Aurora Perrineau

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Aurora Perrineau
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Aurora Robinson Perrineau

(1994-09-23) September 23, 1994 (age 24)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2011–present
Parent(s)Harold Perrineau

Aurora Robinson Perrineau (born September 23, 1994) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Shana Elmsford in Jem and the Holograms (2015), the live-action film adaptation of the 1980s animated television series Jem.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Perrineau was born to actor Harold Perrineau and model Brittany Perrineau on September 23, 1994.[3][4]


Aurora is a model signed to Click Model Management, Inc.[5]

In 2012, Perrineau starred in the direct-to-video film Air Collision.[6] In 2014, Perrineau appeared in episodes of Newsreaders[7] and in Chasing Life as Margo.[8] In April 2014, it was announced that Perrineau was cast in the role of Shana in the movie based on the hit 1980's cartoon Jem and the Holograms.[1] The film came under fire for casting Perrineau, a light-skinned, straight-haired, biracial actress for the role of Shana, a character who had a dark complexion and afro-textured hair.[9][10][11][12] The film was released on October 23, 2015, and was a box office flop, only making $1.4 million in its opening weekend.[13] In July 2014, she was cast in Drake Doremus's film Equals.[14][15][16][4] The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2015.[17] Perrineau had a small role in the film Passengers, released on December 21, 2016.[18][19]

In 2018, Perrineau was cast as Giselle Hammond in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Sexual assault allegation[edit]

In November 2017, Perrineau filed a police report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department accusing scriptwriter Murray Miller of sexual assault in 2012 when the actress was seventeen.[21] Girls actress Lena Dunham initially defended Miller, who was a writer for the series, but later retracted her statements.[21]

On August 10, 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against Miller.[22][23]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Air Collision Radhika Darshan Direct-to-video
2015 A House Is Not a Home Ashley Williams
Equals Iris
Jem and the Holograms Shana Elmsford
Freaks of Nature Vampiress
2016 Passengers Celeste
2017 At Night Mia Short film
2018 Truth or Dare Giselle Hammond
Rhino Roxy
2019 BOO! Morgan
Virginia Minnesota Addison


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Pretty Little Liars Bianca Episode: "Picture This"
2014 Newsreaders Hilary Episode: "F- Dancing, Are You Decent?"
2015 Chasing Life Margo 4 episodes
2017 The Carmichael Show Casey North Episode: "Maxine's Sister"
2018 Into the Dark Dorothy
Ashley Prime
Episode: "The Body"
Episode: "All That We Destroy"
2019 When They See Us Tanya Miniseries; 4 episodes


  1. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (24 April 2014). "'Jem and the Holograms' Finds Its Stars (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ staff (June 29, 2014). "Jem The Movie: debunking the myths in 9 pictures of the live action Jem and the Holograms". Metro. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Family Photo: Harold Perrineau and His Lovely Ladies". People Magazine. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b Smith, C. Molly (July 9, 2014). "Casting Net: Jonah Hill in talks for the Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!,' more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "PHOTOS: AURORA PERRINEAU MODELS IT UP". Now Casting. 14 January 2011. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  6. ^ "AURORA PERRINEAU STUNS AT THE RED CARPET OF 'AIR COLLISION' PREMIERE". March 20, 2012. Archived from the original on March 2, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Aurora Perrineau". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  8. ^ Bendix, Trish (July 15, 2015). "First look at Leisha Hailey on "Chasing Life"". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  9. ^ Ball, Charing (27 April 2014). "Is Hollywood Whitewashing Jem and the Holograms?". Madame Noire. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  10. ^ "An Open Letter to Aurora Perrineau playing Shana Elmsford in #JemTheMovie". Black Girl Nerds. 27 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  11. ^ Danielle, Britni (28 April 2014). "Did Producers Whitewash 'Jem's' Only Black Character for Upcoming Film?". Clutch Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  12. ^ Kang, Inkoo (26 April 2014). "Watch: A Jem Fan Responds to the Movie's Whitewashed Casting". IndieWire. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  13. ^ "'Jem', 'Kasbah' & 'Witch Hunter' Flop Putting 'The Martian' Back on Top". Box Office Mojo. Jem and the Holograms brought in an estimated $1.3 million, the fourth worst opening for a film in more than 2,000 theaters and the worst for a film playing in more than 2,400 theaters.
  14. ^ Yamato, Jen (July 9, 2014). "'Jem' Star Joins 'Equals'; Comedy 'This Is Happening' Sets Cloris Leachman & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  15. ^ Espina, Alfonso. "Aurora Perrineau Joins Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart in Sci-Fi Romance 'Equals'". Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  16. ^ B, Juan (July 10, 2014). "Actriz ' Jem ' Aurora Perrineau se une a Kristen Stewart en ' Equals '" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  17. ^ Erbland, Kate (August 18, 2015). "Toronto International Film Festival Adds New Galas and Special Presentations, Including 'Mr. Right,' 'I Saw the Light,' 'Our Brand is Crisis' and 'Equals'". Indiewire. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  18. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 16, 2016). "Aurora Perrineau Joins Jennifer Lawrence in 'Passengers'". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  19. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 19, 2016). "Sony Dates 16 Films Including Two More 'Bad Boys' Sequels, 'Jumanji' Remake". Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  20. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (18 July 2017). "Aurora Perrineau Joins Blumhouse's 'Truth Or Dare'; Carolina Bartczak Cast In 'An Audience of Chairs'". Deadline.
  21. ^ a b BBC: "Lena Dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault" November 19, 2017
  22. ^ "'Girls' Writer Murray Miller Won't Be Charged in Rape Accusation; DA Cites Time, 'Inconsistencies'". TheWrap. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  23. ^ Kiefer, Halle. "Girls Writer Murray Miller Won't Be Charged Following Sexual Assault Allegation". Vulture. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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