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      Aja Naomi King

      Aja Naomi King

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

      Lowest Rated: 34% A Little White Lie (2023)

      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
      Boxing Day
      The 24th
      Damsels in Distress
      The Birth of a Nation
      The Rewrite
      The Upside

      Photos

      Aja Naomi King Aja Naomi King at arrivals for The Academy's 8th Annual Governors Awards 2016 - Part 2, The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA November 12, 2016. Photo By: David Longendyke/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals 2, The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, Los Angeles, CA January 27, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for THE BIRTH OF A NATION Premiere, ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for THE BIRTH OF A NATION Premiere, ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Season 3 Premiere, Pacific Theatres at the Grove, Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for THE BIRTH OF A NATION Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2016, The Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, Park City, UT January 25, 2016. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for PALEYLIVE NY: An Evening with the Cast of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, The Paley Center for Media, New York, NY November 12, 2015. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection Aja Naomi King at arrivals for Entertainment Weekly and People Upfronts Party - Part 2, The High Line Hotel, New York, NY May 11, 2015. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection How To Get Away With Murder, Alfie Enoch (L), Aja Naomi King (R), 'There's My Baby', Season 2, Ep. #14, 03/10/2016, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Jack Falahee (L), Aja Naomi King (C), Kendrick Sampson (R), 'What Did We Do?', Season 2, Ep. #9, 11/19/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Aja Naomi King, 'Best Christmas Ever', Season 1, Ep. #11, 02/05/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Alfie Enoch, Aja Naomi King, 'Best Christmas Ever', Season 1, Ep. #11, 02/05/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Aja Naomi King, 'Best Christmas Ever', Season 1, Ep. #11, 02/05/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Aja Naomi King (L), Kendrick Sampson (R), 'Skanks Get Shanked', Season 2, Ep. #4, 10/15/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Liza Weil, 'It's All Her Fault', Season 1, Ep. #2, 10/02/2014, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Aja Naomi King (L), Karla Souza (R), 'Freakin' Whack-a-Mole', Season 1, Ep. #6, 10/30/2014, ©KSITE How To Get Away With Murder, Aja Naomi King, 'He Deserved to Die', Season 1, Ep. #7, 11/06/2014, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Liza Weil, 'It's All Her Fault', Season 1, Ep. #2, 10/02/2014, ©KSITE How To Get Away With Murder, Matt McGorry (L), Aja Naomi King (R), 'Mama's Here Now', Season 1, Ep. #13, 02/19/2015, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      34% No Score Yet A Little White Lie Unknown (Character) - 2023
      82% 88% Boxing Day Lisa (Character) - 2021
      93% 77% Sylvie's Love Mona (Character) - 2020
      79% 84% The 24th Marie (Character) - 2020
      89% 80% A Girl From Mogadishu Ifrah Ahmed (Character) - 2019
      43% 82% The Upside Latrice (Character) $108.2M 2017
      72% 71% The Birth of a Nation Cherry (Character) $15.8M 2016
      38% 20% 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
      76% 39% Damsels in Distress Positive Polly (Character) $1.0M 2011

      TV

      Credit
      86% 80% Lessons in Chemistry Harriet Sloane (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
      88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Michaela Pratt (Character) 2014-2020
      93% 72% Scandal Michaela Pratt (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
      26% 61% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      33% 69% Emily Owens, M.D. Cassandra (Character) 2012-2013
      92% 78% Person of Interest Lisa (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Denise (Guest Star) 2010