Javicia Leslie Biography
Javicia Leslie is a German-born American actress known for her roles in God Friended Me and The Family Business. She has been cast as Ryan Wilder on Batwoman season 2 becoming the first black actress to take on the role of Batwoman in a live-action TV Show or movie.
Javicia Leslie Age
She was born on May 30, 1987 in Augsburg, Germany.
Javicia Leslie Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Javicia Leslie Nationality
She holds duo nationality; American and German.
Javicia Leslie Ethnicity
Leslie belongs to African-American ancestry.
Javicia Leslie Education
She graduated from Hampton University with a degree in Business Management.
Javicia Leslie Parents
Leslie has not revealed much about her parents apart from that they were in military. She was born in Germany and later moved to Maryland and was raised in Prince Georges County. Her parents have since separated.
Javicia Leslie Husband
Javicia is not married; there is no available details about who she is dating.
Javicia Leslie Gay
Leslie has revealed that she is bisexual.
Javicia Leslie Actress
Leslie had a passion for acting since she was young starting small with talent shows, going on to perform leading roles in plays, and live poems, according to her website.
While in college she appeared on several productions including “Seven Guitars,” “For Colored Girls” and “Chicago.” After graduating she took a job in D.C. helping soldiers and their families all while producing her own play. She later landed her first agent and knew she wanted to pursue acting and the performing arts as a career full-time, so she left her job and moved to Los Angeles.
A month after moving to LA she was discovered working the booth of a pop-up shop event and catapulted her acting journey. In 2016 she was cast in the Lifetime Movie KILLER COACH and later “Chef Julian”. She later had a recurring role on the CBS “MacGyver” reboot. In 2018 she became a series regular on the CBS show “God Friended Me.”
Javicia Leslie Movies and TV Shows
- God Friended Me
- Always a Bridesmaid
- Pas Honteux
- Killer Coach
- The Family Business
- First Day Back
- Chief Julian
- Hello Cupid Reboot
- Swim at Your Own risk
Javicia Leslie Batwoman
Javicia is set to play the role of Ryan Wilder on Batwoman season 2 after Ruby Rose exit as Kate Kane. Javicia will be the first Black actress to portray the superhero in a live-action television show or film production.
Her character is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed” as well as “nothing like Kate Kane.”
“With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical all-American hero.”
After the announcement, Javicia released a statement which read; “I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.”
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