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Shailyn Pierre-Dixon (born June 1, 2003) is a Canadian child actress.[1] She is best known for her role as the young Aminata in the television miniseries The Book of Negroes, for which she won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016.[2]

Shailyn Pierre-Dixon
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Shailyn Pierre-Dixon in 2015
Born (2003-06-01) June 1, 2003 (age 16)
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2013–present

She has also appeared in the films The Best Man Holiday, Suicide Squad[3] and Jean of the Joneses, and she plays the character Franny in the television series Between.


  1. ^ ""Meet 'The Book of Negroes Young Aminata - Shailyn Pierre-Dixon"". Indiewire. January 15, 2015. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "'Book of Negroes,' 'Schitt's Creek' top early Canadian Screen Awards". Winnipeg Free Press, March 10, 2016.
  3. ^ The Canadian Press (August 2, 2016). "'Suicide Squad' Actress Shailyn Pierre-Dixon Talks Playing Will Smith's Daughter". The Huffington Post.

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