Nicole Beharie — American Actress born on January 03, 1985,

Nicole Beharie is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles in the drama film American Violet, the drama Shame, which is about a man's sexual addiction, and the biographical sports drama 42. Since September 2013, she has starred in the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow... (wikipedia)

I was kind of a bully, even though I'm tiny, 5' 2". As a child, I'd boss other kids around and dress my little brother up, just putting on shows, singing and dressing up.
I was the jokester, the one who made the family laugh.
Stone Mountain, Georgia, still had Ku Klux Klan marches, and I had a wild and courageous mother who'd put us in the car to watch them. She wanted us to know those things existed.
There are expectations in how you play your character as a black woman, to be sassy and the same kind of feel, as if there are no quirky black women. I struggle with those things constantly, trying to add dimension to my work, and that's the goal, too.
When I was younger, my father was in the Foreign Service and we lived in Nigeria, Panama, and London, but for the most part I grew up in the South and D.C. I got the travel bug as a little person and I've bounced around a lot.