Aurora Robinson Perrineau
September 23, 1994
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.
Aurora is a model signed to Click Model Management, Inc.
In 2012, Perrineau starred in the direct-to-video film Air Collision. In 2014, Perrineau appeared in episodes of Newsreaders and in Chasing Life as Margo. 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. 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. The film was released on October 23, 2015, and was a box office flop, only making $1.4 million in its opening weekend. In July 2014, she was cast in Drake Doremus's film Equals. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2015. Perrineau had a small role in the film Passengers, released on December 21, 2016.
Sexual assault allegation
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. Girls actress Lena Dunham initially defended Miller, who was a writer for the series, but later retracted her statements.
|2012||Air Collision||Radhika Darshan||Direct-to-video|
|2015||A House Is Not a Home||Ashley Williams|
|Jem and the Holograms||Shana Elmsford|
|Freaks of Nature||Vampiress|
|2017||At Night||Mia||Short film|
|2018||Truth or Dare||Giselle Hammond|
|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
|Episode: "The Body"|
Episode: "All That We Destroy"
|2019||When They See Us||Tanya||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
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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.
- Yamato, Jen (July 9, 2014). "'Jem' Star Joins 'Equals'; Comedy 'This Is Happening' Sets Cloris Leachman & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
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- Galuppo, Mia (February 16, 2016). "Aurora Perrineau Joins Jennifer Lawrence in 'Passengers'". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- Kroll, Justin (February 19, 2016). "Sony Dates 16 Films Including Two More 'Bad Boys' Sequels, 'Jumanji' Remake". variety.com. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
- N'Duka, Amanda (18 July 2017). "Aurora Perrineau Joins Blumhouse's 'Truth Or Dare'; Carolina Bartczak Cast In 'An Audience of Chairs'". Deadline.
- BBC: "Lena Dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault" November 19, 2017
- "'Girls' Writer Murray Miller Won't Be Charged in Rape Accusation; DA Cites Time, 'Inconsistencies'". TheWrap. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- Kiefer, Halle. "Girls Writer Murray Miller Won't Be Charged Following Sexual Assault Allegation". Vulture. Retrieved 16 August 2018.