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Zazie Beetz      

Emmy Award-Nominated Actress; Known for "Atlanta"

Zazie Olivia Beetz is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Vanessa "Van" Keefer on the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta, for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy. Beetz has starred as Dana in the disaster film Geostorm and as the Marvel Comics character Domino in the superhero film Deadpool 2.

Beetz was born at the Charité in Berlin-Mitte. Her father is a cabinet maker and her mother is a social worker from New York. Beetz attended kindergarten and elementary school in Berlin, but she was raised in uptown Manhattan as well, speaking both German and English with her family at home.

She became interested in acting while in grade school and performed in community theaters and on local stages. One of her first student jobs was at Alexa Einkaufszentrum working in its H&M store. She received training from Muscota New School, the Harlem School of the Arts and LaGuardia Arts High school. She attended Skidmore College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in French. She spent a year living in Paris and felt "very enamoured with it in a romantic way".

Zazie is set to star as Sophie Dumond in the 2019 film Joker, alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro.


Zazie Beetz on 'Atlanta,' Her Emmy Nomination and Impostor ...

Zazie Beetz has had quite the year. The burgeoning actor returned for Season 2 of FX's critically acclaimed dramedy “Atlanta,” unpacking more layers of her ...

Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel Step Into “The Twilight Zone” | Deadline

Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel will appear in an early episode of The Twilight Zone, the high-profile revival by CBS All-Access that will get underway on April 1st ...

Zazie Beetz's Domino Is the Best Thing About Deadpool 2 | Vanity Fair

In the original comics, Domino is icy white, with a black spot over her eye—but in this 2018 iteration, she's biracial and played by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, who ...

First look at Zazie Beetz in the 'Joker' movie - Business Insider

Director Todd Phillips revealed the first official photo of "Atlanta" and "Deadpool 2 " star Zazie Beetz in his "Joker" movie on Instagram on Sunday.

For Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz, Straightening Her Natural Hair Is Not an Option

Two and a half years ago, while Donald Glover was at a friend’s house watching audition tapes for the character Van—the actor and director’s on-again, off-again love interest—in FX’s Atlanta, his friend’s girlfriend walked by the television and stopped, transfixed. It wasn’t the first time Glover had witnessed a visceral reaction to Zazie Beetz, who is nominated tonight for an Emmy for the role. She has, he says, “an amazing ability to lure people to her with a natural honesty.”

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