Author, actress, producer-these are just a few words that describe businesswoman on the rise, Ci Ci Foster. Hailing from Chicago, Foster started her career in entertainment while attending Chicago State University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Professionally, Ci Ci enjoyed success in a host of independent films, staged productions, print ads, and commercials before relocating to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue her passion for entertainment.
Foster’s writing career began when she penned her debut novel, Sunny Rain. The success of Sunny Rain put Ci Ci in demand with urban lit fans who dubbed her ‘The queen of sexy drama.’ After gaining attention as an author, Foster’s desire to provide empowering roles for actors and actresses of color led her to co-founding her own production company, Flower Goddess Productions. Her debut documentary, “I Heart Hollywood,” reveals the real life struggles of 14 actresses in Hollywood. The film was screened at The Chinese American Film Festival and The Bronzeville Film Festival.
In 2011, Foster partnered with husband, Kevin Foster, to produce Digg Into Books, an exciting web show that showcases book clubs across America. In addition to her long list of achievements, Foster is a passionate humanitarian, and devotes her free time to volunteering at Hollywood Heart, a Los Angeles based nonprofit that provides educational opportunities to at-risk teens. She is also a member of Cali Connect, a conglomerate of authors dedicated to educating, promoting, and distributing urban literature. Since her breakthrough in Hollywood, Foster’s work has appeared in a variety of publications including Suavv Magazine, Brown Sista, XI Magazine, Fever Magazine, FeSaad magazine, and many others.
Recognized as a Phenomenal Woman by 50 in 52 Journey, an organization who honors people who do extraordinary things, Foster is living proof that dreams do come true. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters and is currently working on her new novel, Hollywoodn’t.