Jayme Lawson

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Jayme Lawson
Born (1997-09-19) September 19, 1997 (age 24)
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Years active2019–present

Jayme Lawson (born September 19, 1997) is an American actress.


After graduating Juilliard School in May 2019,[1] Lawson landed her first film role in the 2020 film Farewell Amor as Sylvia.[2][3][4] In 2019, she gained attention when she was cast in the film The Batman (2022) as Bella Reál, a mayoral candidate for Gotham City.[5][6][7] In January 2021, she was cast as a young Michelle Obama in the television series The First Lady (2022).[8] In October 2021, she was confirmed to appear in the upcoming film Till (2022) as Myrlie Evers.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2020 Farewell Amor Sylvia
2022 The Batman Bella Reál
The Woman King Post-production
Till Myrlie Evers Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2022–present The First Lady Young Michelle Obama 4 episodes



  1. ^ Davids, Brian (November 21, 2020). "Jayme Lawson on 'Farewell Amor' and Her 'The Batman' Character". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Lang, Brent (January 23, 2020). "Meet Jayme Lawson: 'The Batman' Breakout Hits Sundance With 'Farewell Amor'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  3. ^ Davis, Clayton (November 26, 2020). "Could Debut Performers Like Swankie and Jayme Lawson Get Oscar Attention?". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  4. ^ Patten, Dominic (December 4, 2019). "Sundance 2020: Premieres Shine With Taylor Swift Docu, Viggo Mortensen's Directing Debut, New Dee Rees, The Go-Gos & Olivia Colman". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Sneider, Jeff (November 11, 2019). "Exclusive: 'The Batman' Adds Up-and-Coming Juilliard Grad Jayme Lawson". Collider. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  6. ^ Scott, Ryan (November 11, 2019). "'The Batman' Recruits Juilliard Grad Jayme Lawson for Mystery Role". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  7. ^ Lussier, Germain (November 11, 2019). "'The Batman' Just Added an Intriguing New Character". io9. G/O Media. Archived from the original on November 12, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 26, 2021). "'The First Lady' at Showtime Adds Kristine Froseth, Jayme Lawson (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  9. ^ Jackson, Angelique (October 11, 2021). "Chinonye Chuwku's Emmett Till Film for MGM's Orion Pictures Adds 7 to Cast". Variety. Retrieved October 19, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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