“Let dreams be your wings,” goes a very inspiring quote. No one expects much from a young, adopted black boy from a small town in Florida, but George Gerard Lott, better known as just George Lott, had no care for what others may think. He had a dream, and he worked hard to realize it.
“Dreams don’t work unless you do,” another saying goes, and this American singer, songwriter, and actor went from a small-town boy to a striking figure on the big screen. George Lott starred alongside Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, and Issa Rae in Little, by Universal Pictures. This 2019 fantasy comedy film follows the misadventures of an overbearing boss as she is transformed into a child version of herself.
George Lott was handpicked by Little director Tina Gordon. Even without an agent, his unique, eclectic style and hilarious personality stood out. Indeed, he did stand out, and the trailer alone is made even more memorable because of it. Another role he is widely recognized for is as Big in CW’s hit DC Comics-based TV show, Black Lightning, where George shows off his Bantu knots every time he appears.
The road to standing with significant stars on both the small and big screen had been challenging. With dreams being much greater than fears, George took a leap of faith and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2018 for better opportunities, armed with only $250 and a dream.
His hard work in breaking into the industry bore fruit, and he was featured in films such as The Hate U Give with Amandla Stenberg and Super Fly with Trevor Jackson in 2018. Another opportunity came in 2019, and he stood alongside one of today’s biggest celebrities, Samuel L. Jackson, in Shaft.
The year 2019 brought a new vision for George to pursue: writing, directing, and producing his own project, in which he also stars, entitled F-Boy Free. The romantic comedy follows the story of best friends Jada, Robbi, and Bria who seek revenge on the city’s biggest “F-Boys” after experiencing nasty breakups. The film will release in 2021, starring Greenleaf‘s Jennifer Sears, who can also be seen in the Coming 2 America sequel alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and Tracy Morgan.
Another project he is working on is an online course titled Branding Session MasterClass, with the mission of giving guidance for aspiring actors on how they can establish their presence in the entertainment industry by using social media as leverage to build their brand.
George Lott inspires people to create opportunities instead of waiting around for them, and in his endeavors, he hopes to become a symbol of hope for other big dreamers. Where one comes from is unimportant—what matters is the direction he is headed and the extent he is willing to go for his dreams.
Born and raised in Plant City, Florida, George Lott was adopted at birth and raised by George John Lott Sr. and Narvilla Lott. With his determination and grit to realize his dreams, he continues to bring pride to his family with his every endeavor. Keep updated with George Lott’s latest activities by following him on Twitter and Instagram.