Anna Diop

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Anna Diop
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Diop in 2016
Born (1988-02-06) February 6, 1988 (age 31)
Dakar, Senegal
Years active2006–present

Anna Diop (born February 6, 1988) is a Senegalese-American actress. She is most known her role as DC Comics superheroine Starfire on the DC Universe television series Titans. Prior to Titans, she also starred in the short-lived series The Messengers (2015) and 24: Legacy (2017). In 2019, she appeared in Jordan Peele's horror film Us.


Diop was born in Senegal, but moved to the United States at the age of six.[1] In 2006, she made her television debut, frequently appearing on Everybody Hates Chris. In the following years, she guest starred on Lincoln Heights, Whitney, and Touch. Diop had a role in the 2013 film The Moment.[2] In 2015, Diop starred as Rose Arvale in the short-lived supernatural drama series The Messengers.[3] Later that year, she appeared in the thriller series Quantico and was cast in a recurring role on the drama series Greenleaf.[4] In 2017, Diop was a series regular in the series 24: Legacy.[5][6] In the DC Universe superhero series Titans (2018–), Diop plays the alien superhero Kory Anders/Starfire.[7] In 2018, Diop was cast in the horror film Us directed by Jordan Peele.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2006-2008 Everybody Hates Chris Diedra Recurring role, 4 episodes
2007 Lincoln Heights Sharon Episode: "Suspicion"
2011 Second Date Roxy Layla Tase Short film
Whitney Waitress Episode: "First Date"
2012 Southland Girl Episode: "Wednesday"
2013 Touch Lila James Episode: "Perfect Storm"
The Moment Hawa Film
While Expecting Cassius Angela Short film
Mingle Jennie TV film
Double Negative Laila Short film
2015 The Messengers Rose Arvale Series regular, 13 Episodes
Quantico Mia Episodes: "Found" and "Over"
2016 Greenleaf Isabel Recurring role, 9 episodes
Message from the King Becca Film
2017 24: Legacy Nicole Carter Main role
The Keeping Hours Kate Film
2018–present Titans Koriand'r / Kory Anders / Starfire Main role
2019 Us Rayne Thomas
TBA Something About Her Anna


  1. ^ "Anna Diop Talks The Messengers". Essence. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "The Moment". 20 June 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ Tambay A. Obenson (4 August 2014). "Anna Diop & Craig Frank Will Be Among Angels of the Apoca - Shadow and Act". Shadow and Act. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ Erik Pedersen. "Barry Rothbart Collars 'Downward Dog' Gig; Anna Diop Joins OWN Drama Greenleaf". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "24: Legacy Casts Anna Diop As Series Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  6. ^ Tambay A. Obenson (17 February 2016). "Anna Diop Joins Corey Hawkins in 24 Reboot". Shadow and Act. Archived from the original on 18 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Titans: Anna Diop Cast As Starfire In Live-Action Series For DC Digital Service". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 19, 2018). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II And Anna Diop To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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