Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker play high school sweethearts in TV One’s ‘Downsized’

The film is written by the 2016 TV One American Black Film Festival Screenplay Competition finalist Michelle McKissic.

Hollywood actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker have been happily married for 12 years and in the TV drama the duo get to work together once again.Boris and Nicole star in TV One drama

The couple who met while playing love interests on the iconic television show, “Soul Food” have previously worked together in several productions, including “Second Time Around,” “Brown Sugar,” and “The Boris and Nicole Show” and in the TV One drama “Downsized” they play Michael and Ebony, high school sweethearts who were forced into marriage by their parents after a teen pregnancy.

The film, written by the 2016 TV One American Black Film Festival Screenplay Competition finalist Michelle McKissic, made its world premiere at this year’s festival held in June in Miami and follows Michael and Ebony, 25 years and four children later trying to work through their union as they reach a crossroad in their marriage.

“Nowadays, we’re all programmed to walk away and look out for self when things get tough, but there is glory when you work as a team to get through the rough patch,” says Parker. “Marriage isn’t for everybody. It’s not easy, and yet it’s so rewarding if you fight for it.”

“Downsized” also stars Alix Lapri, (“Reed Between The Lines”), Isaiah John (“Snowfall”) and is directed by Rhonda Baraka, written by Michelle McKissic, and produced for TV One by Roger M. Bobb and Angi Bones of Bobbcat Films.

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