Birth Name: Nicole Beharie
Birth Place: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Beharie grew up the daughter of a diplomat and lived in Panama, London and Nigeria - her first acting role was in a production of "Alice in Wonderland" in Nigeria. Landing in the American South after a childhood spent abroad, she was forced to adapt quickly as she realized her accent and background set her apart from her schoolmates: "Once I developed a sense of identity, it became fun to play around with those cultural differences," she told Vogue in 2013. Beharie attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities as a teenager and went on to study drama at New York City's Julliard School. She landed two small feature film roles just...
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