Emayatzy Corinealdi, Roots Miniseries Star: What’s In My Bag?

Emayatzy Corinealdi
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Emayatzy Corinealdi is thoughtful — and forgetful. The Kentucky-born actress has a “beat-up American Express gift card” in her leather Patricia Nash backpack. “I mailed my nephew a card that said enjoy your gift,” says the star of History Channel’s new miniseries Roots, which premieres Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m. “But I forgot to put it in!” The married, former military brat spills her frequently cleaned rucksack.


A Whittle Reminder

“I have a key chain with my name carved out of wood that my dad made for me when I was maybe 14. It also has a little angel from my mom!”

Hold the Pepper

“My favorite snack is jalapeño Kettle chips, but I can’t indulge in those daily. So I carry my second-favorite snack: 100-Calorie Packs of almonds.”


Emayatzy Corinealdi's bag
Michael Pirrocco

Look Right

“I’ve committed to giving these Ted Baker shades to my mother-in-law. I let her wear them one day and she fell in love!”

Back to the Fuchsia

“L’Oréal Le Matte lip-stick in Matte-r of Fact is so bright; it’s the perfect shade of pink. It came in a gift bag, and I bought it twice since then.”


Soft Serve

“Sometimes I forget to take my vitamins in the morning, so I carry chewables because I hate taking pills. I have such a hard time swallowing them.”


Also in Corinealdi’s bag? A light pink Ted Baker wallet with a crystal snap, a Burke Williams membership card, a forgotten Apple iTunes gift card, her health insurance cards, Ralph’s card, rose gold iPhone 6s, e.l.f. Lip Kiss balm in Bare Kiss, Milani Mauve Fetish Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss, Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper hand cream, hair ties, bobby pins, a mid-sized red leather journal, assorted pens and pencils, Bath & Body Works grapefruit scented hand sanitizer, a mini sewing kit, and L’Oreal True Match foundation.


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