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Nicole Beharie (born January 3, 1985) is an American actress. Beharie was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated from South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, where she received a scholarship. She was accepted into the Juilliard School performing arts conservatory.She 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 find her estranged mother Nona played by Jill Scott.
In 2011, she played 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 Small of Her Back, Behaire played Piper, a troubled young woman who never leaves her apartment. Beharie played Marianne in the Steve McQueen film Shame, about a 30-something sex addict played by Michael Fassbender, his myriad sexual escapades, and what happens when his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him. Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe praised her performance, calling her "a marvel of natural transparency".
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Orangeburg Wilkinson High School
South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, Juilliard School
Nicole Beharie (born January 3, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the drama film American Violet (2008), the drama Shame (2011), which is about a man's sexual addiction, and the biographical sports drama 42 (2013). Since September 2013, she has starred in the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow.
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