Aja Naomi King is ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’
Actress Aja Naomi King has been cast to star in the upcoming film A Girl from Mogadishu. The How to Get Away with Murder star will portray Ifrah Ahmed, a young Somali woman who went on to become an acclaimed author and activist after escaping her war-torn country and the atrocities of female genital mutilation.
Aja Naomi King Joins ‘Untouchable’ Cast
Actress Aja Naomi King is set to co-star alongside Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables. Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of a millionaire quadriplegic (Cranston) and his caregiver (Hart) who form an unlikely bond when they both experience a crisis of faith.
‘How to Get Away with Murder’s’ Aja Naomi King Covers Elle Magazine
Actress Aja Naomi King has landed her first national magazine cover. The How to Get Away with Murder star is featured on one of Elle magazine’s eight covers for the month of November. Elle celebrates their 23rd annual women who light up the screen issue by delivering covers featuring up and coming actresses like Aja, as well as veteran actresses like Kathy Bates and Helen Mirren.
Essence Taps Gabrielle Union for Hosting Duties
Actress Gabrielle Union will take the stage as host of this year’s 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The 44-year old Being Mary Jane star, who accepted the Fierce and Fearless Award at 2013’s ceremony, will help usher in a new generation of Hollywood stars, including Aja Naomi King, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, and Janelle Monae, who will all be honored at this year’s gala.
Gabrielle Union Gets Real with Harper’s Bazaar
Actress Gabrielle Union is featured in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The outspoken star of the hit BET drama, Being Mary Jane, holds little back in her interview with the glossy, openly discussing her disillusionment with American politics, the lukewarm reception of her film The Birth of a Nation, and why now, more than ever, she refuses to be quiet in the face of injustice.
Gabrielle Union Covers Essence Magazine for the Ninth Time
Gabrielle Union is the latest brown sista to land a November magazine cover. In addition to Nicki Minaj covering Maria Claire and Aja Naomi King and Lupita Nyong’o covering Elle, we have Gabby- who for the ninth time- is covering Essence magazine.