Paige Hurd Biography: Power Book II: Ghost actress and DMX goddaughter

Paige Audrey Marie Hurd is an American actress born on 20 July 1992, and she turned 29 in 2021. She is best known for her recurring role as Tasha Clarkson on the American sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. The delectable actress is from a mixed-race family of an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother in Dallas, Texas. Her mother raised the children singlehandedly because their dad wasn’t in the picture.

Growing up, Paige fell in love with acting, and at the age of eight, she made her debut in an episode of Felicity in the year 2000, playing Natasha. She has subsequently appeared in various other films and TV shows, as she gradually builds an impressive resume. Hurd is also famous for other works such as Thriller, Grandma’s HouseHalfway There, and Greencard Warriors.

Of course, starting a career at an early age can be a considerable advantage in the entertainment business. It has proven to be just that in the case of Paige Hurd. However, a close look at her body of work shows nothing short of evidence of hard work. The 29-year-old has featured in almost 30 projects from both film and TV, putting the early start advantage to great use. She has undoubtedly done well, especially in TV and has become one of the favourite faces on some of the most popular TV projects in recent years.

Keep reading as we shine more light on the impressive career and personal life of Paige Hurd. Firstly, have a look at the following ten facts about the actress.

10 interesting facts about Paige Hurd

  1. Though her debut happened in the year 2000 when she was eight, it was her part in Chris Rock’s series Everybody Hates Chris that made Paige Hurd a known face. She played the role of Tasha Clarkson on the show.
  2. Her mother can be thanked for her early start as an actor. Since she was little, she was exposed to a lot of creativity and arts, which not only influenced her but served as guidance also.
  3. Hurd is the goddaughter of the late rapper DMX. He had always been close to Hurd’s family, and the two appeared to have a great relationship, as could be seen on their social media. She took to her social media to share a heartwarming message when the rapper passed.
  4. Aside from acting in television shows and films, Hurd has been known to feature in several music videos, including as Justin Bieber’s love interest in the video for the song “Never Let You Go”.
  5. Her direction had always been set, and as a child actor, she started training under Linda Seto from the Dallas Young Actors Studio.
  6. Paige Hurd has had high profile relationships with well-known people in the industry and beyond. Some of her previous lovers are Steph Jones (singer), Master P (rapper), PJ Scott, and Cortez Bryant (artist manager).
  7. Her family went through a hard time when one of her siblings was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago; fortunately, he survived and is now cancer-free.
  8. Paige Hurd is in a relationship with her professional basketball player Maurice Harkless, and they’ve been together since 2013.
  9. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches (162cm), weighs 58kgs, and her body measurements are 34-25-36 inches.
  10. The actress currently has an impressive net worth of $2 million.

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Early life and education

Hurd was born in Dallas, Texas, to an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother. The late rapper DMX was her godfather. The actress comes from a big family and has four siblings in total, including her twin. Paige and her siblings were all raised singlehandedly by their mother because her dad wasn’t in the picture.

She studied at Elemental Indian CreekSchool and later graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At a very young age, she developed an interest in acting and began her career training under Linda Seto at the Dallas Young Actors Studio.

Is Paige Hurd DMX daughter?

Information easily gets distorted on the media, so there’s a handful of people who are confused about Paige’s relationship with deceased rapper DMX. Paige is not DMX’s daughter but his goddaughter. The rapper was a close friend of her family during his life, and he and Paige had a good relationship. Needless to say, his death was a huge blow on herself and her family.

See also: #RIPDMX: timeline of hip hop legend’s battle for his life.

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Paige Hurd and DMX at an event


Paige’s career kicked off in 2000 with a role as Natasha in the episode “True Colours” on the TV series Felicity. The series revolved around the college experiences of Felicity Porter as she attends the “University of New York”, which lies across the country from her home in Palo Alto, California. Hurd has gone on to feature in well over 20 other projects since then. Here are some of her most notable roles to date.

Tasha from Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris is an American television period sitcom inspired by comedian Chris Rock’s memories of his teenage years. The show was created by Rock and Ali LeRoi, and it ran for four seasons, having a total of 88 episodes. The series was a critical success, and the American Film Institute selected it as one of the best 10 television series of 2007.

Paige is featured in the recurring role of Tasha Clarkson, the girl who moves in next door into Keisha’s old house and is her replacement in season 2. Chris is in love with her, but she wants to keep their relationship platonic. She dated and dumped him near the end of Season 4 due to Chris believing her too clingy and slightly demanding. According to Chris, she is the only girl who doesn’t hate him. She seems to have a slightly promiscuous side to her and also expressed attraction to bad-boy types.

You can stream Everybody Hates Chris here:

Watch on Apple TV

Power Book II: Ghost

Power Book II: Ghost (Power Book 2: Ghost) is an American drama television series created by Courtney A. Kemp. The series is a sequel to the long-running series, Power. It follows Tariq navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his father’s legacy comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family. The series premiered on 6 September 2020 on Starz and was renewed for a second season which is scheduled to premiere on 21 November 2021.

Paige plays the role of Lauren Baldwin, a freshman at Stansfield University who is Tariq’s classmate and love interest. She has a passion for racial activism.

You can watch Power Book II: Ghost here:

Watch on Apple TV

The Oval

The Oval is an American prime time television soap opera created, executive produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The show is quite popular, and its third season is set to premiere on BET in October 2021. The Oval tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.

Paige stars are Gayle Franklin, daughter of Hunter and Victoria. Gayle is a ‘rude, bratty and b_tchy wh_re-ish selfish teenage girl’ who causes most of all the trouble in the White House.

You can watch The Oval here:

Get it on Apple TV

Personal life

Paige Hurd has a very active love life. She has been in quite a number of relationships over the years. Firstly, she dated singer PJ Scott between March 2007 and January 2009. She then went on to date Snoop Dogg’s son, Corde Broadus, from February 2009 to May 2010. Paige was also with Vercy Miller for a brief period in 2010 before entering a relationship with socialite Justin Combs. They called quits in January 2011.

American Rapper Lil Twist was also linked with Paige for a while between 2011 and 2012, after which she dated Cortez Bryant from 2012 to 2013.

Paige Hurd boyfriend

Paige is currently in a relationship with Maurice Harkless. The two of them have been seeing each other on and off since 2013. Maurice is an American Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Paige Hurd net worth

For an actor who has yet to enjoy lead roles so far, Paige is not doing badly at all financially. She has amassed a fortune estimated to be around $2 million. All things being equal, those numbers can only get better.


29-year-old Paige Hurd has accomplished a lot in her 11 years of active practice. As she gains more popularity among film enthusiasts across the world, one can expect her to accomplish even more in the not so distant future. Her wealth of experience is preparing her for bigger opportunities, and that lead role is coming any day now. We wish the beautiful actress more wins.

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