Juanita is an award-winning actress, indie filmmaker, and indie TV producer/director. She is a voting member of the Television Academy and grew up performing in local theater productions. Juanita has served numerous clients as an entertainment lawyer before diving back into the field as an entertainer & producer.
Her award-winning hit series The Expats International Ingrams is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Roku, having received numerous awards and recognitions, such as Awarded Best Web Series (Hip Hop Film Festival, Christian Film Festival, International Black & Diversity Film Festival, and Circle City Film Festival; Primetime Emmy Ballot Inclusion and Eligibility Certified by Television Academy; Television Production Quality - Unscripted/ Reality TV Telly Award Winner; Webby Awards Honoree; Official Selection for the pan African Film Festival and Diversity in Cannes Film Festival; Black Legacy Film Festival; and the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival.
She is a 9x Telly Award winner, Webby Awards Honoree, and Best Actress awardee from multiple international film festivals. She started her producing career as the Executive Producer of Season 2 of Save My Soul, Legal Talk Show Legal Notion, Where in the World is Juanita, and Beyond Borders. She is the founder and president of PURPOSE Productions, a non-profit that focuses on producing positive media content for women. She also stared as one of the principal actresses in the new TV series Save My Soul, a modern-day depiction of the Biblical story of Job airing Fall 2017.
While living for almost 5 years in the UK, she auditioned and signed with an acting agency in London. Juanita made her feature film debut as one of the lead actresses in the film “Residential,” which debuted in 2016 at the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF). She subsequently received the Best Actress nomination at the 2017 BUFF Awards for her work in that film.
While in London, Juanita also created the online talk show “InspireTV,” produced by TTA.tv and filmed at Pinewood Studios UK, which included segments on Fashion, Current Events, and Legal Issues Affecting Women.
In 2019 she launched PURPOSE Productions as President & Founder and produced and directed two award-winning short film, BXAUTIFUL NIGHTMARX (now streaming on Amazon Prime), and TABLXS.
Starring as the lead in the film, she was recognized by Actors Awards in Los Angeles as a TOP 15 FINALIST for BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE FEST and ultimately awarded BEST ACTRESS with a stellar performance review:
"In BXAUTIFUL NIGHTMARX, Juanita Ingram plays Trina, Derrick's ex-wife. She is determined to get back into Derrick's life, no matter what it takes. Juanita's performance is impressive throughout- she created a rounded character who can be powerful, manipulative, and unhinged at the same time. Trina's chemistry with Derrick (wonderfully portrayed by Edward Williams III) is near perfect- both characters help each other keep the tension high from the first scene."
- Actors Awards, Los Angeles
Following that honor, Juanita was also awarded BEST ACTRESS IN AN INDIE FILM by the New York Film Awards and the LA Film Awards and BEST ACTRESS in Georgia Shorts Film Festival for her stellar work in the short film.