As an actress LaRita has starred in films such as South Central, Kings Of The Evening, Walk By Faith, Outrighteous, Silent Bomband more! On the TV side Miss Shelby has appeared on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Wizards of Waverly Place, ER, City Of Angels, JAG, Martin, The Fresh Prince of Belair and others.
Miss Shelby’s roots extend from Tennessee to Washington, D. C. to Los Angeles, California where she earned her B. A. Degree in Theater Arts with a minor in Communications at Loyola Marymount University.
More recently LaRita (also known as Jazzy Rita) is most excited about her new critically acclaimed jazz CD titled “A Date With A Song”, author of the book "Dictation: Plays, Poems & Monologues", and is in talks to reprise her role opposite Glenn Plummer in the Oliver Stone produced, urban classic “South Central.”
In her spare time, LaRita is an motivational coach in schools throughout Los Angeles with Team Inspiration 52 and the Police Action League. This busy, jazzy lady is a proud mother of one son (Justin) and a legacy member of Sigma Gamma Rho’s Sigma Sigma Chapter, which is also in Los Angeles.