Teyonah Parris began her career playing secretary Dawn Chambers in the AMC drama series Mad Men (2012–2015) and starring in the 2014 independent film Dear White People. Since that, Parris starred in Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq, in US soap opera Empire and in Academy-nominated film If Beale Street Could Talk. In 2021, Parris landed her breakthrough role portraying an adult Monica Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series WandaVision. She will reprise the role in The Marvels, scheduled to be released in 2023. Parris has won two Black Reel Awards and received nominations at Screen Actors Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards.
She is also part of The Marvels – an upcoming American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to Captain Marvel (2019), a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel (2022), and the 31st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay by Megan McDonnell, and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.
The Marvels is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 17, 2023. It was previously scheduled for July 8 and November 11, 2022.It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.