Nicole Beharie

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Nicole Beharie
Born (1985-01-03) January 3, 1985 (age 27)[1]
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.[1]
EducationJuilliard School (2007)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Website
Nicole Beharie on Myspace
 
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Nicole Beharie
Born (1985-01-03) January 3, 1985 (age 27)[1]
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.[1]
EducationJuilliard School (2007)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Website
Nicole Beharie on Myspace

Nicole Beharie (born January 3, 1985)[1] is an American actress.

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Early life and education

Beharie was born in West Palm Beach, Florida.[1] She attended Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and is 2003 graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities,[2] a public residential high school in Greenville. Beharie was then accepted into the Juilliard School performing arts conservatory[3] (Drama Division Group 36: 2003–2007).[4] She was awarded a Shakespeare scholarship and trained in England.[citation needed]

Career

She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet,[5] where she played the leading role. Also in the same year she played Sarah Ward in the American sports film, The Express opposite actor Rob Brown. In the Lifetime movie, Sins of the Mother (2010)[6] Beharie portrayed Shay Hunter, a struggling university student who goes on a journey to find her estranged mother Nona played by Jill Scott.

In 2011, she played a singer-songwriter opposite German actor Ken Duken in the romantic comedy My Last Day Without You. In the Russell Leigh Sharman film adaptation of his play Small of Her Back, Beharie played Piper, a troubled young woman who never leaves her apartment.[7][8] Beharie played Marianne in the Steve McQueen film Shame,[9] about a 30-something sex addict played by Michael Fassbender, his myriad sexual escapades, and what happens when his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him. Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe praised her performance, calling her "a marvel of natural transparency".[10]

Personal Life

In the June 2012 issue of GQ magazine, Beharie's Shame co-star Michael Fassbender stated that he and Beharie were dating. He stated that they began dating during the promotion of the movie Shame not during the film's completion. [11]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008American Violet Dee Roberts Film Debut
The Express Sarah Ward
2010Sins of the Mother LaShay Glory "Shay" Hunter TV Movie
2011My Last Day Without You Leticia Johnson
2011Shame Marianne
2011Small of Her Back Piper
2012The Last Fall Faith Davis Post-production
2012Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Beth Hutchins
201342 Rachel Isum Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Three Rivers Helen Reed TV Series Debut
Episode: "Win-loss"
2011 The Good Wife Imani Stonehouse Episode: "Feeding the Rat" and Episode: "Marthas and Caitlins"
2012 Law and Order: SVU Tracy Harrison Episode: "Child's Welfare"

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2010-2011A Free Man of Color (Broadway) Margery Jolicoeur

Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Result Film/Show
2009 African-American Film Critics Best Actress Won American Violet
Women's Film Critics Circle Best Actress Nominated
2010 Black Reel Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Best Ensemble Nominated
2012 Black Reel Awards Best Song Nominated My Last Day Without You

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