As we power through this quarantine and time spent alone at home, we have been doing a lot of perusing the internet for the baddest baes. We have done our best to give you some of the most beautiful, driven, talented women across the worldwide web. All in service of providing you with our Bae Of The Day series.
Sometimes these women are huge celebrities are newsmakers in the reality world, but we also want to highlight women you may be unfamiliar with and want to definitely know down the line. Today’s bae is Javicia Leslie, an actress who has just locked in the role as the new Batwoman on the new CW show.
The news sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and has us all hyped for next season. She’s a great actress and an absolute bae. Hit the flip to see more.
She was born in Germany to military parents but grew up in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
She’s a proud alum of HBCU Hampton University, graduating in 2009. She was a business management major. She was Miss Hampton in 2007. She also performed in stage plays “Seven Guitars,” “For Colored Girls,” and “Chicago.
Her career really kicked off in 2017 as Paris Duncan in “The Family Business.”
Her first lead role came in 2019 when she starred in “Always A Bridesmaid” on Netflix.
Here’s her advice she gave Hampton earlier this year: “My advice for actors, especially at Hampton, is to utilize your network. Make sure you take advantage of your hometown before you move to LA or New York. Find cheaper head shots and classes. Take advantage of those things in your area. Put together a reel and resume before you move. Also, do your research. There are amazing websites out there that show you what’s going on in the business, such as Actors Access and backstage.com. When you do your own research, you know it because it comes from a truth, not just something someone tells you,” Leslie said. “Look for small, independent projects to be part of. Think big, but use the smaller projects to fill up your resume and show who you are. Use YouTube, Instagram and other platforms to create and write your own stuff. Collaborate with your peers, and you will end up being the generation of actors that work together.”
Here’s here statement about playing Batwoman: “I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.”
She will be a character named Ryan Wilder, who is ‘likable, messy, and goofy.” She will also be a lesbian in the show.