Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Brew beauty, Brew Tube | Posted on 03-12-2013
You may recognize actress Nicole Beharie (@NikkiBeharie) from the Jackie Robinson Biopic “42″ or the gritty sex addiction indie, “Shame” or perhaps opposite
Idris Elba Alfre Woodard in American Violet.
Currently, the 28 year old actress stars on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” an entirely WTF- premised, yet completely engaging, modern re-tread on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, where she plays a smart,capable, kick-butt and gorgeous cop with supernatural ties.
“There’s a kind of look that happens when you’re doing action, horror and sci-fi. I would have to be a really leggy, lean, buxom blond to be doing that, you know?” she says, laughing. “I was, like, wow — I never really imagined that for myself, so I’m stoked!” -Source
We’re stoked, too, Nicole! For girls of color that are into fantasy and sci-fi, seeing someone who looks like “US”, kicking “A” with intelligence and a bit of snark, on a weekly basis is truly a breath of fresh air!
A 2007 Julliard graduate, the South Carolina raised Beharie is a star on the rise and easy on the eyes. (Check out my fresh rhymes!)
(Side note: The diversity of the supporting cast is seriously impressive!
Solange Knowles Orlando Jones, Harold John Cho, Toni Childs Jill Marie Jones, Amandla Stenberg and Lyndie Greenwood. I mean Ichabod Crane, himself, is the minority in this crew. And it’s not even a Shonda Rhimes/Harpo/Tyler Perry show! See, Hollywood? You can do it!)
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