Ilfenesh Hadera

Ilfenesh Hadera

Highest Rated: 17% Baywatch (2017)

Lowest Rated: 17% Baywatch (2017)

Birthday: Dec 1, 1985

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Born and raised in New York City, Ilfenesh Hadera graduated from the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, which was the basis for the film "Fame" (1980), and the subsequent TV series. Hadera also studied acting at the Harlem School of Arts before making the jump to the screen. One of her first credits was a small role in "Da Brick" (2011), a pilot directed by Spike Lee. Although the show didn't go to series, it was the first of many collaborations between Hadera and Lee, another being Lee's remake "Oldboy" (2013). Hadera was a series regular on the highly praised limited series "Show Me a Hero" (HBO, 2015) created by David Simon before again collaborating with Lee on the film "Chi-raq" (2015) then landing a recurring role on "Billions" (Showtime, 2016-). In 2017, Hadera again appeared in a Spike Lee joint, this time in a supporting role on the TV series adaptation of his film "She's Gotta Have It" (Netflix, 2017-). It was announced that she would be the series lead on "Deception" (ABC, 2018-), playing an FBI agent who teams up with an illusionist to solve crime.

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17% 66% Baywatch Stephanie Holden (Character) $58.0M 2017


No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Angela Reddick (Guest Star) 2021
92% 86% Godfather of Harlem Mayme Johnson (Character) 2019 2021
78% 57% She's Gotta Have It Opal Gilstrap (Character) 2017 2019
64% 92% Deception Kay Daniels (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
20% 79% Conviction Naomi Golden (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 87% Chicago Fire Serena (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet EPIX FREE: By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem HD Mayme Johnson (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Godfather of Harlem Mayme Johnson (Character)