From Reality TV to Club Eden: The Journeys of 'All the Queen's Men' Stars

Reality TV can make or break an actor's brand or launch them into scripted roles. The stars of 'All the Queen's Men' have crossed both worlds. Let's take a quick trip down reality lane.

"Have I seen that person before?" Sometimes, reality television is an opportunity for an established actor to reinforce (or destroy) a brand; other times, reality tv can launch someone into scripted film and television roles. These days, the lines between the two are so blurred that it's easy to forget who started where. The same holds for "All the Queen's Men'' where the talent on screen has popped up across the years in the reality format before landing their gigs at Club Eden. Let's take a quick trip down reality lane.

Eva Marcille

We were first introduced to Eva (then Pigford) on cycle 3 of "America's Next Top Model." Eva was mostly seen as somewhat of a villain but often displayed a vulnerability that eventually earned her the contract. 

"I don't compare myself to other girls, I'm Eva. I'm no comparison to anyone else." Madam would be proud of young Eva.

Skyh Black

Skyh Alvestor Black stars as Madam's troubled nephew Amp. It only took a season for the actor to tap back into his own villain role, from 2017's "Vivica's Black Magic," where the actress formed a dance troop as her answer to Chippendales. Skyh had his own ideas about the choreography and often butt heads with Darrin'sDarrin "Dance Grooves" Henson. 

Bolo the Entertainer

Skyh isn't the only one who joined Black Magic. Bolo, who stars in "Queen's" as Doc, also made a mark on the show, not with conflict but by engaging in a brief flirtation with Vivica's talent coordinator. 

O'Shea Russell

Madam's security detail, Tommy, isn't the brightest bulb in the box, and often tries to calm Madam down with homemade cookies and the occasional offer for "gratification." In one of the early seasons of "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta," O'Shea dated Erica Dixon. Needless to say, it didn't go well. 

Carter the Body

Carter (Trouble) is also a "Love and Hip Hop" alum, having appeared on the Hollywood edition of the franchise. With two appearances, the most notable was season 3, where she attended Nikki's fashion launch with Nikki's ex, Rosa.

Bonus: Eva Marcille Pt. 2

We couldn't end this list without revisiting Eva's major return to reality. She joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" in season 10 as a friend and remained for two more seasons as a main cast member. Her time was too short, as evidenced by this hilarious showdown with Marlo Hampton.

Who are your favorite actors that got their start on reality television?

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