One of the most important television actress in this autumn period is definitely Nicole Beharie. These last two months have been really busy for her because FOX Television Channel has chose her to portay Abbie Mills, the female main protagonist of “Sleepy Hollow“, a new supernatural drama of this 2013-2014 season. Let’s go back and see how Nicole has become famous.
She started her carrer in 2008 when the director Tim Disney chose her to play Dee Roberts, the leading role of the movie “American Violet“. The film, based on the story of Regina Kelly, a victim of Texas police drug enforcement tactics, obtained good critics and the perfomance of Nicole was defined “stunning” by the journalist Roger Ebert.
Thanks to this role, Nicole won the “Best Actress” award during the “African-American Film Critics” and she had the opportunity to work with Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives, Miss Evers’ Boys) a Golden Globe Winner actress.
During that year, Nicole appeared also in “The Express” a sports film starring Dennis Quaid & Rob Brown, but, in this case, Beharie played a minor role.
In 2009 Nicole appeared in the episode “Win-loss” of the television medical drama “Three Rivers” making this her first appearance on TV. In 2011 the actress continue her carrer by appearing in two different movie. First she played the main role in the independent film “My Last Day Without you” next to Ken Duken.
For the occasion, Nicole performed five original songs in the film which have been included in the official movie’s soundtrack. At this point, Nicole was capable not only to act but also to sing.
After this experience, Beharie was choosen by Steve McQueen, a british film director, to appear in his new movie “Shame” as Marianne. The film, starring Michael Fassbender as main protagonist and Carey Mulligan, was a big hit and it grossed $17,000,000 worldwide.
The movie tell the story of Brandon (Michael Fassbender) a successful, handsome advertising executive with a secret sexual addiction who received, at one point, the visit of her sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan).
During the promotion of the movie Nicole e Michael started dating and, in the June 2012 issue of GQ magazine, Fassbender revealed their relationship.
The two continue to date during the 2012 but, in January 2013 Nicole revealed via Twitter their split.
The 2013 was opened by Nicole not only with her breakup but also with her work in the movie “42“. The film, based on the life of baseball player Jackie Robinson, was directed by Brian Helgeland and Nicole was chosen as support role. She played Rachel Isum Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson (portayed by Chadwick Boseman) and she worked next to Harris Ford, Christopher Meloni, Alan Tudyk and T.R. Knight.
After this performance, FOX Television Channel decided to cast Nicole as the main protagonist in its new supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow“.
The series received very good critics and thanks to good share, it was renewed for a second season after only few episodes. Adventurous, supernatual, funny and a little bit romantic, the series is one of the best show of this autumn period and Nicole she is simply perfect as Abbie Mills, she is a very good actress.
I think that Nicole she has all the characteristics to be a perfect actress. She has the talent, she is expressive and versatile and she is beautiful in my opinion. We have to watch her because she has all the aces to be the next “Diva”.