Meet Branika Scott, Vaughn on Black Enough
Branika Scott, also known as B, is an actress from Sugar Grove, Virginia. She plays Vaughn on Black Enough.
How did you get interested in acting/performing?
I had my first acting experience at five years old the summer before kindergarten. I was the leading flying monkey in our local production of the Wizard of Oz. Although I was excited to be acting for the first time, I was a bit disappointed I didn’t get cast as Dorothy at five lol… but it was only up from there.
You're currently working in LA. What are you involved in out there?
Currently I‘m mainly focusing on preparing myself for the next stage of my career. I’m auditioning for short films, web series and features, along with some television and things like that. I’m even looking into commercial representation right now, so I’m dabbling in a little bit of everything at the moment.
How did you find out about/get involved in Black Enough?
Through our creator, writer, director, extraordinaire Micah Watson. We’ve been working together since our first year at UVA and she posted about this project and reached out to me to audition and I sent in a self tape from Virginia at the time and I got the role of Vaughn.
How does Black Enough compare to your own college experience?
I relate to it a lot because I’m from South West Virginia where it is majority white and I grew up on a farm with no cell phone service and just not really around a lot of black culture. Going to college I felt a lot of the same things that Amaya feels throughout the series, so this series definitely resonates with me deeply. That’s why I consider myself blessed and proud to be a part of this project, because it feels like my story is finally being told and I know I’m not alone.
What do you hope our audiences feel after watching Black Enough?
I hope our audience feels a sense of community and connection, along with a new sense of understanding from watching Black Enough. I hope our audience also feels welcomed to be able to voice these differences, and to express how we feel when we feel like Amaya. I also hope this makes our audience feel like they finally have a space where they are heard.
What does #BlackGirlMagic mean to you?
#BlackGirlMagic means a lot of things to me. It means my grandmothers— for showing me strength, love, and devotion. For teaching me how to be a lady. In teaching me about God and His love and mercy. #BlackGirlMagic is education because all of the major lessons and values I hold dear in my life I have learned from Black women. Black women built this country and are the backbone of America. Black women are the world’s superwomen. Black women are the strongest beings I know. We are light, we are laughter, we are love. We are beautiful.
What's one fun fact about you?
One fun fact about me is I practice calligraphy and make my own personalized Christmas cards for my friends and family.