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Actress Alysia Rogers Reveals Why She Left Hollywood for Good

Known for her stunning good looks in roles such as "Damita" in Class Act, and "Shanice" in John Singleton's classic, Boyz N the Hood, actress Alysia Rogers left a skyrocketing Hollywood career to devote her time to raising her daughter, now a young college student. "I was a single mother shortly after my last film and devoted all of me to figuring out this motherhood thing and trying to be the best mom I could be because she was my world. Now she's a wonderful young college student and I feel it's time to finish what I started years ago."

After 20 years away from the industry, the sultry actress is ready to take Hollywood by storm and is starring in roles that have a strong, lasting impact on diverse audiences. Rogers's new role is in the highly anticipated short film, Beyond Merritt. Alysia plays the lead character, Lynda Merritt.

Alysia Rogers smiling
Alysia Rogers

Beyond Merritt, a true story, reveals the struggles and triumphs of a single mother fighting for her life who grapples with drug addiction, hopelessness and loss.

Touched by the script and Lynda's life, Rogers became excited about being a part of such a groundbreaking and inspiring film.

"Lynda Merritt's life resonated with me because she is a strong woman who has overcome so much adversity. She is one of my heroes. What really made me interested in doing the film is that the script was very well-written and the role was very challenging. The film's message is to never loose hope. No matter what goes on in your life, you can break free and move forward," Rogers says.

Beyond Merritt is set for release in Spring of 2013. Visit www.4HeartsProductions.com for more information.

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