Diarra is an award-winning actress, writer and comedian who most recently sold a half-hour pilot to FX Networks entitled Left, But I’m Right, with producer Nina Jacobson and Color Force. Diarra co-created, produced, directed, and starred in the original web series American Koko which caught the attention of client Viola Davis and JuVee Productions who are now producing a remake for television. Previously, Diarra sold her pilot The Climb which is currently in development at Amazon. Diarra is currently staffed on the upcoming TBS series The Untitled Tracy Morgan & Jordan Peele Show. Her prior staffing experience includes NBC’s Mysteries of Laura.
Theater credits include The Royale, Kirk Douglas Theater, In the Red and Brown Water, Fountain Theatre (Ovation Award nomination, LA Weekly and NAACP Theater Awards for Best Leading Actress among others), The Interlopers, Bootleg Theater (Ovation and NAACP Theater Award nominations for Best Leading Actress), Three Sisters After Chekhov, Lower Depth Theater Ensemble, The River Niger, Robey Theater, Sick and Laws of Sympathy, Playwrights Arena, The Piano Lesson, Stage Walkers, Closely Related Keys, and The Devil is Beating His Wife (NAACP Theater Award nomination, Best Playwright.)
"We reached capacity and had to send students into an overflow room. My students LOVED Diarra, truly said she was the best speaker they have brought to campus in years. Such a genuinely nice person and the students really seemed to connect with her and her speech. "- Emory University