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Zazie Olivia Beetz (German: [zaˈsiː ˈbeːts]; born June 1, 1991) is a German-born American actress best known for her starring role as Vanessa "Van" Keefer on the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016–present), for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy (2016–17). Beetz has starred as Dana in the disaster film Geostorm (2017) and as the Marvel Comics character Domino in the superhero film Deadpool 2 (2018). In addition she can speak German, her native language, and English, she can speak fluent French after getting a bachelor's degree in French language.
Beetz at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Zazie Olivia Beetz|
June 1, 1991
Mitte, Berlin, Germany
|Residence||Harlem, New York, U.S.|
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Alma mater||Skidmore College|
Beetz was born at the Charité in Berlin-Mitte. Her father is a German cabinet maker and her mother is an African-American social worker from New York. Beetz attended kindergarten and elementary school in Berlin, but she was raised in uptown Manhattan as well, speaking both German and English with her family at home. She became interested in acting while in grade school and performed in community theaters and on local stages. One of her first student jobs was at Alexa Einkaufszentrum working in its H&M store. She received training from Muscota New School, the Harlem School of the Arts and LaGuardia Arts High school. She attended Skidmore College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in French. She spent a year living in Paris and felt "very enamoured with it in a romantic way".
|2015||James White||Girl #1|
|Deadpool 2||Neena Thurman / Domino|
|2019||High Flying Bird||Post-production|
|Untitled Babak Anvari project||Post-production|
|Meet Me in a Happy Place||Keysha||Post-production|
|TBA||Against All Enemies||Post-production|
|Untitled Noah Hawley project||Erin Eccles||Post-production|
|2016||Margot vs. Lily||Allie||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
|2016–present||Atlanta||Vanessa "Van" Keefer||Series regular|
|2013||The Crocotta||The Crocotta|
|2015||5th & Palisade||Det. McBride|
|2016||MBFF: Man's Best Friend Forever||Ivana|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Actress||Deadpool 2||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Atlanta||Nominated|
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