards, visit the official website at www.swiftsummit.net.