Lashana Lynch

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Lashana Lynch
Lashana Lynch interview 2019.jpg
Lynch promoting Captain Marvel in 2019
Born
Lashana Rasheda Lynch

(1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 33)
London, England
Alma materArts Educational School
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Lashana Rasheda Lynch[1] (born 27 November 1987)[2] is a British actress. She is best known for playing the role of Rosaline Capulet in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed (2017) and fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel (2019).

Early life[edit]

Lynch is of Jamaican descent, [3] and was born in Hammersmith, London.[4] She attended ArtsEd drama school in London.[5]

Career[edit]

Lynch made her film debut in the 2012 drama film Fast Girls.[6][7] She later co-starred in the BBC television film The 7.39.[8] On television, she has appeared in Silent Witness and Death in Paradise, and was a regular cast member on the short-lived BBC comedy Crims in 2015.

Also in 2015, she starred opposite Lenny Henry in the title role of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of "Educating Rita" by Willy Russell, which played in the Minerva Theatre from 18 June – 25 July. The Guardian's review described her as "dazzlingly fresh".[9]

In 2016, Lynch was cast as leading character Rosaline Capulet in the American period drama series Still Star-Crossed, produced by Shonda Rhimes.[10][11][12] In 2018, she joined the cast of Y as Agent 355.[13]

In 2019, she played fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel.[14][15]

She has been cast as Nomi in the James Bond film No Time to Die, due for release in April 2021.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Fast Girls Belle Newman
2013 Powder Room Laura
2016 Brotherhood Ashanti
2019 Captain Marvel Maria Rambeau
2021 No Time to Die Nomi Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Bill Precious Miller Episode: "Man Down"
2013 Silent Witness Shona Benson Episodes: "Trust: Part 1", "Trust: Part 2"
2014 Atlantis Areto Episode: "Telemon"
The 7.39 Kerry Wright Television film
2015 Death in Paradise Jasmine Laymon Episode 4.6
Crims Gemma
2016 Doctors Leah Gattis Episodes: "Nighthawks: Part One", "Nighthawks: Part Two"
2017 Still Star-Crossed Rosaline Capulet
2018–present Bulletproof Arjana Pike 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lashana Rasheda Lynch". FamilySearch.org. Sole Lashana Lynch born in London in 1987.
  2. ^ Kacala, Alexander (14 July 2019). "Who Is Lashana Lynch? 5 Things to Know About the Actress Rumored to Be First Black, Female 007". Newsweek. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  3. ^ Fisher, Gillian (27 February 2014). "Lashana Lynch – interview Dog Days, Theatre 503". Afridiziak. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (15 July 2019). "Lashana Lynch: 5 Things to Know About the Actress Who Is Rumored to Take Over 007 Role". Us Weekly. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (6 November 2019). "Bond Women: How Rising Stars Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas Are Helping Modernize 007". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  6. ^ Catherine Shoard (22 May 2012). "Fast Girls: the Cannes sprint". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  7. ^ "5 minutes with... Lashana Lynch". BMS World Mission. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  8. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (6 May 2013). "Lashana Lynch Books Role in BBC One's Upcoming 2-part Rom". Shadow and Act. Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  9. ^ Billington, Michael. "Educating Rita review – Lenny Henry walks off stage but returns with conviction". The Guardian.
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (10 March 2016). "'Still Star-Crossed': ABC Pilot Casts Zuleikha Robinson, Finds Female Lead – Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  11. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (29 March 2016). "Lashana Lynch Books Lead Role in Shondaland's 'Romeo & Ju". Shadow and Act. Archived from the original on 2 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  12. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (12 May 2016). "'The Catch' Renewed for Season 2; Shondaland's 'Still Star-Crossed' Greenlit – Variety". Variety. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (11 July 2018). "'Y': Diane Lane To Star in FX Drama Pilot Based On 'Y': The Last Man' Comic Book Series; Barry Keoghan, More Round Out Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  14. ^ Galuppo, Mia (16 March 2018). "Lashana Lynch Replacing DeWanda Wise in 'Captain Marvel' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  15. ^ Robinson, Joanna (8 March 2018). "Captain Marvel Breakout Lashana Lynch Is Ready to Take Flight". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  16. ^ Lang, Brent (25 April 2019). "'Bond 25' Team Reveals Cast, Plot Details, but No Title". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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