Nicole Beharie: Five Facts You Need To Know

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Nicole Beharie

Nicole Beharie is known for her roles in Dee Roberts in the drama film American Violets. She has appeared in theater productions and television series as well. Here is everything you need to know about her here.

1. Nicole Beharie grew up in different parts of the World of the World

Perhaps many would regard her as a global citizen, Nicole Beharie was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 3, 1985, to Colleen Kilgore and a father who worked in the Foreign Service Department. Following her father’s job role, they lived in different parts of the world like the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Nigeria, and Panama.

Nicole’s adventures in different cities and continents gave her the opportunity to witness devise cultures and trends. When the family finally moved back to the United States, she was enrolled at the Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, a public residential high school in Greenville.

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Nicole Beharie is 34 years old.

2. She attended the Julliard School in New York

Nicole Beharie’s joins stars like Linda Kozlowski and Rachel Boston to be among actors that attended the Julliard School. After she graduated from high school, she was awarded the Robin Williams Scholarship that covered tuition for her final two years at the Juilliard School, and by this time she has already become a singing sensation.

She sang at New York restaurants with a jazz musician while at Julliard and did backup vocals for a number of recording artists. She also played the role of Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. She also received an acting lesson in England where she was later awarded a Shakespeare Scholarship.

Nicole skipped her 2007 graduation from Juilliard to shoot “The Express” a sports bio about Heisman-winning running back Ernie Davis

3. American Violets was her debut film

Not many actors have the opportunity to land the main role in debut films. For Nicole, her acting breakthrough came immediately she gave herself wholly to the act. In “American Violets” she played the role of Dee Roberts, a 24-year-old African-American single mother of four living in the town of Melody who became a victim of the Texas law enforcement drug department where she has to fight the district attorney to wipe her name from a dubious drug case which could cost her 20 years in prison. The film was a commercial success and Nicole was praised for her acting skills. Perhaps the praises were not enough, she won the Best Actress Award in the African-American Film Critics Award for her role.

Nicole continued her blistering start to her career by appearing in an episode of CBS medical drama series “Three Rivers” as Helen Reed. In 2010, she appeared in the film “Sins of the Mother” playing the role of Shay Hunter, a struggling university student who goes on a journey to mend her fractured relationship with her mother Nona played by Jill Scott.

It didn’t take long before she introduced her voice to the world by performing five original songs as a singer-songwriter opposite German actor Ken Duken in the romantic comedy “My Last Day Without You”. In 2012, she played the role of Piper, a troubled young woman who never leaves her apartment.

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In 2019, she appeared as Theo in the British Science Fiction anthology film “Black Mirror”. Nicole appeared in the Broadway production of “A Free Man of Color” as Margery Jolicoeur at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

4. Nicole Beharie is not married

Nicole Beharie is not married. However, she has dated “Shame’s” co-star Michael Fassbender before they went their separate ways due to differences in lifestyle. No other name has been linked to her as long as her relationship life is concerned.

Although Nicole is quite a discreet person, she could be dating someone and successfully keeping it from the ears of the media.

5. Nicole Beharie has a net worth of 3 million dollars

Nicole has a net worth of 3 million dollars from the few appearances she has made in film and television roles. She started her career in 2008 and she is putting up strong performances. She is young and there is a chance for her to make a fortune in the industry.

She stands at a height of 5 ft 1 inch or 1.55 meters. Her Bra size is 32C

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