Meet Tiffany Gordon, Amaya on Black Enough
Tiffany Gordon plays Amaya, an insecure dancer who comes to college and attempts to find her #BlackGirlMagic... if it exists. Tiffany herself is an actress and singer hailing from Phoenix, Arizona.
How did you get interested in acting?
I always loved performing, I just never saw myself acting. At the age of 6, I sang my first solo in front of a church audience. Ever since that moment, becoming a singer was all I could see myself doing. I had been in plays before and helped behind the scenes with productions, however, I constantly ran away from getting involved with theatre and film. When I relocated to California to pursue music, I found myself looking for side jobs to pay for my first car. Along with having retail positions, one of those jobs just so happened to be acting as an extra on television shows. The more I did it and watched the process take place, the more I realized I liked it. When I was enrolled back into school, I switched my major from Business Communication to Theatre and began my first semester as one of the lead roles in a production called Erased.
How did you get involved with Black Enough?
I was sitting down in my apartment watching a series on Netflix and I somehow saw that I had missed a phone call from a family friend. When I returned their phone call, they told me about the series Black Enough and how they were still casting for the lead role. If anything, after hearing what the series was about, I just wanted to be apart of the production regardless of whether or not I was cast as the lead role. I had only four days left to audition. I stayed up until four in the morning everyday until I felt like I had the proper material to submit for the audition. Lo and behold, about two weeks later I found out I was a part of something God-driven.
What excites you about Black Enough?
The opportunity to share a story that so many people, including myself, relate to is what excites me the most about Black Enough. I remember going through my freshman year of college questioning my purpose and the relationships that would best contribute to that. Although I am African American, I do realize that a cool part of Black Enough is that you do not have to be Black for this series to resonate with you. This particular piece of work genuinely captivates the many emotions and obstacles we all encounter growing up.
What does #BlackGirlMagic mean to you?
#BlackGirlMagic means not allowing for the world’s stereotypical view of blackness to hinder you from loving who you are as a black female. It means taking what society has considered a disadvantage (your skin tone, coily hair, facial features) and confidently showcasing it as one of your most loved attributes. You never know how much taking the time to admire what others do not consider admirable will help the person next to you. #BlackGirlMagic means spreading love to the next black girl with the hope that one day she will do the same.
What has been your favorite part of working on Black Enough?
My favorite part of working on Black Enough has been being able to watch God pull pieces together that neither I nor anyone else had control of. You never know what to expect when becoming a part of a production. I have had the opportunity of a lifetime to meet so many brilliantly talented people. There is no way to predict how the future will be, but one thing I will say is that working with everyone in this particular cast and crew has been a blessing.
What do you hope our audiences feel after watching Black Enough?
After watching Black Enough I hope the audience feels a sense of comfort in knowing that no one is alone on this journey we call life. Everyone endures trials and self hardship. We all at some point find discomfort in our own uniqueness. Another important part of that is the fact that we allow society to define what we should look like and act like. We use comparison to measure whether or not we are enough to succeed. I hope that the audience realizes that being enough means being you and the rest will come naturally.
What's one fun fact about you?
My favorite colors are rose gold, teal blue, maroon/burgundy and on a slightly good day just purple. There is no way around it. Do not ask me why. I would not wear them all at once so do not come for me!