Lynn from “Girlfriends,” a Bahamas Native, Now 50 Years Old But Hasn’t Aged at All

Persia Jessica White

Actress Persia Jessica White, who played the role of Lynn Searcy on the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends, is now 50 years old and looks amazing. She was born in the Bahamas and is one of four children to an Irish-American mother and a Bahamian father.

As a teen, she studied dance, acting, singing, and painting, and after high school, she signed with the Ford Agency and obtained her Screen Actors Guild card. She later moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.

In the late 90s, she made appearances on various TV shows including NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Malcolm & Eddie, and The Steve Harvey Show before landing her biggest role as Lynn on Girlfriends which aired from 2000 to 2008.

After the hit show ended, she continued with her acting career playing the role of Denise Williams on the short-lived television series Breaker High and Abby Bennett Wilson in The Vampire Diaries which aired from 2012-2017. She also co-produced the award-winning documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix in addition to her acting career.

In 2001, she won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in the American Black Film Festival for her work in Dysfunctional Friends, and in 2019, she reunited with her Girlfriends co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, and Golden Brooks in an episode of the ABC comedy series Black-ish.

In her personal life, Persia is a mom, a wife, a vegan, a human and animal rights advocate, and an environmentalist that was named Humanitarian of the Year by PETA in 2005. She is also a board member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She is also an accomplished singer having released her debut album Mecca in 2009.

Follow her on Instagram @MissPersiaWhite