Check out our interview with actor and WEtv series Kold & Windy star Shomari Love.

The series follows hip hop and drill star Malika as she works to create a better life for herself on the south side of Chicago. Love plays Dirty, a psychopathic killer and true “J-City” soldier who will do anything to protect Shelly Winter (Kaja Brielle) and their crew, even if an innocent life is taken in the process.

He is also no stranger to the world of film. He recently brought his talent to a lead role in the Saban Films thriller Take the Night, which is available on-demand now. Additionally, Love wrapped production as the love interest of Jordana Brewster’s character Ruby in On Our Way.

Follow Shomari @shomarilove

Hi Shomari, please tell us a little about you?

I was born and raised in Queens, NY. My family background is Jamaican, Canadian and Sierra Leonian. My passions are art, travel, and sports.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Determined, Resourceful, and Giving

How did you get started into acting?

I decided to challenge myself by taking a leap of faith and exploring something I knew nothing about.

How has this changed your life?

This has put me in a place to learn a lot, meet new people, and most importantly practice discipline.

What is the best and worst part of being an actor?

The best part is getting to play with a new script and create that character’s world. The worst part might be some of the idle time between projects because you’re excited to move on to the next.

How do you prepare for a role?

I do a good amount of research on the character’s background, type, and information provided in the text. Scene study and analysis typically goes hand in hand.

Tell us about your work in WEtv series “Kold & Windy?”

I play a character name Dirty. He’s a part of a Shelly Winters crew and doubles as a sound engineer. On the streets he is not a person others enjoy crossing paths with. His motto is vengeance.

What other projects you have been part of?

I’ve been fortunate to be a part of several TV series such as The Chi and Black Lightening. As well as film such as Take The Night , Maya and Her Lover, and On Our Way.

What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?

I enjoy the drama and rom/com genre. I would love to get into biopics. I can appreciate the work and responsibility that goes into making an honest attempt to portray someone in an authentic and artist light.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Being able to impact the lives of others. Whether as an inspiration or source of entertainment

What’s your advice for the newer actors?

Study stage plays and constantly work on your instrument. Your talent won’t grow unless you do.

What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?

Patience and perseverance. What is for you will be for you.

How would your best friend describe you?

As a creative and determined individual.

If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?

“Perseverance is Key”. The statement is true and fully describes almost of my endeavors in life. Either the ability to persevere or the lack thereof has determined the outcome

What advice would you give to your younger self and why?

Start sooner. It’s ok to make mistakes, and it doesn’t matter what other people think. Just do your best.

What book should every entrepreneur read?

Think and Grow Rich

What’s next for Shomari Love in 2023?

More opportunities and more projects to come.

What is your favorite healthy food?

Steamed Fish with a fresh salad.

And your favorite cheat food?

Turkey Burger, topped with onion rings, lettuce, and tomato. A side of sweet potato fries.

What is your own definition of happiness?

Living life on your own terms.

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

Nelson Mandela. He is one of my heroes. It would be great to speak with him and gain wisdom.

Best advice ever given?

Always do your best

Do you support any charity?

St Jude’s and NAACP

Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?

I see myself as a series regular in 2 shows and having led in a few films.

Favorite song? Why?

Three Little Birds. It gives me the ultimate feeling of nostalgia and great vibrations.

What do you think of Social Media?

It’s a gift and curse. A great resource overall.

Where we can follow you?

@shomarilove on IG

Book: The Catcher in the Rye

Quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

Movie: Catch Me If You Can

TV Series: Entourage

Favorite Food: Escovitch Snapper Fish

Travel Destination: Jamaica

Sports Team: Lakers



Photo Credit: Sen M. Floyd @sen.floyd