Blue & Bougie executives have selected actor Jamaican American (Jamerican) Nick Creegan as the recipient of the 2021 Blue & Bougie Impact Award.
The upscale Blue & Bougie party series is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 at the Elegant Loft in Mt. Vernon, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Blue & Bougie executive Jamaican Anthony Turner told Caribbean Life that Creegan, who was born and raised in White Plains, is a “proud Jamerican.”
Turner, an entertainment publicist, said Creegan’s mother is from Jack’s River, St. Mary, Jamaica.
“After having stints as a sportswriter and on-camera host at ESPN, Yahoo Sports, VICE Media and Bleacher Report, the acting bug took hold of him,” said Turner of Creegan. “A sketch he created in a Jamaican accent about Oxtail gravy a few years ago went viral, and Oprah Winfrey’s team caught wind of it.
“He was cast as Desmond in the Oprah network’s hit drama “David Makes Man” in 2018, and he never looked back,” Turner added.
Since then, he said Creegan has been a major recurring character on Law and Order: Organized Crime, opposite Dylan McDermott.
Turner said Creegan is currently a series regular on “Batwoman.”
“His character Marquis Jet transitions into the show’s new version of the iconic villain The Joker, and Nick is the first actor of color to portray the role,” Turner said.
Creegan said: “I very much appreciate this award. As a proud product of Jamaican roots and Westchester County, this means a lot.”
Turner said Blue & Bougie’s mission is “to recognize outstanding individuals from our community who have made an impact in the arts, entertainment, fashion and the food industry.
“Nick’s work as a talented actor speaks for itself,” he said. “Like Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who recently honored pop star Rihanna, it’s important to give those who have made an impact their roses now, rather than wait until they are dead.”
Turner said Creegan joins an elite list of past Blue & Bougie honorees, including Safaree (Lloyd Samuels), Love & Hip Hop, NY TV star; Bounty Killa, international dancehall DJ; Nadine Sutherland, international reggae singer; Cristy Barber: GRAMMY-nominated music producer and vice president of Creative Planning & Development at Downsound Entertainment, producers of Reggae Sumfest; and Kurt Riley, Jamaican broadcaster, producer and elite club disc jockey.