Kellee Stewart Snags Comedy Series
Kellee Stewart is starring in her own comedy series, based on her life, called “BBF” (Black Best Friend). The series will be executive produced by Cedric the Entertainer, on whose TV Land comedy series The Soul Man Stewart recurred, playing his sister-in-law.
BBF blows up the trope and hijacks the camera away from the usual white female lead and onto the black best friend. BBF follows a black woman, caught between two cultures, who steps out of the shadows of her friends in search of her authentic self.
Stewart helped conceive the series and will also executive produce along with Cedric the Entertainer and Eric Rhone. Stewart has appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Living With Fran as well as the 2005 movie Guess Who alongside best friend Zoe Saldana. From 2006 to 2010 Stewart played Stephanie Lane on the TBS sitcom My Boys. In film, she appeared in Hot Tub Time Machine. She later starred in several comedy pilots, like ABC’s Middle Age Rage in 2013, and well was cast in recurring role on Lifetime series Witches of East End. Also in 2013, Stewart was cast as series regular in Lifetime drama pilot HR opposite Alicia Silverstone. In 2014, she was cast in another ABC pilot, Damaged Goods.