A creative on the rise, Courtney Lockett has been dramatic all her life--let her mother tell it. With storytelling always being a major part of her life, it’s no surprise that Courtney’s passion is entertainment. Her journey began in high school when she started writing and acting in her own plays. She directed her first play at church in 2001, and in 2002 she was drafted as understudy for a stage play. In 2009 she decided to audition for her first professional role in a stage play, and has been blessed with a 15 year career in the theater and film, as an actress, writer, director and producer.
Courtney’s directorial work consists of various stages plays including ‘Breathe The Musical’, written by Cleavon Meabon IV (Soulfreee Enterprises) and her most recent, a gospel stage play called ‘Grace’: a modern day story about the power of prayer. As a two time winner of the Best Actress Award in the Film Festival circuit for the principle role in the drama-comedy Sunday Mornings (Acero Twins Productions), she can proudly add award winning actress to her list of accomplishments as writer, director and producer. Her eclectic resume amplifies the work of people of color and shows creativity through the use of several entertainment mediums.
As multi-talented as she is, Courtney’s fire is writing and producing beautiful stories that transcend time, race and social norms. With her circle of women consisting of alpha females, Courtney wants to display their magic. It’s this same thought process that led her to start her Atlanta based production company, The Lockett, LLC. The company motto is simple, CREATE FOR YOURSELF! With her mere presence, Courtney is a master at creating memories. Her ultimate goals include telling beautiful stories, empowering others to become visionaries, and fostering greatness in young talent. One of the projects she’s currently working on is a web series titled, “Pretty For A Big Gurl”, that’s scheduled for release in the spring of 2019. With everything she touches, Courtney seeks to inspire change in the lives through her work--so be ready.