Nicki Minaj has saved her phrase, donating $25,000 to actor Geoffrey Owens after a photograph of him working at Dealer Joe’s went viral. Owens has since been provided work by Tyler Perry and CBS, selecting to donate the lump sum from Minaj to charity.
TMZ studies Owens has handed over the $25Okay to the Actor’s Fund within the identify of late actor Earle Hyman, who performed Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s father on The Cosby Present.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful to Nicki Minaj for enabling struggling actors to proceed pursuing their desires,” Owens mentioned.
“I’m joyful to be part of a fantastic trigger.” Minaj added. “I want Geoffrey a lot success and wish him to understand how liked he’s. Relaxation in Peace to Earle Hyman.”
Owens gave up his job at Dealer Joe’s after information of his working there went viral. A position on the CBS sequence NCIS is the latest job supply he has acquired. The veteran actor can also be scheduled to seem on 10 episodes of the Tyler Perry-directed OWN sequence The Have and the Have Nots.
“It’s actually overwhelming—in a great way. However I sort of really feel like that character in that Woody Allen film who wakes up one morning and he’s a celeb swiftly, who has no concept the place it got here from. It got here out of nowhere,” Owens informed Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. “I really need to thank everyone on the market—household pals, Hollywood group and most of the people—for the unbelievable assist, for the wonderful assist and positivity they’ve proven for me. It’s actually astounding. It’s fairly encouraging.”