Demetria McKinney
Demetria McKinney
as Anacostia

Actor Biography

Demetria McKinney stars as Anacostia Quartermain on Freeform's highly anticipated original series, "Motherland: Fort Salem." Anacostia is a tough but wryly humorous drill sergeant whose chief concern is keeping the young recruits alive through basic training

McKinney, a vocal powerhouse, is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. She is an award-winning actress who has played diverse roles on both the big and small screen, as well as a talented singer and skilled songwriter who generously expresses emotions in a way that instantly connects with listeners.

McKinney currently recurs on both "Saints & Sinners" for Bounce TV and "A House Divided" for UMC. She also starred on the hit TBS sitcom "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," which produced over 250 episodes and received five NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom