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DeWanda Wise

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia She was born DeWanda Jackson in Jessup, Maryland and raised in Woodlawn, Laurel, and Baltimore. DeWanda Jackson (known professionally as DeWanda Wise) is an American actress. She plays the lead role as Nola Darling in Spike Lee's 10-episode 2017 Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary updating of his 1986 film. She began acting her sophomore year of at Atholton High School when her high school theatre director, Nathan Rosen offered her a part in a production en lieu of detention. In 2006, she graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a bachelor's in fine arts in drama and urban studies. During her undergraduate years, Wise worked as a resident assistant and a stocker at Trader Joe's.

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May 30, 1984 In Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Mentalist 2008-09-23
Latest Project:
Movie Jurassic World: Dominion 2022-06-08
Known For
Poster of Fatherhood
Poster of The Weekend
Poster of Knucklehead
Poster of Firelight
Movie Jurassic World: Dominion 2022-06-08
Movie Fatherhood Lizzie aka Swan 2021-06-18
Movie The Harder They Fall Eleanor Love 2021-10-22
Movie Someone Great Erin Kennedy 2019-04-19
Series The Twilight Zone Alexa Brandt 2019-04-01
Movie The Weekend Margo Johnson 2019-09-13
Series Shots Fired Shameeka Campbell 2017-03-22
Series She's Gotta Have It Nola Darling 2017-11-23
Movie How To Tell You're A Douchebag Rochelle Marseilles 2016-01-25
Movie Knucklehead Charlotte 2015-02-01
Movie Firelight Terry Easle 2012-04-22
Series The Mentalist Tanya Dean 2008-09-23