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Shondrella Avery

Shondrella Avery, 2007
Born Shondrella Dupre Avery
April 26, 1971 (1971-04-26) (age 38)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Shondrella Dupre Avery[1] (born April 26, 1971) is an American actress.



On television, Avery had a recurring role as Candy on the situation comedy One on One and later became a cast member on the spinoff Cuts, playing the same role. Previously, she had been a cast member on the reality/prank television series Girls Behaving Badly.

In movies, Avery is known for her role as LaFawnduh Lucas in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. Her other film work includes roles in Trippin' and Domino.

Personal life

Avery was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in South Central Los Angeles as the oldest of 10 children. She has created a one-woman show titled "Ain't I Enough," based on her experiences growing up with her enormous family, which has aired on HBO.

She graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

Avery currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.


Year Film Role Other notes
1999 Cyberdorm Lawanda
Trippin' Amazon Woman
2004 Napoleon Dynamite LaFawnduh Lucas
2005 Domino Lashindra Davis
2006 Déjà Vu Kathy
2008 The Secret Life of Bees Greta
Year Title Role Notes
2002–2005 One on One Candy
2003 Strong Medicine Etta Episode: Prescriptions
2005–2006 Cuts Candy
2006 Community Service Selma NBC TV-Pilot


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