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Beetz at the 2017 Peabody Awards
Zazie Olivia Beetz|
May 25, 1991
Mitte, Berlin, Germany
|Residence||Harlem, New York, U.S.|
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Alma mater||Skidmore College (B.A.)|
Zazie Olivia Beetz (German: [zaˈsiː ˈbeːts]; born May 25, 1991) is a German-American actress known for the role of Vanessa "Van" Keefer on Atlanta, for which she has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy in 2016 and played the Marvel Comics character Domino in Deadpool 2, released in 2018.
Beetz was born at the Charité in Berlin-Mitte. Her father is a German cabinet maker and her mother is an African-American social worker from New York. Beetz attended kindergarten and elementary school in Berlin, but she was raised in uptown Manhattan as well, speaking both German and English with her family at home. She became interested in acting while in grade school and performed in community theaters and on local stages. One of her first student jobs was at Alexa Einkaufszentrum working in its H&M store. She received training from Muscota New School, the Harlem School of the Arts and LaGuardia Arts High school. She attended Skidmore College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in French.
|2013||The Crocotta||The Crocotta||Short film|
|2015||5th & Palisade||Det. McBride||Short film|
|James White||Girl #1|
|Double Bind||Baily||Short film|
|MBFF: Man's Best Friend Forever||Ivana||Short film|
|Deadpool 2||Neena Thurman / Domino|
|2019||High Flying Bird||Post-production|
|The Translation of Wounds||Post-production|
|TBA||Against All Enemies||Filming|
|Pale Blue Dot||Erin Eccles||Filming|
|2016||Margot vs. Lily||Allie||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
|2016–present||Atlanta||Vanessa "Van" Keefer||Series regular|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Actress||Deadpool 2||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Atlanta||Pending|
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