But with Garcelle’s gorgeous features and leggy figure, New York came calling on a gramophone, and she headed there and signed with Ford, one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world.
She even got a few roles in movies (she’s one of the rose bearers in the classic comedy film ), and TV shows, and actually played a model on a short-lived television show about models, before striking gold as a star cast member on “The Jamie Foxx Show”.
She’s having coffee at her home in California, during what she calls some “alone me time”. I always put my best foot forward, especially if I’m representing a brand, or something at an event. Kreyolicious: Back when you started, there was this negative stigma with being Haitian.
She sounds like a perky receptionist throughout our phone conversation, as she talks about her sons, Haiti, Haitian men, her career and the dating scene–and . I’m one of the people who talk everybody, sign autographs, and will take as many pictures. If you’re ever anywhere I’m at, you’re like, “How do you do it? I feel that if If I’m not gracious, take pictures, not signing autographs, then I’m not doing my part. Some actresses will stay behind the ropes, and not want to take pictures, not talk to anybody.
Throughout her life, Garcelle has emphasized the resilience of her nurse mom—whose death in 2008 at age 80—left Garcelle understandably devastated. From then on, TV producers seem to always have her in mind, as she took on lead strong women roles in the early 2000’s detective show “NYPD Blue”, followed by “Eyes” and more recently “Franklin & Bash”. Currently, she has a role on “Psych”, and is pretty much one of the few television actresses who still remain relevant on TV today as when they first started. I haven’t yet met a Haitian man who’s asked asked me out. Not too long after, Marie-Claire moved to the United States—Massachusetts specifically—and one by one, she brought her kids with her (Garcelle has five brothers and two sisters). Around the time she was 16, Garcelle’s family moved to Miami (her parents had reconciled, only to break up for good again).