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NICOLE BEHARIE

Nicole Beharie

Born January 3, 1985
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Education Juilliard School
Occupation Actress, Singer, Host

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Nicole Beharie /bɪˈhɑːri/ (born January 3, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in the drama film American Violet (2008), the drama Shame (2011), and the biographical sports drama 42 (2013). From September 2013 to April 2016, she starred in the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow.

 

Beharie was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. to a Nigerian mother and a Jamaican father. When Beharie was a child, her father was in the Foreign Service, so she grew up in the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Nigeria and Panama. She attended Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and is a 2003 graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, a public residential high school in Greenville. Beharie was then accepted into Juilliard School, a performing arts conservatory (Drama division Group 36: 2003–07). She was awarded a Shakespeare scholarship and trained in England.

Beharie made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet, where she played the leading role. Also in the same year she played Sarah Ward in the American sports film The Express opposite actor Rob Brown. In the Lifetime movie, Sins of the Mother (2010), Beharie portrayed Shay Hunter, a struggling university student who goes on a journey to mend her fractured relationship with her mother Nona played by Jill Scott.

In 2011, Beharie performed five original songs as a singer-songwriter opposite German actor Ken Duken in the romantic comedy My Last Day Without You. In the Russell Leigh Sharman film adaptation of his play Apartment 4E, she played Piper, a troubled young woman who never leaves her apartment. Beharie played Marianne in the Steve McQueen film Shame,[10] about a 30-something sex addict played by Michael Fassbender, his myriad of sexual escapades, and what happens when his wayward younger sister moves in with him. Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe praised her performance, calling her “a marvel of natural transparency”.

In 2013, Beharie starred as Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman), in the historical baseball feature 42. The same year, she began portraying Abbie Mills on the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow, which is based on the 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. In Spring 2016, Beharie departed the series, with her character dying in the series’ third season finale, the episode entitled “Ragnarok”, which was aired April 8, 2016.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes

2008 American Violet Dee Roberts
2008 The Express Sarah Ward
2011 My Last Day Without You Leticia Johnson
2011 Shame Marianne
2012 Apartment 4E Piper
2012 The Last Fall Faith Davis
2012 The Mirror Between Us Zora Short film
2012 Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Beth Hutchins
2013 42 Rachel Robinson
2017 Jacob’s Ladder TBA In post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Three Rivers Helen Reed Episode: “Win-loss”
2010 Sins of the Mother Shay Movie
2011 The Good Wife Imani Stonehouse 2 episodes
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tracy Harrison Episode: “Child’s Welfare”
2013–16 Sleepy Hollow Abbie Mills Main role (49 episodes)
2015 Bones Abbie Mills Episode: “The Resurrection in the Remains”
2017 AfroPop: The Ulitmate Cultural Exchange Host 5 episodes