Nicole Beharie

Classically trained by way of Shakespeare and the Julliard School, Nicole Beharie broke new ground as one of the first African-American actresses to appear in a starring role on prime time network TV show in almost ... Read more »
Born: 01/02/1985 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Sleepy Hollow 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

42 2013 (Movie)

Rachel Robinson (Actor)

My Last Day Without You 2013 (Movie)

Leticia (Actor)

The Keeping Room 2013 (Movie)

Mad (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 (Movie)

Beth Hutchins (Actor)

Shame 2011 (Movie)

Marianne (Actor)

Small of Her Back 2011 (Movie)

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The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Fall 2011 (Movie)

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American Violet 2009 (Movie)

Dee Roberts (Actor)

Sins of the Mother (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Classically trained by way of Shakespeare and the Julliard School, Nicole Beharie broke new ground as one of the first African-American actresses to appear in a starring role on prime time network TV show in almost forty years. Before landing the role of Lt. Abbie Mills on the TV show "Sleepy Hollow" (Fox, 2013-), however, Beharie had small roles in a number of TV shows and movies including "Shame" (2011) alongside Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. But it was her casting in "Sleepy Hollow" along with her performance as the wife of Jackie Robinson in the film about his life, "42" (2013), that truly marked Beharie as an actress to watch.

Relationships

Michael Fassbender Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Shame" (2011)

EDUCATION

Juilliard School

2003 - 2007

Balliol College, Oxford University

Studied Shakespeare

Milestones

2013

Starred in "42."

2013

Cast on Fox's "Sleepy Hollow."

2011

Appeared in "Shame" with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.

2008

First feature film role in "American Violet"

Bonus Trivia

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Did cabaret for fun with a jazz band while at Juilliard.

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Once described herself as a "huge sci-fi nerd."

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On her role in Sleepy Hollow: "I’m 5’1’’ and an African American woman. I just didn’t think anyone would hire me to play the cop." - from Essence, Sept. 30, 2013.

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