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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 movie Nights of Farewell 1965-11-16
Latest Project:
Movie Someone Great 2019-04-19
Known For
Poster of Someone Great
Poster of The Weekend
Poster of Shots Fired
Poster of The Mentalist
Movie Captain Marvel 2019-03-06
Movie Someone Great Erin Kennedy 2019-04-19
Movie The Weekend 2018-09-11
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
Movie Indochine: Hanoï Shameeka Campbell 2006-06-05
Movie Nights of Farewell Nola Darling 1965-11-16