The North Fork TV Festival honored Patina Miller with this year’s Inspiration Award. The formal awards presentation took place on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Crabby Jerry’s in Greenport.
“The Inspiration Award is presented to someone who truly inspires and uplifts audiences, showcasing the power of hard work and determination,” said Noah Doyle, the festival’s founder. “This year’s recipient, Patina Miller, fully epitomizes this. We look forward to honoring her rise to fame from Broadway to her powerful and versatile performances in film and TV.”
“I am so appreciative of the North Fork TV Festival for this incredible recognition,” Miller said. “This job I get to do is an absolute dream. If the work and the roles can continue to inspire even just a small group of people, I know that I’m doing something right.”
The Inspiration Award honors a member of the New York television community. Because inspiration is about the future, the Inspiration Award honors the person who most inspires us to create an ever-brighter future for the global television community. The winner’s vision and work inspire buyers, sellers, and other creative professionals to do work that respects and grows the global marketplace for independent scripted TV. Miller joins previous recipient Aasif Mandvi as those recognized.
Currently, Patina Miller stars as Raquel “Raq” Thomas in POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN, the latest spinoff for Starz. Starz’s tentpole POWER franchise is the most-watched show on premium cable with a dedicated and wide fanbase. Previously, Miller portrayed press coordinator Daisy Grant in the CBS hit drama series, Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth, and Tim Daly. She also starred as Charlotte Jenkins on the PBS Civil War-era drama, Mercy Street, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Josh Radnor; the show marked PBS’ first original drama in more than a decade.
For more information about this year’s festival, visit northfork.tv and follow @NorthForkTV on Twitter and Instagram.
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