Aja Naomi King is an American actress, she began her career in guest-starring roles on television.
Behind the sweet smile and doe eyes, there is the force of a woman – an artist, who is destined to leave her mark. Aja Naomi King‘s energy, too, is infectious, says Colman Domingo, her costar in The Birth of a Nation, who initially met the rising talent when she was a Yale School of Drama grad student. “Aja is full of energy, light and charisma,” she says. “As an actor, she is so generous. She makes the detail in her acting look easy.”
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Perhaps it’s that skill and her training that could explain how the 32-year-old is able to hold her own (alongside Viola Davis, no less) in How to get Away With Murder. But it was her measured performance in The Birth of a Nation as Cherry Turner – a woman whose survival depends on her ability to balance fear, love and loss – that was career0shifting. According to Essence magazine, King’s future looks bright, if not golden.