Dawn-Lyen Gardner is an actress best known for playing the leading role of Charley Bordelon-West in Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay’s drama series Queen Sugar. Gardner was born and raised in LA, and later moved to New York to attend Juilliard. She has been acting from a very young age. She is a proud first generation Angelino, and the child of a Chinese immigrant mother and a Black father from Alabama. Her activism is currently focused on the separation of families by ICE and border patrol.
Below is a playlist of songs that come from the soundtracks of the first three seasons of Queen Sugar, along with videos, photographs and other content!
QUEEN SUGAR Season 4 Official Trailer
Dawn-Lyen Gardner speaks about identity.