jessupdeane.comActor. Director.
Advice Enthusiast.

“The more you know,

the more you realize you don’t know.”


As a young girl, Najah had a proclivity for performing and she always heard her mother say, “Najah was dancing before she was walkin’ and singing before she was talkin’…”

Contemplating all the "knows" in the world.

Contemplating all life’s “knows”…

Najah’s love for the arts has ignited a spark in her that cannot be ignored. She plans to continue her growth and development in the theatrical and creative world, making sure to always handle her artistic endeavors with poise and panache.

Ask if she’s fluent in any languages other than English and she’ll be quick to say “I speak the universal language of love.” Friends actually refer to her as a linguist of love because she is exactly that. Najah loves people with all of her heart and truly tries to see the good in all. She feels it is her duty to help bring peace and love to the world–striving each day to teach people that self -love is where it all begins.  What did you do to love yourself today?


“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. -Oscar Wilde” Najah is an Alumni of Emerson College in Boston, MA, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Education: Acting.  Though she’s been immersed in the theatre all of her life, it was at Emerson where she grew to appreciate all aspects of theatre, performing arts and entertainment. Najah is trained and specialized in radio, television, and live events hosting, as well as her life long passion for performance and theatrical directing.

Back in the Spring of ‘07, while driving a group of high school freshman to the bowling alley, one of the mother’s of Najah’s close friends over heard Najah advising her peers. She said, “You should really start your own advice column, Najah. You could call it Najah Knows.” A few months later, Najah did exactly that. With the help of one of her favorite science teachers, at her private high school in Poughkeepsie, New York, Najah started “Najah Knows,” on the school’s web database. After a few short, successful months, the Poughkeepsie Journal, the oldest newspaper in New York State, discovered her and she became a freelance advice columnist and journalist for the remainder of her high school career. Since then “Najah Knows” has reached mediums ranging from comedic television advice segments to radio podcasts!


Mrs. Powers (the friend’s mom), unbeknownst to her or anyone at the time, helped to spark a lifetime commitment for Najah. Najah will always remember and thank those who encouraged her to help others, as they once helped her.