Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King (American Actress)

Aja Naomi King BIOGRAPHY

American actress Aja Naomi King was born January 11, 1985. In the tv series How to Get Away with Murder, she portrayed Michaela Pratt. She started her career as television guest stars, most notably in the medical comedy-drama Emily Owens, M.D. on The CW, where she played Cassandra Kopelson.


King was raised in Walnut, California, after being born in Los Angeles. In 2010, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University’s School of Drama and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.King participated in several shows at Yale University, such as Little Shop of Horrors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.


Early in her career, King starred in a number of short films. In 2010, she debuted on television as a guest star on the CBS police drama Blue Bloods. She then went on to feature on Person of Interest, The Blacklist, and Deadbeat. She starred in her first feature film as a supporting role in the indie 2011 picture Damsels in Distress. Her major break came in 2012 when she was chosen to play the main antagonist and new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW medical comedy-drama series Emily Owens, M.D.

She was chosen to play a major role in the Shonda Rhimes-produced ABC legal drama How to Get Away with Murder in February 2014.Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating, a law professor in the series. Together with Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, and Michaela Pratt, King portrays one of the five lead pupils. On September 25, 2014, the show debuted to 14 million people and largely favourable reviews from critics.For her role in the series, King was nominated for her first NAACP Image Award.

King landed her first major part in the science fiction thriller Reversion in 2015. On October 9, 2015, the movie received a limited theatrical release.She was also chosen to play the lead role in the historical drama film The Birth of a Nation (2015), which told the tale of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave uprising. Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, and Nate Parker also feature in the movie.She portrayed Cherry, the wife of Nat Turner. On January 25, 2016, the movie made its competitive debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, earning favourable reviews from reviewers.

In the 2017 film The Upside, which was an adaptation of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, King starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, and Kevin Hart. She was chosen to play the major part of Ifrah Ahmed, a Somali activist, in the biopic A Girl from Mogadishu later that year. In 2020, she starred alongside Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in the drama film Sylvie’s Love.Later, King portrayed a lead female character in Kevin Willmott’s historical drama film The 24th, which was inspired on the 1917 Houston riots.

In 2021, she played colead to Melvin, a British author living in America, as girlfriend Lisa, in Boxing Day; a British Film aired on Amazon Prime.

Her announcement of being pregnant came in March 2021, following two miscarriages. She revealed that she and her husband Dan King had welcomed a son, Kian, on June 6, 2021.


Aja Naomi King is an American stage and screen actress born on January 11, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. She is best known for her role as Michaela Pratt on the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder. Prior to this, she had guest-starring roles on Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, and Deadbeat. She is worth 3 million dollars