Who Is Persia White’s Daughter, Mecca White?

Mecca White

Mecca White came into the limelight as the daughter of actress, singer, and musician, Persia Jessica White. Her mother Jessica is best known for her role as Lynn Searcy on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends which originally aired from 2000 until 2008. She is also a member of the band XEEO3 and a solo singer who released a debut album Mecca in 2009.

Looks like Mecca is following in her mother’s footsteps as she has already built quite a resume as a film and art lover. Additionally, she has shown some potential as a young cinema maker. Do you want to know how she developed a passion for movies and how her actress mother was a big influencer for her?

If you are, you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about her personal life in today’s article. So, let’s get right into it.

Mecca White is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School Class of 2016

Mecca White was born on 7th October 1995 in Los Angeles, California. Her full name is Mecca Morgan White and she was born as the daughter of Persia Jessica White with her anonymous partner. She has Irish-American and Bahamian ancestry maternally. According to her birthdate, she is currently 26 years old and her zodiac sign is Libra.

Unfortunately, her maternal grandfather’s body halted after a car accident, so he moved to Miami to seek better medical care. Her mother also joined the Miami Coconut Grove Children’s Theatre after that. Mecca’s mother had studied dance, acting, singing, and painting as a teen. She was signed with the Ford Agency and got her Screen Actors Guild card after completing high school. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Her other television credits include Angel, NYPD Blue, Brooklyn South, The Steve Harvey, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not to forget that she was also a regular cast member on Breaker High with co-star Ryan Gosling.

Additionally, Mecca White is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School Class of 2016. She also studied acting at The Groundlings, Sanford Meisner Center, New York Film Academy, and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She also studied directing after returning to The Los Angeles Film School. Let’s talk in detail about her education under the next subheading.

Mecca’s educational qualification

White joined New York Film Academy under one year program to study commercial workshops, acting for film, screenwriting, voice and movement, stage combat, and audition technique in 2013.

Later, she also enrolled in Los Angeles where she studied Digital Literacy, Film and Society, English Composition, Screenwriting, and Film Theory. Furthermore, she also holds knowledge in Production, Cinematography, Independent Film, Production Design, Sound, Art, Culture, Aesthetics, and Mathematics.

As mentioned earlier, her father’s identity hasn’t been revealed yet but there are some rumors surrounding the identity of her father. Let’s look into the rumors under the next subheading.

Rumors about Mecca’s father

It is revealed that Mecca’s mother Persia had raised her daughter all on her own and she hasn’t revealed any information regarding her daughter’s biological father’s identity to the public. However, there were rumors claiming rapper/singer Saul Williams to be Mecca’s father.

Well, that’s because he is Persia’s ex-husband and the two were in a relationship for a total of six years starting in 2003 and ending in the year 2009.  Unfortunately, the rumors haven’t been confirmed by anybody regarding this particular speculation. But, we can’t completely deny that the singer might be the biological father of Mecca.

Mecca’s conversion to veganism

Mecca White

You might be surprised to hear that Mecca is also a vegan just like her mother. She had revealed that she is also a vegan through a clear statement in one of her Insta stories. It is also speculated that her conversion to veganism most certainly could be the result of her mother’s adherence to a plant-based diet which has been so for nearly three decades.

Furthermore, Mecca’s mother is a human and animal rights advocate and environmentalist. She was even honored with 2005 Humanitarian of the Year by PETA. In addition to that, she is also a board member for the Sea Shepherd Conversation Society, Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, PETA, and Global Green.

The love story of Mecca’s mother and step-father

Persia met Joseph Morgan on the set of The Vampire Diaries season three in 2011. In the series, Joseph portrayed the character of one of the original vampires, Klaus, while Persia portrayed the character of a witch and mom of the main characters, Abby.

Later, Joseph directed and produced a short film Revelation in 2013. Persia would also have a role in the short. However, the duo decided to op[en up more about their romance starting in 2014. Joseph took the initiative and he proposed to White’s mother the same year. As you might have already guessed, she accepted the proposal and the rest is history.

The couple decided to walk down the aisle in a beach ceremony in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on the 5th of July 2014. The couple also revealed the reason behind the venue near the ocean was that both of them grew up by the sea.

Does Mecca have a good relationship with her stepfather?

You must have wondered about the relationship between Meccan and her step-father. So, we will explain in detail their relationship in this section. To put it simply, the daughter of Persia White has found a great father figure in Joseph Morgan.

It seems that the two have developed a great bond since the time MOrgan entered Mecca and her mother’s life. Likewise, he has helped her step-daughter to learn and get inspired by the world of art. Additionally, he has even adopted her and has given her his name which Mecca has used as her middle moniker.

By looking at White’s Instagram page, we can clearly see that the trio is as close as a real family could get. Moreover, he hasn’t missed hanging out with the mother-daughter duo on any occasions such as dancing at the Thanksgiving dinner, spending Saturdays on the beach, or wandering in the winter wonderland.

In addition, Mecca called her step-father “the coolest dad on the island” while wishing him his birthday on her Instagram on 16th May 2021.

Mecca White’s professional career

Morgan has already written, directed, and starred in the comedic TV pilot Juice Truck as Alex in June 2016. It is an original comedy that follows the story of two socially awkward girls working in a juice truck in Santa Monica, California. In the comedy, her mother Persia portrays the role of one of the characters as PAT. What’s more interesting is that Mecca used to sell juice in real life and Juice Truck was also her thesis project.

In September 2018, she also talked about her short film during that year’s Westfield International Film Festival. She also revealed that the sitcom “Broad City” was a big inspiration for it.

Morgan gained valuable experience while working on Juice Truck. She said that working with the students didn’t make things any easier as some of them would “just leave set,” including the ones in charge of the props. Thus, she would feel like a madwoman. But, she filled the ap nonetheless with the realization that she was a director.

It is also revealed that the company behind the production was none other than the company run by Mecca White’s stepfather Joseph Morgan, Night Owl Production. Additionally, Persia’s daughter has also featured and worked on the short film Carousel which is directed by her step-father Joseph Morgan.

The California-born filmmaker has also co-starred as Savannah in the UPN/CW sitcom, Girlfriends. Besides, she also has credits in the short film, 818. The young filmmaker has also worked in theatre. Here’s the last of her theatre works.

  • Twelfth Night as Maria
  •  Cyrano de Bergerac as Mary
  • Phantom Tollbooth  as Princess Reason
  • Little Shop of Horrors as Crystal
  • Footloose as Ethel McCormack

Mecca’s inspiration for filmmaking

The young filmmaker attributes her foundation in the arts to her mother Persian White and stepfather Joseph Morgan. She has said that both of her parents have helped her to get immersed in the world of art and film.

Furthermore, she also revealed that her mother was the reason that inspired her to pursue a career in the film industry. She also explained that she’d join her mother on sets while growing up and she also got to learn that it was the “most fun job in the world.”

She also expressed that she had just wanted to act initially, but over the course, she developed an interest in wanting to create her own content as well and thus expand her horizons.

How much does Mecca earn? Her presence on social media

The 26-year-old has just started to earn a name for herself in Hollywood so her net worth is quite difficult to estimate. However, we can say that she is living quite a lavish and comfortable life in terms of living on her own if we look at her Instagram.

She has a good amount of presence on social media as she has got many followers on her Instagram account. Morgan has become an Ig influencer who promotes and advocates for several beauty products. In addition to that, she is also on a virtual platform for people to hire actors, athletes, artists, and celebrities of all types to create personalized video messages for any occasion called Cameo.

Some of the brands that she promotes through social media are Dr. Dart+, Cera Ve, Cozy Earth, Glossier, Cove USA, and many more. She has got almost 60k followers on her Instagram account. Additionally, she also has a private Instagram under the username @meccawhitetv where she has got few followers.

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