Aja Naomi King
January 11, 1985
36 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
36-25-35 in | 94-63.5-89 cm
54 kg | 119 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Aja Naomi King was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on January 11, 1985, is an American actress.
Young Aja Naomi King first started performing during her years at Yale University’s School of Drama, in school theater productions.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film Damsels in Distress (2011) in role as Positive Polly.
She got her television debut in CBS police procedural drama series Blue Bloods (2010) in episode "Samaritan", in role as Denise.
Her breakthrough performance came as Cassandra Kopelson in The CW medical drama television series Emily Owens, M.D. (2012-2013).
She won the Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble for her role as Abigayle in drama film Four(2013).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture also for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female for her role as Cherry Turner in drama movie The Birth of a Nation (2016).
36 Saints (2013) thriller opposite Franky G, Jeffrey De Serrano and Donna McKechnie
The Rewrite (2014) romantic comedy with Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei and Allison Janney
Reversion (2015) science fiction thriller opposite Colm Feore, Amanda Plummer and Lela Rochon
The Upside (2017) comedy drama with Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman
A Girl from Mogadishu (2019) drama opposite Barkhad Abdi and Martha Canga Antonio
Sylvie's Love (2020) drama with Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha and Ryan Michelle Bathe
The 24th (2020) historical drama opposite Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin and Mo McRae
She played Cassandra Kopelson in The CW medical drama television series Emily Owens, M.D. (2012-2013) in 13 episodes.
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Michaela Pratt in ABC legal thriller television series How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2020).
Black Box (2014) ABC psychological medical drama series in role as Ali Henslee
Blackout (2021) drama series in role as Wren Foster / Wren
Graduated from University of California, with Bachlor of Arts in Fine Arts degree.
Graduated from the Yale University’s School of Drama (2010), with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
She won the Rising Star Award, at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event in 2017.
Became a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris in 2017.
Became a face of skincare line Olay's fall in 2015.
She dated English actor Alfred Enoch (2015) and American actor Jack Falahee (2016).
She has one son, Kian, with her partner Dan King.