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Jeryl Prescott | Biography

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  • Full Name Jeryl Prescott Sales
  • Nickname Jeryl Prescott
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Washington, D.C, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 25, 1964
  • Age 58 Years, 1 Months
  • Net Worth (Not Disclosed)
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Husband Melvin Gallien jr
  • Relationship Status Married
Madame Xanadu on DC Series 'Swamp Thing'

Jeryl Prescott | Biography

Member of Sarcoidosis Awareness Campaign of The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR)

In June 2021, Variety reported that filmmaker Angele Robinson was writing the one-hour drama series dedicated to the comic book character Madame Xanadu for HBO Max. However, casting had not been announced at the time. Prescott's several fans believed that the series should bring her back as Madame Xanadu in the new series. And there have been no updates regarding the new series as of 2022. 


Jeryl Prescott is an African-American actress most recognized for portraying Jacqui on The Walking Dead (2010) and Madame Xanadu on Swamp Thing (2019).

Who is Jeryl Prescott?

Jeryl Prescott Sales is an actress, writer, director, and producer born on 25 March 1964 in Washington, D.C. She made her acting debut in the 2002 short film Max, film debut in the 2003 film The Epicureans, and television debut on Surface in 2006. 

In 2019, she notably played the role of Madame Xanadu, a.k.a. Nimue Inwundu, in the superhero horror series Swamp Thing, based on the DC Comics character of the same name.

During her two decades of career, Prescott appeared in more than 30 television series that included Criminal MindsModern FamilyRay DonovanPowersScandalShameless, and NCIS.

She also appeared in around 20 films, including The Skeleton Key (2005), The Birth of a Nation (2016), and High Flying Bird (2019). Additionally, she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the 2006 short film Multiple Choice, The Walking Dead (2012), and the 2014 film Stand Down Soldier.

Most recently, Prescott played the role of Naomi King in the 2021 film Resort to Love. In 2021, she also portrayed the role of Judge Martha Ross in the television series All the Queen's Men.

She Played Jacqui in the Horror Series 'The Walking Dead'

Prescott made her breakthrough with AMC's hit post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series of the same name by Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman, and Tony Moore. She was featured in the role of Jacqui in six episodes of the series from 2010 to 2012.

In The Walking Dead, her character Jacqui is a survivor of the breakout. She assists with housework and takes part in supply runs as a member of the Atlanta camp.

During the initial stages of the outbreak, Jacqui aided the gang in every way she could. After the survivors' departure from the Atlanta camp was announced, Jacqui and the other survivors made their way to the CDC, where she decided to commit suicide rather than face a potentially more agonizing death.

Prescott's Portrayal of 'Madame Xanadu'

In 2019, she was cast as Madame Xanadu, a.k.a. Nimue Inwundu, in the superhero horror series Swamp Thing, as a series regular. Madame Xanadu is a centuries-old sorceress who is reluctantly lured into a war against the supernatural powers wreaking havoc on a little Louisiana village. Despite her unconventional techniques in the fight against evil, Xanadu's heart is in the right place as a blind fortune teller and magical crusader.

In June 2021, Variety reported that filmmaker Angele Robinson was writing the one-hour drama series dedicated to the comic book character Madame Xanadu for HBO Max. The magazine said that Robinson would executive produce the series with J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson, and Rachel Rusch Rich would co-executive produce.

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However, casting had not been announced at the time. Prescott's several fans believed that the series should bring her back as Madame Xanadu in the new series. And there have been no updates regarding the new series as of 2022. 

The DC Comics character Madame Xanadu is described as "a powerful wielder of magic who has lived for many centuries, can foresee the future and keeps a collection of malevolent forces captured in mason jars."

She has Two Kids with Her Husband

Prescott is married to her husband, Melvin Gallien jr. She frequently posts her pictures with her husband on Instagram. In one of her Instagram posts with her husband, she captioned, "My partner, my fantasy, my friend, my love, my luva, my support system, my MelDog -- He had me at "Hi."

The couple has two sons together.

Jeryl Prescott with husband Melvin Gallien jr.
Jeryl Prescott with her husband Melvin Gallien Jr. in 2021. (Photo: Instagram)

She is an Advocate for the Sarcoidosis Awareness Campaign

Prescott suffers from sarcoidosis, a disease characterized by the growth of tiny clumps of inflammatory cells in one or more body organs. 

In February 2022, she joined the Sarcoidosis Awareness Campaign of The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating research towards a cure for sarcoidosis and improving the lives of sarcoidosis patients.

As a part of the campaign, she promoted FSR's 'Ignore No More: African American Women & Sarcoidosis National Campaign' during Black History Month. She also revealed her struggles with sarcoidosis.

Officials further claim that African-American women are three times more likely than Caucasians to acquire sarcoidosis, have persistent and severe symptoms that result in hospitalization rates 10-18 times higher, and have a 12 times higher fatality rate.

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