Lashana Lynch Biography
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Also Known As: Lashana Rasheda Lynch
Born in: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Famous as: Actress
City: London, England
education: Arts Educational Schools London, Sylvia Young Theatre School
Lashana Lynch is an English actor who earned fame for portraying the role of ‘Air Force’ pilot ‘Maria Rambeau’ in the movie 'Captain Marvel.' She had previously gained recognition for her performance as ‘Rosaline Capulet’ in the ‘ABC’ period-drama series 'Still Star-Crossed.’ Some of her other notable films are 'Fast Girls,’ 'Powder Room,' and 'Brotherhood.’ She appeared in guest roles in TV series such as 'Silent Witness,’ 'Atlantis,’ 'Death in Paradise,’ 'Crims,’ and 'Doctors.’ She currently plays a recurring role in the British drama series 'Bulletproof' and is preparing for the role of ‘Agent 355’ in the upcoming TV series 'Y.’ She has also been cast in the upcoming British spy film 'Bond 25,’ the 25th installment of the ‘James Bond’ film series, which will see Daniel Craig in his fifth and final appearance as the iconic secret agent. Also a playwright, she wrote the short play 'Cross Words,' which was produced on stage in London.
- Lashana Lynch began her career in the London theater scene. She often portrayed unconventional roles, such as ‘Tybalt’ in 'Romeo and Juliet,’ which is a male character, or ‘Rita’ in 'Educating Rita.’ She made her TV debut with an episode of the series 'The Bill' in 2007. Five years later, she made her film debut in the role of ‘Belle Newman’ in the drama movie 'Fast Girls.’ In the following years, she continued to appear in British films such as 'Powder Room' and 'Brotherhood' and TV series such as 'Silent Witness,’ 'Atlantis,’ 'Death in Paradise,’ 'Crims,’ and 'Doctors.’ She also had a supporting role in the TV movie 'The 7.39.’ She entered the American film industry in 2017, when she was cast as ‘Rosaline Capulet,’ the female lead, in the series 'Still Star-Crossed.’ While the series was short-lived, she was praised for her role and gained popularity with the American audience. Her career reached new heights in 2019, when she appeared as fighter pilot ‘Maria Rambeau,’ a single mother and the best friend of protagonist ‘Carol Danvers,’ in the superhero movie 'Captain Marvel.’ Her warm, witty, and daring character was specifically developed for the film. It allowed her to pay homage to her own single mother. However, this was just the beginning of her flourishing career, as she has now been cast as a “Bond girl,” alongside Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, and Naomie Harris, in the upcoming installment of the ‘James Bond’ series, tentatively titled 'Bond 25.’ She will also portray the main role of ‘Agent 355’ in the upcoming TV series 'Y,’ based on the comic-book series 'Y: The Last Man,’ written by Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
- While Lashana Lynch is currently known for her portrayal of fighter pilot ‘Maria Rambeau,’ friend of ‘Carol Danvers,’ she was not the first choice to play the character in the blockbuster movie 'Captain Marvel.’ DeWanda Wise, known for her role of ‘Nola Darling’ in the ‘Netflix’ series 'She's Gotta Have It,’ was originally cast as ‘Maria Rambeau.’ However, she revealed in March 2018 that she would not be able to take up the assignment due to schedule conflicts with the second season of 'She's Gotta Have It.’ Around the same time, it was revealed that Lynch was in talks with the studio to replace Wise.
- Interestingly, Lashana Lynch initially wanted to pursue a career in singing and had enrolled in a music course at ‘The Sylvia Young Theatre School.’ A teacher there had convinced her to take up an acting course, too, because singing and acting go hand-in-hand. She also thought that acting would do better justice to her talent. She wrote a play about a young poet falling in love with a boy, titled 'Cross Words,’ which witnessed her attempt at shattering stereotypes. The play has been staged in London.
- Lashana Rasheda Lynch was born on November 27, 1987, in Hammersmith, London, England, UK, to parents of Jamaican origin. She was raised by a single mother. She earned her bachelor's degree in acting from the ‘Arts Educational Schools’ (‘ArtsEd’), London, in 2010. In 2009, during her second year at ‘ArtsEd,’ she received the ‘Laurence Olivier Bursary’ from the ‘Society of London Theatre.’
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