With his chiseled physique, charming smile, and handsome looks, Timon Kyle Durrett captivates audiences on the NAACP IMAGE Award-winning drama series “Queen Sugar,” created, directed and executive produced by Ava Duvernay (SELMA) alongside Oprah Winfrey, as he portrays ‘Davis West,’ a successful professional basketball player and husband of ‘Charley Bordelon West’ (Daen-Lyen Gardner) who finds himself troubled when they move to Louisiana. Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, “Queen Sugar” follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley), the formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon West (Daen-Lyen Gardner), a modern woman, who with her husband (Durrett) and teenage son ‘Micah West,’ move to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm. “Queen Sugar” broke OWN records with its two-night debut last year, and Season 2 airs Wednesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN. We would love to s interview with you and Timon to discuss this dynamic series!
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Timon grew up in a big family, being one of 8 children. Growing up, he became interested in the arts through a family friend who was an artist and found his love in drawing and painting at the age of 5. From then on, Timon excelled in school being chosen as a Kraft Foods Ambassador through his scholastic program and graduating Cum Laude from Alcorn State University with his degree in Communications. Upon graduation, Timon garnered interest in modeling and began booking gigs in runway modeling and commercials; being a body double for Scotty Pippin and starring in Nike commercials with Michael Jordan.
Acting was always an interest of his as he was fascinated by action movies such as Rambo, Terminator, Indiana Jones and Bruce Lee movies. It wasn’t until his mom suggested he audition for a role she heard on the radio and to his knowledge, he would book his first ever role in “There Are No Children Here” starring none other than his future employer, Oprah! Getting his feet wet and catching the acting bug, Timon moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career full time. Since then, he has had significant roles in “Single Ladies,” “Castle,” Tyler Perry’s “The Marriage Counselor: The Play,” BOXING DAY, 72 HOURS, BARBERSHOP 3, and LIKE MIKE to name a few.
Timon is the true definition of an Artist. When he’s not filming, Timon continues staying true to his first love of painting and drawing and spends his free time as a writer. He published a self-help novel titled Who the Hell Do I Think I Am? which is available to purchase on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Timon also loves to get creative in the kitchen and enjoys cooking up his one-of-a-kind home-made meals. As a former fitness trainer, he maintains his chiseled physique through boxing, swimming, running, and cycling.