The Spiders singer Chuck Carbo left not only a music legacy but also a creative talent that his granddaughter aims to keep alive
Rolexis Delaney Schinsing is an actor, model, makeup artist, and content creator born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming from a lineage of performers, entertainment runs through her veins. As the granddaughter of the legendary Hayward Carbo, aka “Chuck,” lead singer for The Spiders and hit recording artist who was signed with Imperial Records and Atlantic Records, she was bitten by the entertainment bug early in life.
The Spiders origin story was birthed from the singing talent of four Carbo brothers from New Orleans. Originally part of a gospel group, their path led a shift not only in name but in music style from gospel to R&B; from there, The Spiders group was born. They began touring the country churning out a string of hit songs produced by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Bartholomew such as “Witchcraft,” which reached #5 on the R&B charts and was later covered by Elvis Presley.
With the beat of the family song of stardom thumping in her soul, Rolexis first stepped into her own spotlight at only five years of age tap dancing for crowds in the New Orleans French Quarter. In her teenage years, she transitioned to the stage and was cast in lead roles that not only gave her valuable experience but also a source of pride knowing that she was pursuing her passion and bringing joy to those around her through her gifts. Rolexis built upon her natural skillset and went on to pursue formal training. She attended the University of Arkansas where she studied psychology, and performing arts, and enrolled in acting workshops taught by industry veterans to further hone her craft.
Rolexis’ talent led to booking principal roles in regional and national commercials, print ads, and selection as a McDonald’s Essence Fest brand ambassador. She was cast on Season 2 of BYUtv’s award-winning show “Relative Race,” on OWN series “Queen Sugar” executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, in a recurring role on the HBO series “Treme,” among her many credits. She is thrilled to have a thriving career in the industry she loves and a supportive husband and family by her side. She gives back to the community through speaking engagements encouraging others to reach for their dreams. Rolexis lives by the motto: “God first; everything else second.” To follow her journey, connect on Facebook and Instagram via @iamrolexis.