By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 23, 2018: A top Caribbean-born Hollywood actress is set to be honored in New York City tonight.
Haitian-born actress, Garcelle Beauvais, best known for her roles as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on The WB television sitcom, ‘The Jamie Foxx Show,’ which ran from 1996 to 2001, and as Valerie Heywood on the ABC crime drama, ‘NYPD Blue,’ will be honored today in Harlem, NY.
Beauvais will be honored for her work as a trailblazing actress, author, producer and filmmaker by The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), an organization comprised of Haitian-American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes.
She is among the four top honorees of this year’s HRT’s 10th Anniversary Soirée set for the elegant Cecil Steakhouse in the historic village of Harlem from 6-10 p.m.
Also set to be honored along with Beauvais are NYS Assemblymember of the 42nd Assembly District and co-founder, Little Haiti BK, cultural and business district, Rodneyse Bichotte; Emmy-Nominated Co-Host of The View/Emmy-Winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News, Sunny Hostin and Vice President, Client Advisor, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, New York, NY, Mandell A. Smith.
Bichotte was the first Haitian-American to be elected to the State Legislature from New York City. Hostin’s husband is Haitian.
HRT seeks to heighten awareness locally and nationally of Haitians as an emerging constituency among key stakeholders and institutions through networking, forums and events and also aims to inform, advocate and promote Haiti as a positive brand, according to its website.