PRESS

'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2, & 3'
Mark Taper Forum
"Luqmaan-Harris as the lovely, passionate Penny makes a LUMINOUS heroine."
~Klugman, LA Weekly
"Penny’s torment of LOVE and fidelity seem to blast out of Luqmaan-Harris as if propelled by rocket fuel."
~Tombazian, 94.7theWave
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris makes Hero’s “wife,” Penny, FEROCIOUSLY REAL."
~Nicholson, LA Daily News
"Luqmaan-Harris is PERFECT in her bitter resentment of Hero's betrayal."
~Grigware, BroadwayWorld
"Luqmaan-Harris is memorable in the MOVING role of Penny."
~McNulty, LA Times
"ADVANTAGEOUS"
2015 Sundance Film Festival
World Premiere | Special Jury Award
"As with the BEST SCIENCE FICTION, the technology of the future is used to explore the human condition of the present and it suggests that trouble - particularly for the female of the species - is a lot closer than we think, especially if we're happy to be complicit."
~Wilkinson,
Eye For Film
"MARY T & LIZZY K"
"Luqmaan-Harris OWNS THE STAGE."
~Shannon Davis, TheaterMania.com

"Luqmaan-Harris SHINES."
~Jennifer Perry, BroadwayWorld.com


"Even when she is in a scene merely watching and listening, you always sense her presence. Check it to see what is happening in that INTENSE but serene and beautiful face. When she breaks out with her view of heaven, it’s like a burst of sunlight bathing us all. It’s an ACCOMPLISHED PERFORMANCE—accomplished with few obvious tools."
~Gary Tischler, The Georgetowner


"Four indisputably exceptional actors command the stage. They are a master class in acting – - POWERFUL AND FIERCE in their portrayals of their roles."
~Jordan Wright, The Alexandria Times
Keckley (played by Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris) is one of the most RIVETING female characters seen all season. It's Luqmaan-Harris’s Keckly, and her MAGNETIC ability to occupy the stage, who lingers.
~Sophie Gilbert, Washingtonian
"Luqmaan-Harris is WONDERFUL at teasing out the line between the freedwoman’s public and private conscience."
~Hunter Styles, DC Theatre Scene

"Sameerah Luqmaan–Harris portrays Elizabeth as a STRONG, INDEPENDENT woman who is not without vulnerabilities."
~Sheila Wickouski, The Free Lance-Star
"DOUBT"
"SUPERB ACTING credits go to Paul Molnar, Randy Danson, Karis Danish, and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris."
~Sarasota Herald Tribune


"Molnar and Danish were subtly effective as a likable priest and a young nun being torn in two directions, respectively, and Luqmaan-Harris more dramatically so in her pivotal scene."
~Kipling, Sarasota Magazine


2009 Jacoby Award Winner
** Most Outstanding Supporting Actress (first time ever awarded) -
Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Mrs. Muller**
http://www.capemaystage.com/reviews-awards-accolades.html

"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris gives a BIG PERFORMANCE and while only in one scene holds the audience spellbound.”
~Schaad, Cape May Gazette


"Paul Bernardo, Mary Baird, Abby Royle, and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris are every bit as good as their better known predecessors.”
Full Review:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122177899717354443.html
~Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
"A RAISIN IN THE SUN"
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris' performance of Ruth Younger was luminous in its fragility and QUIET STRENGTH."
-Minda Larsen, TheaterOnline.com
'THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST'
2014 Sundance Film Festival
World Premiere
"The woman, played with QUIET GRACE by Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, quite literally ain’t trying to hear all that. What follows is a SURPRISING and emotionally adventurous film, one that’s full of levity and pain, both bold and brave enough to leave you with the same punch-in-the-gut longing as Molson’s 2007 short Pop Foul did..."
~Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris delivers an OUTSTANDING performance as the woman who fears their message is meant for her."
~ Sarah Boslaugh, Playbackstl.com, 2014 Atlanta Film Festival

"The consensus BEST ACTOR was Sameerah L. Harris for her work in the “The Bravest, The Boldest.” Her performance was LAYERED and EMOTIONALLY RAW, calling forth the sensation of desperate avoidance of an unfortunate (and ultimately unavoidable) truth." ~Adams, The Maine Edge, 2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival
"NO EXIT"
"Ms. Luqmaan-Harris has quite a few transitions with her character, from proper lady to child murderer and then temptress, she navigates her way through the show with GRACE AND EASE."
~Kristen Morale, BroadwayWorld.com
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, a young actress of remarkable technical skill -- she made a strong impression earlier this season in Samuel Beckett's Play, at the Irish Repertory -- is especially IMPRESSIVE as Estelle, stripping her artificial manners away bit by bit to reveal the grotesquely narcissistic figure underneath. She is especially gripping during a passage in which she looks back in a fury of jealousy at a lover who has moved on to new conquests; she delivers the monologue with FEVERISH INTENSITY..."
~ David Barbour, Lighting&Sound America Online
"While all four actors turn in solid performances, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris gives an INNOVATIVELY FRESH turn as Estelle."
~Kelly Johnston, Eye on the Arts
"...it is Luqmaan-Harris’ Estelle that tends to draw one’s eyes the most. In many ways, it is the juiciest part in the play. Luqmaan-Harris, with her natural physical endowments and acting range, is ideally cast as this FEMME FATALE."
~Deidre Donovan, TheaterScene.net
"Estelle, JEJUNE and GLAMOROUS, prides herself on being an object of attention. Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris VIBRATES as the coquette and amoral Estelle, lending a beautiful tragedy to a woman whose self-worth is proportional to how much she is desired."
~Anna Chazelle, Exeunt Magazine
"Estelle, played with PANACHE by tall, attractive Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris."
~William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris plays the coquette Estelle with more COMPLEXITY than one would expect upon first encountering her. She’s simultaneously self-centered and ambitious, playing shy and FLIRTATIOUS to her advantage."
~JK Clarke, theaterpizzazz.com
"A MIND-BENDING EVENING OF BECKETT"
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, meanwhile, is the STANDOUT ACTOR of the production (as Woman 2 in "Play")."
~StageBuddy.com

"Radki, Pickup, and Luqmaan-Harris deliver their lines with frightening precision, as though they are strafing one another (and the audience) with their words. The effect is BREATHTAKING for the audience, and literally so for the actors. A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett is worth attending for these performances alone."
~Pete Hempstead, Theatermania.com
'ROOM 104'
HBO
“The Knockandoo” establishes its queasy atmosphere quickly, and Tony Todd, Orlando Jones, and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris are TERRIFIC in it."
~Maureen Ryan, Variety
"The Knockandoo," which features the COMPELLING Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as a woman who is taking the last steps toward enlightenment..."
~Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
"The strange, chilling story features SUPERB performances by Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as a woman seeking salvation and American Gods’ Orlando Jones as the snake-oil priest taking her money."
~Gilbert, The Atlantic
"Orlando Jones and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris give CAREER-HIGHLIGHT performances in the uniquely physical rhythms of “The Knockandoo.”
~Cabin, Collider
“The Knockandoo”...boasts some of the series’ BEST performances in Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Orlando Jones, and Tony Todd."
~Colburn, Consequence of Sound
“The Knockandoo”...boasts GREAT TURNS by Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris and Orlando Jones...”
~Adams, A.V. Club
"SIGHT UNSEEN"
"...from the moment she enters, Luqmaan-Harris LIGHTS UP THE STAGE, with a delicate and touching portrayal that serves as reason to see the play."
~Klugman,
LA Drama Critics Circle
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, in her LA theatrical debut, is absolutely BREATHTAKINGLY GOOD... She plays Patricia, the miserably unhappy ex-pat American former artists’ model. Never does Luqmaan-Harris present a false moment."
~Holder,
ArtsinLA
"Making her LA theatrical debut, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris gives a LOVELY, UNDERSTATED PERFORMANCE as Patty, showing us both her strength and her vulnerability."
~Berkowitz,
LA Post
"A RIVETING Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris."
~Taylor,
Tolucan Times
"...WONDERFULLY PORTRAYED by Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris"
~Cohn,
Westside Today
"THE EMPEROR JONES"

New York Times 2009 Critics' Pick
Full Review:
http://theater.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/theater/reviews/19jones.html?pagewanted=1
~Ben Brantley, New York Times




Five Stars
Time Out NY's Critics' Pick
Full Review:
http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/theater/52793/the-emperor-jones
~Eisler, Time Out NY

"Now the Irish Repertory Theatre...is putting on an uncensored production that is SMART, forceful, fiercely involving and wholly SUCCESSFUL."
~Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
"ReENTRY"
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris is HEARTBREAKING."

Full Review:
www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/nyregion/new-jersey/08theanj.html
~Naomi Siegel, NY Times
Time Out NY's Critics' Pick
Full Review:
http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/theater/63836/reentry
~Shaw, Time Out NY
"Luqmaan-Harris makes each of her characters UNIQUE and believable....and in the show’s greatest moments, RIVETING."
~Strassler, off-offonline.com
"Ms. Luqmaan-Harris’s monologue is performed with a calm, poignant dignity that is both DEVASTATING and inspirational."
~Zimmerman, Military Writers Society of America
"The actors are flat-out FABULOUS, never striking the false notes that could nudge things toward caricature."

Full Review:
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/21/AR2010112104064.html
~Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post
"COME BACK TO ME"
"Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris makes the biggest impression. Luqmaan-Harris is interesting, FUNNY, SYMPATHETIC, and entirely REAL."
~Schicker, nytheatre.com