아자 나오미 킹 - Aja Naomi King
아자 나오미 킹
2014 년 12 월 킹
|태어난|| 1985 년 1 월 11 일 |
|교육|| University of California, Santa Barbara ( BFA ) |
Yale University ( MFA )
|활동 기간||2010– 현재|
2014 년에 King은 ABC 법률 드라마 시리즈 How to Get Away with Murder 에서 Michaela Pratt로 주연을 시작했으며 , 이로 인해 2015 년 드라마 시리즈 후보로 NAACP 이미지 상을 수상했습니다 . 그녀는 또한 영화 Four에 출연했습니다. (2012) 및 Reversion (2015). 2016 년에 그녀는 역사 영화 The Birth of a Nation (2016) 에서 Cherry Turner 를 연기 했으며 다음 해에는 코미디 드라마 The Upside (2017)에 출연했습니다 .
King은 로스 앤젤레스 에서 태어나 캘리포니아 월넛 에서 자랐습니다 .  그녀는 수신 미술 학사 (Bachelor of Fine Arts)를 으로부터 연기에 캘리포니아 산타 바바라 대학 및 미술 석사 에서 예일 대학 2010 년 드라마의 학교   에서 예일 대학, 왕이 수행 A Midsummer Night 's Dream , Little Shop of Horrors , Angels in America : A Gay Fantasia on National Themes를 포함하여 다수의 작품 에 출연했습니다 . 
2010 ~ 2013
King은 경력 초기에 여러 단편 영화에 출연했습니다. 그녀는 2010 년 CBS 경찰 절차 Blue Bloods 의 게스트 스타로 TV 데뷔를했으며 나중에 Person of Interest , The Blacklist , Deadbeat 에 출연했습니다 . 그녀는 2011 년 독립 영화 Damsels in Distress 에서 마이너 캐릭터로 장편 데뷔를했습니다 . 그녀의 큰 휴식은 2012 년 CW 의료 코미디 드라마 시리즈 Emily Owens에서 새로운 외과 인턴 Cassandra Kopelson과 시리즈의 주요 길항 자로 캐스팅되었을 때 발생했습니다 . 이 시리즈는 2013 년 한 시즌 후에 취소되었습니다. 그녀는 나중에 Amazon Studios 코미디 파일럿에 출연했습니다.양파 선물 : 뉴스 . 
2013 년 King은 두 편의 독립 영화에 공동 출연했습니다. 그녀는 2013 년 9 월 13 일 개봉 한 독립 드라마 Four 에서 Wendell Pierce 의 딸인 Abigayle을 연기했습니다 .  그녀는 캐스트 메이트와 함께 로스 앤젤레스 영화제 최우수 연기 상을 수상했습니다. 이 영화에서.  그녀는 또한 영화 36 Saints 에서 Laverne Cox 와 Britne Oldford 와 함께 출연했습니다 .  2014 년, 그녀는 휴 그랜트 와 마리사 토메이 가 출연 한 로맨틱 코미디 The Rewrite 에서 조연을 맡았습니다.. 이 영화는 2013 년에 촬영되었지만 2015 년 미국에서 개봉되었습니다. 
2014– 현재 : 돌파구
In early 2014, King had a recurring role as Ali Henslee in the ABC medical drama series Black Box, starring Kelly Reilly. The series was cancelled after a single season. In February 2014, she was cast as one of the lead characters in the ABC legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes. The series stars Viola Davis as a law professor Annalise Keating. King plays the role of Michaela Pratt, one of the five lead students, alongside Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Matt McGorry, and Karla Souza. The series premiered on September 25, 2014 with generally positive reviews from critics, and 14 million viewers. King received her first NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance in series.
In 2015, King had her first the leading role in the science-fiction thriller Reversion. The film had limited theatrical release on October 9, 2015. Also in 2015, she was cast as the female lead in the historical drama film The Birth of a Nation, based on the story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. The film also stars Nate Parker, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, and Armie Hammer. She played Nat Turner's wife, Cherry. The film premiered in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2016, and received positive reviews from critics. King's performance was also well received. Variety placed her in their list of one of the "Biggest Breakthrough Performances" at Sundance, writing that "King transforms herself from contemporary glamour girl to 19th-century slave in Nate Parker's festival smash. A harrowing scene late in the film opposite Parker as Nat Turner reveals a depth and range King has never been asked to deliver in her small screen work, and a potential new star is born." King has also been shortlisted as a possible contender for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress but did not receive a nomination. She received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nomination for her role. She received the "Rising Star Award" at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event in February 2017.
In 2017, King appeared opposite Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman in The Upside, a remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables. Later that year, she was cast in the leading role of Somali activist Ifrah Ahmed in the biopic A Girl from Mogadishu. In 2020, she appeared in the drama film Sylvie's Love, opposite Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. King later played a female leading role in the historical drama film The 24th about Houston riot of 1917 directed by Kevin Willmott. King will next star opposite Michael Shannon in Shriver.
King was the face of skincare line Olay's fall 2015 advertising campaign. She became a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris in 2017. King has graced the covers of numerous magazines, including Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Nylon, Glamour, Essence, Entertainment Weekly and Shape.
|2008||Gloria Mundi||Dancer||Short film|
|2010||A Basketball Jones||Sara Walker||Short film|
|2011||Damsels in Distress||Positive Polly|
|2012||Love Synchs||Selene||Short film|
|Four||Abigayle||Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble|
|2014||The Rewrite||Rosa Tejeda|
|2016||The Birth of a Nation||Cherry Turner||Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture |
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female
|2019||A Girl from Mogadishu||Ifrah Ahmed|
|2010||Blue Bloods||Denise||Episode: "Samaritan"|
|2012||Person of Interest||Lisa||Episode: "Wolf and Cub"|
|2012–13||Emily Owens, M.D.||Cassandra Kopelson||Main Cast; 13 episodes|
|2013||The Blacklist||Elysa Ruben||Episode: "Frederick Barnes"|
|2014||Deadbeat||N'Cole||Episode: "Out-Of-Body Issues"|
|Black Box||Ali Henslee||8 episodes|
|2014–2020||How to Get Away with Murder||Michaela Pratt||Main Cast; 90 episodes |
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
|2015||BoJack Horseman||BoJack's date (voice)||Episode: "Yesterdayland"|
|2018||Scandal||Michaela Pratt||Episode: "Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself"|
|2019||A Black Lady Sketch Show||Recluse||Episode:"Your Boss Knows You Don't Have Eyebrows"|
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…actor Aja Naomi King in 1985 (age 35)
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