About Ciera

Ciera Payton is a highly acclaimed actress, motivational speaker, and advocate dedicated to creating platforms for youth and families impacted by incarceration, as well as everyday creative heroes who deserve to have their artistic voices heard. Born and raised in the vibrant city of New Orleans, she brings a unique blend of talent, resilience, and passion to her craft.

Ciera Payton has captivated audiences with an impressive portfolio of performances spanning film and television. She made her mark in the industry with her debut role starring opposite action legend Steven Seagal in the thrilling feature “Flight of Fury,” showcasing her combat skills and proving herself as a formidable presence in action-packed scenes. Ciera’s exceptional talent and versatility were further showcased in her lead role as Wendy Williams in Lifetime’s “Wendy Williams The Movie,” where she captivated viewers with her portrayal of the iconic talk show host. In Tyler Perry’s “The Oval,” Ciera brings the complex character of Lilly Winthrop to life, every week, leaving a lasting impression with her compelling performance. Her voice acting skills also shine through in Netflix’s “Princess Power,” where she lends her voice to Queen Katia, adding depth and charm to the animated series.

In addition to her remarkable career, Ciera Payton is the founder of The Michael’s Daughter Foundation, a remarkable organization that provides enrichment programs, resources, and creative arts platforms for youth and families impacted by incarceration. Ciera’s personal journey, including her father’s incarceration, inspired her to create this foundation where she and other amazing advocates help to empower underserved communities by creating a safe space for individuals to heal, grow, and reclaim their voices.

Ciera Payton’s exceptional talent, dedication to advocacy, and founding of The Michael’s Daughter Foundation make her a respected figure in the entertainment industry and a catalyst for change. Her remarkable performances, inspirational speeches, and impactful philanthropic efforts continue to uplift and empower individuals, fostering a more compassionate and inclusive society. With her New Orleans roots and a heart for uplifting others, Ciera Payton’s unwavering commitment to her craft and her passion for social impact make her an influential artist and advocate, leaving a lasting impression on both the industry and the communities she serves.

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Tailored Inspiration: Ciera Payton's Speeches That Connect with Your Audience

Ciera Payton’s speeches are tailored to resonate with your specific audience, delivering powerful messages that inspire, educate, and motivate. With her versatile speaking style and engaging storytelling, Ciera connects deeply with listeners, addressing their unique needs and interests. Whether your audience consists of aspiring artists, individuals impacted by incarceration, or those seeking personal growth and resilience, Ciera crafts her speeches to deliver meaningful insights and practical advice that speak directly to their experiences. Her ability to empathize and connect allows her to deliver speeches that leave a lasting impact, empowering your audience to embrace their own journeys, overcome challenges, and pursue their passions with unwavering determination.

Ciera Payton's Speeches That Connect with Your Audience

Triumph Over Adversity

Ciera Payton's Inspirational Journey of Resilience and Personal Growth

Discover how Ciera Payton triumphed over adversity and transformed her life through resilience and personal growth. In this keynote, Ciera shares her powerful story, including her father’s incarceration and the challenges she faced. Learn how she overcame obstacles, found inner strength, and emerged stronger. Gain insights into rising above adversity, embracing personal growth, and creating a positive future.

The Power of Authentic Storytelling

Ciera Payton's Impact on Film and Television

Explore the significance of authentic storytelling in the entertainment industry with acclaimed actress Ciera Payton. Discover how Ciera represents underrepresented voices and stories with truth and empathy. Learn how authentic narratives forge meaningful connections, inspire empathy, and drive positive social change. Uncover the power of storytelling to create impact in film and television.

Igniting Creativity and Finding Purpose

Ciera Payton's Journey as an Actress and Artist

Join Ciera Payton as she reflects on her journey as an actress and artist, sharing insights on igniting creativity and finding purpose. Discover how her passion for the arts fueled her drive and led to her remarkable success. Gain practical advice and personal anecdotes that will inspire you to tap into your creative potential, pursue your passions, and find fulfillment in your artistic endeavors.

Resilience and Hope

Ciera Payton's Journey Through Hurricane Katrina

Gain inspiration from Ciera Payton’s journey of resilience and hope in the face of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history. Hear her compelling narrative, recounting the challenges, loss, and indomitable spirit that emerged amidst the chaos. Learn valuable lessons about finding strength in challenging times, fostering unity, and embracing resilience and hope to rebuild lives and communities.

Crafting a New Narrative

Empowering Personal Growth with Ciera Payton

Unlock the power of storytelling and personal growth with Ciera Payton’s transformative keynote. Explore how she shifted her mindset from victimhood to empowerment, crafting a new narrative for success. Gain insights into the stories we tell ourselves and learn practical techniques to overcome limiting beliefs. Discover how to embrace personal growth, break free from old narratives, and unlock your true potential.

Thank You

Thank you for considering Ciera Payton as your next keynote speaker. Her powerful stories, insightful perspectives, and unwavering passion for positive change make her a compelling choice to engage and inspire your audience. Book Ciera Payton today to bring her unique blend of authenticity, resilience, and transformative storytelling to your event. Let her ignite minds, uplift hearts, and leave a lasting impact on your attendees.