A Monroe native is now a Hollywood actor

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A Monroe native and former trainer is making a reputation for himself in Hollywood and he says being from a small city doesn’t cease your success. We took a second to talk with him about his journey.

The actor Reginald Robinson II, who now goes by the title of Reg Rob, was a former coach and trainer in Ouachita Parish and he says that is his tenth 12 months on the trail to stardom. Rob went to Neville Excessive Faculty and graduated from school at Grambling State College.

He says being from a small city, makes some folks really feel like there is no such thing as a approach out however he broke out of the thoughts body of being held again, stepped out of his consolation zone, and into Hollywood.

“At first, I used to be like man that’s not possible, for me I don’t know what it was however, a light-weight simply clicked. You recognize one thing simply went off and I used to be identical to by no means once more will I be some sort of adversary to myself, the place I inform myself I can’t do one thing. So I simply went for it,” he stated.

Rob has been featured in Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots”, Oprah Winfrey, and Ava Duvernay’s television present Queen Sugar. Now he’s in a movie in choose theaters known as Nationwide Champions.

“This is likely one of the momentous movies that’s going to inform a narrative about scholar athletics being compensated. It follows the star athlete of the workforce. You recognize, think about the Heisman trophy winner saying hours earlier than the sport that he’s going to face and take a strike in order that student-athletes could be compensated,” he stated.

Rob says that is an empowering movie for youthful athletes and his objective is to encourage black males from northeast Louisiana to go after their goals. Typically he comes again to Monroe to instill hope all through the group.

“I like the group that I’m from. I admire this group, it’s poured into me in several methods and I’ve been in a position to additionally pour again into the group. I’ve been in a position to be a counselor, coach, and trainer right here,” he stated.

Rob says don’t underestimate small beginnings and says nothing is not possible and even the phrase itself says **I’M POSSIBLE**.

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