Messeret is an award-winning actor, producer, and philanthropist.
Messeret in an Ethiopian name that means Foundation or Cornerstone. An Audelco Award-winning actor (and three-time nominee), her theatre credits include Fast Blood, Joe Turners Come and Gone, Insurrection: Holding History, and Blue. She is also the Associate Producer of The American Slavery Project.
On television, Messeret can be seen on The Sopranos, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, alongside numerous commercials—including Disney World, IKEA, Brawny, and more. Her voice can be heard in Soul Men, Damages and Boardwalk Empire, commercials for Advil, Verizon, Huggies, Kellogg’s, Western Union, and the video games Red Dead Revolver, Grand Theft Auto and The Warriors.
Outside of acting, Messeret enjoys fitness and philanthropy. She is a cum laude theatre graduate of HBCU, Florida A & M University (FAMU) where she was initiated into and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is based in NYC and married to actor Ed Wheeler.