Diary of a Single Mom is a web based original series that chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, healthcare, education and finances. The series is produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Robert Townsend (Eddie Murphy Raw), and written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Cheryl L. West. The series stars an impressive cast of veteran actors including Monica Calhoun (The Best Man), Valery M. Ortiz (Date Movie), Janice Lynde (One Life to Live), Richard Roundtree (Shaft), Leon Robinson (The Five Heartbeats) and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back).
We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with several members of the cast including Valery M. Ortiz, Janice Lynde, Richard Roundtree and Leon Robinson, as well as producer/director Robert Townsend about the web based series, it's upcoming third season, the amazing cast, and the show's interactive qualities. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Diary of a Single Mom stars Monica Calhoun as Ocean Jackson, a single mother of two striving to keep her family afloat while working to fulfill her own ambitions of finishing her GED, going to college and opening her own business. Along her journey, she befriends and joins forces with two other single moms, Lupe (Valery M. Ortiz), a mother juggling different fathers for each of her two children while facing health concerns that will change her life and Peggy (Janice Lynde), a once married, wealthy 50-something who suddenly finds herself widowed, broke and guardian to her only grandchild. Together, the three women search for support and faith as they strive to triumph over the challenges of everyday life.