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Aja Naomi King        

Actress Who Stars in the ABC Legal Drama Series, "How to Get Away with Murder" and "The Birth of a Nation"

Aja Naomi King appeared in several short films early in her career. She made her television debut in 2010 with guest-starring role in the CBS procedural "Blue Bloods," and she later appeared on "Person of Interest," "The Blacklist" and "Deadbeat." She made her feature film debut in the 2011 independent film "Damsels in Distress" opposite Greta Gerwig. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson and the series primary antagonist, on the CW medical comedy-drama series, "Emily Owens, M.D." The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. She later starred in the Amazon Studios comedy pilot "The Onion Presents: The News."

In 2013, King co-starred in two independent films. She played Wendell Pierce's character daughter Abigayle in the independent drama "Four," released on September 13, 2013. Along with her castmates, she won a Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Performance by Cast for her role in this movie. She also appeared alongside Laverne Cox, Britne Oldford and Franky G in the "36 Saints." In 2014 she had supporting role in the romantic comedy, "The Rewrite," starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei.

In 2014, King had a recurring role of Ali Henslee in the ABC medical drama series, "Black Box" starring Kelly Reilly as title character. The series was canceled after single season. On 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. King plays the role of Michaela Pratt, one of the five lead students, alongside Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Matt McGorry and Karla Souza.

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Aja Naomi King on 'How to Get Away With Murder' - NYTimes.com

But Aja Naomi King, who plays Pratt, might have been talking about Viola Davis, the Oscar-nominated powerhouse breathing life into Keating, one of the ...

Aja Naomi King Cast In ABC Pilot 'Murder'; Arden Myrin in NBC's ...

king Aja Naomi King has been cast in ABC/ABC Studios' drama pilot, How To Get Away With Murder, written by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes ...

Aja Naomi King Joins Armie Hammer in Nat Turner Movie | Variety

How to Get Away With Murder” star Aja Naomi King will star opposite Armie Hammer in historical drama “The Birth of a Nation,” based on the story of the 1831 ...

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