Elise Johnson

Played By Antoinette Crowe-Legacy


Antoinette Crowe-Legacy stars in GODFATHER OF HARLEM as “Elise Johnson,” Bumpy’s mixed-race, drug-addicted daughter. A lost soul who suffered for her father’s neglect and will forever be his Achilles’ heel. She has many gifts – an agile mind, a lithe beauty – and just as many defects – dishonesty and selfishness that grip her to the core. Bumpy is raising Elise’s daughter Margaret as his own, but one day Elise will want Margaret back. More than anything, she wants a family. And she will find one… in Malcolm X’s Nation of Islam.

Antoinette  Crowe-Legacy is a brilliant new actor freshly out of Yale School of Drama’s 2018 MFA program. She was the recipient of Yale’s 2018 Carol Finch Dye Award at graduation. Frances McDormand and Meryl Streep among others are past recipients. She is represented by Gersh and Anonymous Content.