The actress is relatively a newcomer in the industry who made her acting debut in 2014 but has recently shot to popularity while playing Ginny Miller.
Antonia Gentry has been a part of Hollywood showbiz since 2014 but her starring role in Netflix's Ginny and Georgia, which started airing in 2021, is what got the crowd talking. The Atlanta-born 25-year-old Gentry has wanted to become an actress from a young age. She has starred in a bunch of supporting roles over the years, but Ginny and Georgia can be considered her big break as it puts her on the map as one of the most promising rising stars of Hollywood at the moment. As a result, fans are curious to know more about her, and here we are, sharing some of the most interesting facts that you might not have known about the young actress.
Antonia's mother is black, and she hails from Jamaica, whereas her father is white.
Acting might be her full-time job now, but in order to take a break every now and then, she plays her piano and loves singing.
The actress is clearly a cat person as she owns one named Buttersworth, whom she loves pampering.
Antonia has been prioritizing her education as much as her acting career, as she was a drama student at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School in Augusta, Georgia. She also studied at Emory University and was a part of the institution's comedy-improv troupe, Rathskellar. Antonia managed to balance her acting career with a part-time job despite being a full-time student too.
If you are working in movies, then it's not surprising that you love watching movies as well, and for Antonia, two such films changed her life. According to her IMDB trivia, she has been greatly inspired by Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth and Roman Polanski's The Pianist.
Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her on-screen acting career, she had experience performing in stage plays as well, and some of them were even written by her mother.
By the time she was a high school senior, Gentry had acted in several plays that allowed her to compete at the regional, state, and national levels.
Several actors of color in Hollywood had faced racism at some stage in their careers, and Gentry got the bitter taste of racial inequality early on. In an Instagram post from 2020, which has now been deleted, she wrote: "I recognize my own privilege, despite the racism I’ve experienced. Recognizing the overt problem is not enough. Racism is a disease that has infected us ALL. Be the cure for yourself, your community, your family, and for your country. For the world."
Audition days are always tough for any aspiring actress, and while flying back and forth to audition for her breakthrough show, she ended up getting a blood clot in her leg. "This was my dream. It’s a very serious thing. I don't want to make it light. It was very scary, but I wanted to make sure that I did everything I could to follow through with this," Gentry revealed to Teen Vogue. "And I'm so glad I was able to."