Meet ‘Love Is__’ Character Nuri Played by Actress Michele Weaver

In the clip above, actress Michele Weaver opens up about her character Nuri on the upcoming OWN series Love Is__ from Mara and Salim Akil.  She explains how the complexity and truth of Nuri’s journey drew her to the role.

Drawing inspiration from the Akils’ real-life relationship, the series tells the love story between a modern-day power couple.  The story follows Nuri and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts set primarily in 1990’s Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood. Told from the perspective of the couple’s present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later — a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. The series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.

Weaver is best known for her roles in Switched at BirthCooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and 2 Lava 2 Lantula and appeared in the 2016 film Illicit.

Check out the trailer for this highly anticipated series HERE, and be sure to tune in to the series premiere on Tuesday, June 19, at 10/9c.



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K. Nicole Mills is the Founder of HBR Media. She transitioned from Wall Street to television and film development, and has worked at NBCUniversal, Universal Pictures, and Showtime Networks. She currently develops digital programming for premium networks. Reach out anytime!

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