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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