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Zazie Beetz (born c. 1991) is a German-American actress known for the role of Vanessa on Atlanta (2016), as well as for starring in Deadpool 2 (2018), Applesauce (2015), and Still Here (2020).
Interesting Facts about Zazie Beetz
- In Atlanta (2016), her character and Donald Glover’s had a child together.
- Born in Berlin, Germany, raised in Manhattan, New York, she spoke German and English at home. Her father is German and her mother is African-American.
- She performed in community theaters and on local stages from the time she was a child. She trained at Muscota New School, the Harlem School of the Arts, and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College.
- Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Van in Atlanta (2016), but lost to Alex Borstein from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
- Her father emigrated to the United States after the fall of the Berlin Wall to do janitorial work for the summer, and after receiving a general education equivalent he went to a trade school, eventually becoming a cabinetmaker. Her mother is a social worker form New York City with a master’s degree.
- She had a minor role in the 2015 indie film hit James White (2015).
- In addition to German, her native language, and English, she can speak fluent French after getting a bachelor’s degree in French language.
- Her name is pronounced Zah-SEE Bates (similar to the Bee in Beethoven).
Personal Quotes by Zazie Beetz
For me, a big thing growing up was naturalness – both in being and appearance. My mom never let me relax my natural hair. For so long, I thought I was ugly, and I still sometimes struggle with that. But now I’ve come to feel like this is me.Zazie Beetz
It’s fascinating working with young children. You have to improvise around them, and they’re moving around and doing stuff, and you have to be real with them.Zazie Beetz
Some people feel like women should dress in a way that doesn’t promote attention-seeking. But this is just my body. My body in itself isn’t only sexual.Zazie Beetz
I wish I was a morning person.Zazie Beetz
Walking in the street, particularly in a city like New York, every single day, I am reminded of how objectified women can be. Being catcalled every day, multiple times a day, all the time… it just constantly happens.Zazie Beetz