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Mary J. Blige Signs With APA for Representation in All Areas

Mary J Blige attends the "Mudbound" premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
Mary J Blige attends the “Mudbound” premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

*On the heels of her appearance in Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed Jim Crow drama “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige is stepping up her Hollywood presence

According to The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul R& has signed with APA in all areas. She previously split her representation between CAA for acting and ICM Partners for music.

Blige has been generating awards buzz for her performance as a long-suffering wife and mother in “Mudbound,” which premiered at Sundance and screened again at Toronto this month.

The singer’s previous acting credits include NBC’s “The Wiz Live!,” Lifetime’s “Betty & Coretta” (in which she starred as Malcolm X’s widow Betty Shabazz opposite Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King) and New Line’s movie adaptation of the musical “Rock of Ages.” She also has made guest appearances on “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Black-ish” and “Empire.”

In April, Blige released her 13th studio album, “Strength of a Woman.”

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