Paige Hurd and her siblings were reared by a single mother.
Paige Hurd, who played Lauren Baldwin in Power Book II: Ghost, is a rising star. She plays a committed student who has recently enrolled at Stansfield University, where she meets Tariq St Patrick (played by Michael Rainey Jr). Tariq, the son of a prominent New York gangster, James “Ghost” St Patrick, is the protagonist of the series (played by Omari Hardwick).
The show is a Starz offshoot of Power, which received critical acclaim for its tenacious and fast-paced portrayal of New York’s underground crime scene.
Even if it’s your first time watching the show, Paige Hurd will be a recognizable face! You may recognize her from a number of music videos, including Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Let You Go,’ in which she played his love interest. She also starred in Everybody Hates Chris, a pioneering TV sitcom.
She began performing at an early age, and her acting career not only propelled her to fame, but it also provided her with godparents.
Godparents of Hurd
Earl Simmons, well known by his stage name DMX, and his then-wife Tashera Simmons are Hurd’s godparents. Hurd’s family welcomed the decision, and she grew close to the Simmons family, calling DMX “pops.” Hurd and DMX met while filming the action flick Cradle 2 the Grave in 2003.
Vanessa Fait, played by Hurd, is the daughter of Anthony Fait, played by DMX.
Paige shared a wonderful Father’s Day gift she received for the rapper on Instagram in December 2019. She had the lyrics of her favorite song, written by DMX, tattooed on her body in his own handwriting.
When DMX died of a heart attack caused by a drug overdose in April of this year, the actress paid a poignant homage to the late hip-hop icon on Instagram. Hurd shared a photo of the two of them dancing shot a week before DMX’s hospitalization.
“You are a part of my world, and my heart aches terribly these days and will never stop. “
Hurd’s Biological Parents
Despite the fact that the actress has publicly stated that DMX is her godparent, some fans are still perplexed. Contrary to popular belief, the actress is the daughter of two separate biological parents. The actress was born to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father.
Cheryl Martin, the actress’s single mother, raised her and her four siblings. Martin is a co-owner of CMA Entertainment, a talent management and production firm with over 20 years of expertise in the film, television, voice-over, theater, and music industries.
Hurd acknowledged her achievement to her family in an interview with Schön magazine.
” I really don’t know where I would be without my faith and my family. My mom, my siblings have truly kept me going. Their support means everything to me. “
Following the conclusion of the second season of BET’s The Oval, the actress is preparing to begin filming the third season.