Born on January 11th, 1985 Aja Naomi King is an American actress who got famous with the TV series, “How to Get Away with the Murder” and starred in the character Michaela Pratt. Aja Naomi is from LA, California and completed Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of California,
Santa Barbara, and Masters from Yale University in 2010. While her presence at Yale, Aja Naomi King participated in the production department for the plays such as “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Little Shop of Horrors” etc. In the three years of time span,
Naomi starred in many short films and guest appearances on the series, “Blue Blood,” “The Blacklist” and, “Deadbeat.” In 2011, King made her first debut film “
Damsels in Distress”. For another movie, “
Four” she won the Best Performance of the Cast at Los Angeles Film Festival. Aja Naomi’s father always supported her to find her passion and work on it.
She always wanted to become a doctor since her high school. But slowly Naomi King realized that she loved Arts and it is the career she wants to work on forever. Though she was terrified how secured her career could be, but risked everything and followed her dreams. In 2014, she got a breakthrough when Naomi King became one of the lead cast members of the popular TV show; “How to Get Away with the Murder” directed by “Greys Anotomy” creator
Shonda Rhimes. This show first aired in 2014 with fourteen million viewers and still continuing with her recurring presence. In 2015, Aja Naomi King had her first single leading role in the movie “Reversion” which is a science fiction thriller. Later she appeared in the picture “The Birth of a Nation” which premiered SunDance Film Festival in 2016. This film had received so many good reviews and Naomi been recognized as a talented actor.
Though Aja Naomi King did not nominate for the Academy Awards, she got shortlisted for the Award for the Best Supporting Actress. Her latest film is going to be released in 2017 which is a remake of the French picture “
The Intouchables” starring
Kevin Hart and
Nicole Kidman in other leading roles. Aja Naomi King till the date acted in ten movies and many short films.
Her character in the movie “The Birth of the Nation” nominated to the Female Outstanding Breakthrough Performance for the “Black Reel Award” and also for Best Supporting Actress for NAACP Image award. Naomi’s favorite color is blue and loves to spend time in Spain and Amsterdam.