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
A Girl From Mogadishu
The 24th
Damsels in Distress
The Birth of a Nation
The Rewrite
The Upside
Reversion

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 76% Sylvie's Love Mona (Character) - 2020
79% 83% The 24th Marie (Character) - 2020
89% No Score Yet A Girl From Mogadishu Ifrah Ahmed (Character) - 2019
43% 82% The Upside Latrice (Character) $108.2M 2019
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 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Michaela Pratt (Character) 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pop Life Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2019
93% 73% Scandal Michaela Pratt (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talent Theatre Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet 41% 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 8% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2014
26% 60% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
33% 71% Emily Owens, M.D. Cassandra (Character) 2012-2013
92% 76% Person of Interest Lisa (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Denise (Guest Star) 2010