Baker, 28, has always had the performing arts in his blood. Growing up, the North Carolina native often traveled to New York City with her family to watch her aunt perform in student theater windows at Juilliard. Through her performance as Kiesha Williams in Lena Waithes drama Showtime The Chi, Baker hopes to amplify the voices of missing and abused black women. In the third season, which aired in June, the character of Bakers was promoted to a series regular. Shell is also playing the main character in the upcoming Circuit short film, which highlights human trafficking.
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Even if you’ve never seen Cravalho in a movie before, you’ve probably heard it: The 19-year-old Hawaiian actress made her debut as the voice of Disneys Moana in 2016. She’s now solidifying her place in Hollywood with leading roles in the next one. Amazon Prime The Power Series and in the Netflix teen film All Together Now, which dropped in August. Cravalho also generated a buzz in April when she went bisexual via TikTok.
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In preparation for her next titular role in the CW series Batwoman, Leslie, 33, took on muay thai. Leslie made waves in the entertainment industry when, following the sudden departure of then-leader Ruby Rose, it was announced that she would become the first black or bisexual actress to play Batwoman. I knew it was something so much bigger, and it kind of made me reevaluate (the role), Leslie says. Even though I’m doing something I love, I can change the world while I’m doing it. The new season begins in January 2021.
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Before Langford, 22, arrived in Hollywood, she handed out flyers in a mall while wearing an Elmo costume. The costume really does sweat, says the Australian actress. I think I got in trouble once because a kid dabbed and I dabbed. Due to her performance in 2019 as Tessa Young in the movie After, Langford won’t have to return to the Elmo costume anytime soon. Many say that after The series, based on the popular books by Anna Todd, is positioned to be the next Twilight. The sequel, After We Collided, premieres on September 2.
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I have never
Young, 22, had a minor role in Santa Clarita Diet, and her performance as a deadpan pharmacy clerk earned her a reputation as a certified stage thief. Now Young receives praise for overturning Asian American stereotypes in her portrayal of new coming-of-age comedy series from boy-obsessed boy-obsessed theater-lover Eleanor Wonga Mindy Kalings Never Have I Ever. The prolific actress says she also wants to write, produce and make her own films. During her forties, she worked on a 19th century western about a journey of Chinese heroines to save her long lost father.
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Photographer: Ben Duggan
Fashion Director and Stylist: Stefan Campbell
Leslie: Dion Xu Makeup / Sean Fears Hair
Baker: Tiffany Daughtery Hair, Celestine Agency / Kai Pritchard Makeup
Clove: Hair and Makeup Kelly Shew
Langford: Hair Clayton Hawkins, A-Frame Agency / Makeup Kristin Hilton
Young: Hair and Makeup Sarah Huggins