Saycon Sengbloh
Saycon Sengbloh
as Lillian Williams

Actor Biography

Saycon Sengbloh is an award-winning actress who delivers sensational performance with her incomparable gift for dramatic storytelling and soaring vocal prowess. She is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her craft – both as an actress and a singer. The New York Times said, "She shimmers regardless of the medium."

Sengbloh currently recurs in the new OWN series "Delilah," which premieres March 9. She will appear in the biopic "Aretha" alongside Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Marlon Wayans. The film will hit theaters this August. Sengbloh guest starred in the CW freshman series "In The Dark," recurred opposite Kerry Washington in ABC's "Scandal" and was featured in "Ten Days in the Valley" opposite Kyra Sedgwick and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, as well as the award-winning limited series "The Night Of," among many others.

With a storied career rooted in theater, the Broadway veteran has starred in hit Broadway and Off-Broadway productions such as Stephen Sondheim's masterwork "Merrily We Roll Along" with Wayne Brady, "Motown the Musical," "Holler If Ya Hear Me," "Hair," "The Color Purple," "Fela!," "Wicked" and "Aida." Critics praised her for her riveting performance in Danai Gurira's "Eclipsed" opposite Lupita Nyong'o. Additionally, she received a Tony® Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance.

Sengbloh continues to use her talents as an actress and singer performing at fundraising for causes and organizations that spur the West African nation's growth, Liberia. She sits on Monrovia Football Academy's board, the first school in Liberia to combine formal education with professional soccer development, and continues to work with many other organizations. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.