Dominique Fishback

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Dominique Fishback
TIFF 2018 Dominique Fishback (1 of 1)-2.jpg
Alma materPace University
Years active2013–present

Dominique Fishback is an actress and playwright who is best known for playing Billie Rowan on Show Me a Hero[1] and Darlene on The Deuce.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Fishback graduated from Pace University with a B.A. in Theater.[4]


In 2014, Fishback premiered her Off-Off-Broadway play Subverted where she played 22 characters.[5][6][7] Subverted was nominated for a 2015 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.[8][9] In 2016, Abingdon Theatre Company announced Fishback as one of its recipients of its inaugural Residency Program.[10][11]

The actress's first major recurring role was in the Yonkers housing drama Show Me a Hero as single mother Billie Rowan.[12]

Her first series regular role is in the 1970s Times Square drama The Deuce.[13] Fishback has been noted as one of the standouts in the show due to her performance as the "sweetly vulnerable" prostitute Darlene.[14][15] Co-creator David Simon has noted her strengths as an actress in playing Darlene.[16] For her role on The Deuce, Fishback was listed by USA Today as one of five new faces that people should be watching on fall 2017 television.[17]

Her first film is Night Comes On, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.[18]

She played the part of Kenya in the film The Hate U Give, which is based on the popular young adult book.[19]

In 2018, Fishback appeared as a younger version of Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, in his music video for “Smile”.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Night Comes On Angel Lamere
2018 The Hate U Give Kenya
2019 Untitled Schulman/Joost project Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Knick[21] Black Woman Episode: "The Busy Flea"
2014 The Affair Keisha Episode "8"
2015 The Americans Nicole Episode: "Dimebag"
2015 Blue Bloods[22] Charelle Tyler Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"
2015 Royal Pains[23] Elan Episodes: "Lending a Shoulder" and "The Prince of Nucleotides"
2015 Show Me a Hero[24] Billie Rowan Recurring character; 4 episodes
2017–present The Deuce Darlene Series regular
2018 Random Acts of Flyness Najja Recurring character; 4 episodes


  1. ^ Hank Stuever (2015-08-14). "'Show Me a Hero': How one mayor won (and lost) the ugliest fight in Yonkers". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. ^ Jim Vejvoda (2017-08-29). "The Deuce - Season One Pilot Review". IGN. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  3. ^ Sonia Saraiya (2017-08-31). "TV Review: David Simon's 'The Deuce,' Starring James Franco". Variety. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  4. ^ "Dominique Fishback CV" (PDF). Dominique Fishback. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  5. ^ Ashley Marinaccio (2013-07-17). "Rethinking Black Reality: An Interview with Dominique Fishback". Indypendent. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  6. ^ BWWW News Desk (2014-06-18). "Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14". Broadway World. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  7. ^ Anne Cohen (2017-10-09). "The Real Story Behind Darlene's Big Return On The Deuce". Refinery 29. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  8. ^ Jacob Coakley Desk (2015-09-23). "NYIT Awards Honor Off-Off-Broadway Theatre". Stage Directions. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  9. ^ BWWW News Desk (2015-09-21). "2015 Innovative Theater Award Winners Announced!". Broadway World. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  10. ^ BWWW News Desk (2016-10-20). "Playwrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency Program". Broadway World. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  11. ^ "Darling Dominique Fishback: A Triple Threat For Change". Impact Magazine. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  12. ^ Jacqueline Cutler (2015-08-09). "'Show Me a Hero' miniseries shows Yonkers' fierce battle over housing". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  13. ^ Nellie Andreeva (2015-10-01). "Margarita Levieva To Star In HBO Drama Pilot 'The Deuce'; Two Others Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  14. ^ Daniel Fienberg (2017-08-25). "'The Deuce': TV Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  15. ^ Emily Nussbaum (2017-09-25). ""The Deuce" and the Birth of Porn". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  16. ^ Alan Sepinwall (2017-08-25). "'The Deuce' Creators Don't Want Their Fictional Porn To Turn You On". Uproxx. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  17. ^ Kelly Lawler (2017-10-18). "5 faces you should be watching on fall TV". USA Today. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  18. ^ Jamie Broadnax (2018-01-11). "Where Are All of The Black Films At Sundance? We Got You Covered". Black Girl Nerds. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  19. ^ Amanda N'Duka (2017-10-09). "Patrick Fugit Joins Damien Chazelle's 'First Man'; 'The Hate U Give' Casts Dominique Fishback". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  20. ^ Allyson Shiffman (2018-03-16). "Dominique Fishback Is Dominating The Screen". V Magazine. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  21. ^ Kimberly Roots (2017-10-27). "Memories From the Set: Dominique Fishback (The Knick)". TV Line. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  22. ^ Kimberly Roots (2017-10-27). "Memories From the Set: Dominique Fishback (Blue Bloods)". TV Line. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  23. ^ Kimberly Roots (2017-10-27). "Memories From the Set: Dominique Fishback (Royal Pains)". TV Line. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  24. ^ Kimberly Roots (2017-10-27). "Memories From the Set: Dominique Fishback (Show Me a Hero)". TV Line. Retrieved 2017-10-27.

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