Who is Paige Hurd?
An actress with over 30 credits to her name, Paige Hurd is perhaps best recognized for her part in the popular television series “Everybody Hates Chris”, which stars the comedy legend Terry Crews. However, Paige’s latest project, “Power Book II”, was a commercial success that helped her gain more popularity throughout the time. In addition to acting, she recently tried out a new career as the co-executive producer for the romance drama “Who Is Christmas Eve?”.
More about her life, her acting career, and her journey from “Everybody Hates Chris” to “Power Book II”, you’ll find in this article.
Early life, family, and education
Born Paige Audrey-Marie Hurd under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 20 July 1992, she will soon enough celebrate her 31st birthday. She’s a native of Dallas, Texas USA, holds American nationality, and was raised with two sisters and two brothers by a Puerto Rican mother and African-American father, whose names are unknown to the public, but she frequently posts them on her Instagram account, showing them going to church. According to reports, her godfather was the late rapper DMX.
Paige started her acting career during her Elementary school days, having her first role at the young age of eight. Upon matriculating from high school in 2010, she enrolled at the prestigious University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from which she graduated with a BA degree, in 2014. During her school years, she made appearances in a few music videos, such as “Never Let You Go” by Justin Bieber in 2010, playing his love interest.
Roles in series
Paige made her acting debut as Natasha in the 2000 series “Felicity”, which won one Primetime Emmy. She followed with one-episode appearances in “Boomtown” and “George Lopez” in 2003, before she was cast to play Tiffany in the 2005 teenage series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”. This Disney family comedy about identical twins who live at the Tipton Hotel, was very popular amongst young ones in the early 2000s, making Dylan and Cole Sprouse well-known twins in the movie industry.
Paige played Ashley in the fantasy drama “Medium”, followed by her guest appearance in the award-winning series “ER”, starring Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, and Juliana Margulies, which won 23 Primetime Emmys.
In the following year, she was cast to play Tasha for 17 episodes in the already mentioned series “Everybody Hates Chris” (2005-2009), which is a comedy-drama influenced by Chris Rock’s stories of his teenage years in the 1980s. The series was created by Chris Rock himself and Ali LeRoi. For Paige and her uprising career, this is where it all started.
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Before joining the crew of “Hawai Five-0” in 2014 as Samantha Grover, Paige had a few guest roles in drama series such as “Aloha” (2012). She followed with her guest roles in “The Player” (2015), and “Rebel(2017). The next thing she did was play Gayle Franklin in the 2019 series “The Oval”, a soap opera and political drama which follows the daily activities of a family living in the White House.
Her most recent role is as Laura in the on-going crime drama “Power Book II: Ghost”, which premiered on Starz on 6 September 2020 as a spin-off and sequel to the American series “Power”. It’s about a man named Tariq and his struggles to balance the pressure to protect his family with his wish to shed his father’s legacy.
Roles in movies
Paige made her big-screen debut playing Vanessa in the 2003 action comedy-drama “Grade 2 The Grave”, also starring Jet Li, DMX and Mark Dacascos. Her next movie role came in the same year, in the all-time favorite family comedy “The Cat in the Hat”, which was directed by Bo Welch and written by Dr. Seuss.
In 2005, she was seen in several movies, such as “Beauty Shop”, “Virginia” and “The Adventures of Tango McNorton: Licensed Hero”. In the following year, she was cast as Stephanie in “Ben 10: Race Against Time”, about a boy fighting an alien criminal who goes by the name Eon and is planning on destroying Bellwood.
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Paige was next cast to play Jazmine in the action drama “Greencard Warriors”, followed by her role as Andrea in “A Girl Like Grace” (2015), a tragic story about an harassed teenage girl raised by a single mother, who seeks help in her best friend and her older sister. In the following years, she was seen in “Grandma’s House” (2016) and “Halfway There” (2018).
Her last seen movie appearance was in a main role in the 2021 mystery romance “Who Is Christmas Eve?”, while also being a co-executive producer. This movie is about a woman who was left alone as a baby on Christmas, and now she and her boyfriend try to unravel the mystery surrounding her parents, also hiring a private detective to help them.
Love life and relationships
Paige has been the subject of various rumors about her romantic life, however, she hasn’t commented on these speculations.
Her first boyfriend was PJ Scott, and after breaking up with him in 2009, she fell in love with Corde Broadcus, who is an actor and the son of the famous rapper Snoop Dogg, but their relationship didn’t last long, and after a year of dating, she left him for Justin Combs, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Misa Hylton’s son.
After a few rocky relationships, she dated Tequan Richmond, also known as T-Rich, from 2010 until 2013. Tequan is an actor and was her co-star in the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris”.
Her recent boyfriend was Romeo Miller, a famous rapper and actor, whom she dated in 2015 – the reason for their breakup is still unknown, however, some rumors are circulating the internet saying that they might have been together again. Also, some rumors are saying that her new boyfriend is basketball player, Maurice Harkless.
As of June 2023, it seems that Paige is in a relationship, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
How rich is Paige Hurd?
Many critics believe that future series and films starring this young and gifted actress should be anticipated, because she surely has a lot to show us. Thanks to her acting career, according to sources, as of June 2023, Paige has a net worth estimated at over $2 million.