NURI HAZZARD (Jamal, Professor Brown) is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, and MC. Having graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2013 with a B.F.A. in Acting, Nuri has since moved from North Carolina to New York where he's been performing and teaching. Originally from Washington DC, Nuri began his formal artistic education at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. It was there he found his artistic voice and purpose, writing his own music and building the foundations of acting/performance with world renown master teachers. Since then he's been able to continue making an impact as an actor and lyricist, most notably with the release of his latest EP Seein' Signs and his role as Arius in American Milkshake which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Nuri has also spent time empowering future thinkers, artists, and innovators by mentoring and teaching acting and lyricism at high school programs in D.C. and New York. Mr. Hazzard is excited about opportunities to ignite important dialogue, inspire change, empower the oppressed, heal, and liberate spirits! He gives thanks to the Most High, his family, and his extended family.