Denitra Isler-Luecke ’89


“I’ve always been proud of the fact that I went to a school that was extremely diverse. Having the exposure to different cultures contributed to the person that I am today. I am extremely honored to be recognized by a school that knows the importance of supporting and encouraging differences.”

“Be yourself…everyone else is taken.”

After moving to Atlanta and becoming the make-up artist for Nancy Grace (the Nancy Grace Show which aired on HLN), Denitra got the “acting bug.” She has since created a successful career appearing in films, television and theater. Denitra’s most notable film role to date may be in the movie Just Mercy, which debuted December 2019 and featured Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, and told the story of world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson and his work to free a wrongly convicted death-row prisoner. In the movie, Denitra plays Evelyn McMillian, the sister of Jamie Foxx’s character. Denitra’s other 2019 film credits include What Men Want and Lady and the Tramp. On television, Denitra can be seen in two current shows. She is “Nurse Hundley ‘’ in the hit drama The Resident appearing on Fox. The series, which premiered in January 2018, was recently renewed for a fifth season set to air fall 2021. On Netflix, one can see Denitra as Mae in one episode of The Underground Railroad series based on the best-selling book of the same name by Colson Whitehead. Between 2018-2019, Denitra held TV roles in Nashville, The Act and Good Girls. In theater, Denitra appeared in The Christmas Carol, Ain’t Misbehavin and The Music Lesson.  Also the lead singer for the rock band Conkrete God, Denitra makes time to care for the least fortunate. She is the co-founder of Misfit Love Mafia, an Atlanta-based program that distributes hygiene products, including food, water and socks, to the homeless. 


BFA, Florida A&M University

MFA, Case Western Reserve University

Current Occupation

Actress, Singer

  • Nurse Hundley in The Resident (4 seasons to present)

  • Mae in Underground

  • Evelyn in Just Mercy

  • Shelly in The Act 

  • Mae in Lady and the Tramp 

  • Lead singer of Rock band Conkrete God

  • Co-founder of nonprofit Misfit Love Mafia