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Zazie Olivia Beetz (German: [beːts]; born June 1, 1991) is a German-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).
Beetz at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Zazie Olivia Beetz
June 1, 1991 
|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. She continued alternating time between her two “homes”, such as holding down a summer job at Berlin’s 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".
|2013||The Crocotta||The Crocotta||Short film|
|2015||James White||Girl #1|
|Double Bind||Baily||Short film|
|5th & Palisade||Detective McBride||Short film|
|MBFF: Man's Best Friend Forever||Ivana||Short film|
|Deadpool 2||Neena Thurman / Domino|
|High Flying Bird||Sam|
|Meet Me in a Happy Place||Keysha||Post-production|
|TBA||Against All Enemies||Dorothy Jamal||Post-production|
|Lucy in the Sky||Erin Eccles||Post-production|
|2016||Margot vs. Lily||Allie||Television mini-series; 4 episodes|
|2016–present||Atlanta||Vanessa "Van" Keefer||Series regular|
|2016–2017||Easy||Noelle||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|2019||The Twilight Zone||TBA||Upcoming series|
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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