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      Aja Naomi King

      Aja Naomi King

      Highest Rated: 93% Sylvie's Love (2020)

      Lowest Rated: 38% Reversion (2015)

      Birthday: Jan 11, 1985

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Aja Naomi King was born in Los Angeles in 1985. Her mother recognized talent in her daughter's living room song and dance moves, and took the young girl to some auditions in their hometown. Hobbled by stage fright, the early auditions didn't pan out, but King persevered and received a BFA in acting at the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MFA from Yale University's School of Drama. After a couple of short films, her first professional onscreen appearance came in 2010, when she was cast in an episode of the Tom Selleck police drama "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ). Her first major role was as a regular on the CW medical drama "Emily Owens, M.D." (The CW, 2012-2013). The show lasted for only one season. In 2012, she played in the ensemble independent feature "Four," which won the award for Best Performance at the Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2014, King appeared in a recurring role, as intern Ali Henslee, on "Black Box" (ABC, 2014). Although that show was also cancelled after one season, King again quickly landed a role on another premiering ABC show, "How to Get Away With Murder" (ABC, 2014-). Created by superstar producer Shonda Rhimes, and starring Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis, the show was a quick success and provided King with the most exposure to that point in her career. King's starring role in Nate Parker's slave rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation" (2016) garnered some of the film's idest acclaim.

      Highest rated movies

      Sylvie's Love poster Sylvie's Love A Girl From Mogadishu poster
      A Girl From Mogadishu
      Boxing Day poster
      Boxing Day
      The 24th poster The 24th Damsels in Distress poster
      Damsels in Distress
      The Birth of a Nation poster The Birth of a Nation The Rewrite poster
      The Rewrite
      The Upside poster The Upside

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little White Lie Unknown (Character) - 2023
      82% 87% Boxing Day Lisa (Character) - 2021
      93% 75% Sylvie's Love Mona (Character) - 2020
      79% 85% The 24th Marie (Character) - 2020
      89% 80% A Girl From Mogadishu Ifrah Ahmed (Character) - 2019
      43% 81% The Upside Latrice (Character) $108.2M 2017
      73% 71% The Birth of a Nation Cherry (Character) $15.8M 2016
      38% No Score Yet Reversion Sophie Clé (Character) - 2015
      66% 42% The Rewrite Rosa (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 16% 36 Saints Joan (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Abigayle (Character) - 2012
      75% 39% Damsels in Distress Positive Polly (Character) $1.0M 2011

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 55% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
      89% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Michaela Pratt (Character) 2014-2020
      93% 72% Scandal Michaela Pratt (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 50% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015
      26% 60% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      33% 71% Emily Owens, M.D. Cassandra (Character) 2012-2013
      92% 77% Person of Interest Lisa (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 81% Blue Bloods Denise (Guest Star) 2010