Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz is a German born, American actress best known for the role of Vanessa on Atlanta. In 2016 she also appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy. Performing in community theaters and local stages since childhood, Zazie found her joy in grade school and grew up acting as a girl. A German-born New York native, Zazie was raised between Washington Heights and Berlin, speaking both German and English with her family at home. She received training from the Harlem School of the Arts and LaGuardia Arts Highschool, but took time to study French, feel fancy, and live in Paris during her time at Skidmore College. Theater continued to live alongside her love for language and travel, so upon graduating in 2013, she decided to muster up her courage and pursue a career in performing. Living in Harlem now, she has since had the opportunity to work on various New York films and is happy to find herself on diverse sets, with all kinds of colorful people- navigating her way as a working actress. She has studied with Will Bond and Gameela Wright, collaborated with director Bart Freundlich, and will be starring in Donald Glover’s upcoming television series! Zazie is proud to be a part of this unconventional but beautiful community of performers, and has her heart open for whatever is to come.

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Wolves (2016)

Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Taylor John Smith  •  Carla Gugino  •  Chris Bauer

Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Taylor John Smith  •  Carla Gugino  •  Chris Bauer

Applesauce (2015)

Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and share their stories. When one night he asks people to share the worst thing they’ve ever done, high school teacher Ron Welz can't resist. Big mistake—what he reveals sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Onur Tukel
CAST:  Max Casella  •  Trieste Kelly Dunn  •  Jennifer Prediger  •  Onur Tukel

Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and share their stories. When one night he asks people to share the worst thing they’ve ever done, high school teacher Ron Welz can't resist. Big mistake—what he reveals sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Onur Tukel
CAST:  Max Casella  •  Trieste Kelly Dunn  •  Jennifer Prediger  •  Onur Tukel

James White (2015)

James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Mond
CAST:  Christopher Abbott  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Kid Cudi  •  Ron Livingston

James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Mond
CAST:  Christopher Abbott  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Kid Cudi  •  Ron Livingston

Dead Pigs (2018)

A pig farmer, a busboy, a salon owner, an expat architect and a jaded rich girl cross paths as thousands of dead pigs float down the Yangtze River toward Shanghai.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cathy Yan
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Haoyu Yang  •  Mason Lee  •  Li Meng

A pig farmer, a busboy, a salon owner, an expat architect and a jaded rich girl cross paths as thousands of dead pigs float down the Yangtze River toward Shanghai.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cathy Yan
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Haoyu Yang  •  Mason Lee  •  Li Meng

Sollers Point (2017)

Keith, a small-time drug dealer is under house arrest at the home of his father in Baltimore. He re-enters a community scarred by unemployment, neglect and deeply entrenched segregation. There, he pushes back against his surrounding limitations as he tries to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Porterfield
CAST:  McCaul Lombardi  •  Jim Belushi  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Ashley Shelton

Keith, a small-time drug dealer is under house arrest at the home of his father in Baltimore. He re-enters a community scarred by unemployment, neglect and deeply entrenched segregation. There, he pushes back against his surrounding limitations as he tries to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Porterfield
CAST:  McCaul Lombardi  •  Jim Belushi  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Ashley Shelton

Geostorm (2017)

FuturisticThrillingFast pacedAction-packed

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Devlin
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Abbie Cornish

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Devlin
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Abbie Cornish

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leitch
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Josh Brolin  •  Morena Baccarin  •  Zazie Beetz

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leitch
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Josh Brolin  •  Morena Baccarin  •  Zazie Beetz

Houseplants (2017)

As a couple moves in together, full of hope and worry, their day is unexpectedly interrupted by the ghosts of former relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prashanth Kamalakanthan
CAST:  David Rysdahl  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Sophie Traub  •  Lio Mehiel

As a couple moves in together, full of hope and worry, their day is unexpectedly interrupted by the ghosts of former relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prashanth Kamalakanthan
CAST:  David Rysdahl  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Sophie Traub  •  Lio Mehiel

Slice (2018)

In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Austin Vesely
CAST:  Chance the Rapper  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Katherine Cunningham  •  Will Brill

In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Austin Vesely
CAST:  Chance the Rapper  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Katherine Cunningham  •  Will Brill

Wounds (2019)

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Babak Anvari
CAST:  Armie Hammer  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Karl Glusman

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Babak Anvari
CAST:  Armie Hammer  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Karl Glusman

Once Upon a Deadpool (2018)

A kidnapped Fred Savage is forced to endure Deadpool's PG-13 rendition of Deadpool 2 as a Princess Bride-esque story that's full of magic, wonder & zero F's.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leitch
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Fred Savage  •  Josh Brolin  •  Zazie Beetz

A kidnapped Fred Savage is forced to endure Deadpool's PG-13 rendition of Deadpool 2 as a Princess Bride-esque story that's full of magic, wonder & zero F's.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leitch
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Fred Savage  •  Josh Brolin  •  Zazie Beetz

High Flying Bird (2019)

During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  André Holland  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Melvin Gregg  •  Jeryl Prescott

During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  André Holland  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Melvin Gregg  •  Jeryl Prescott

Seberg (2019)

An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benedict Andrews
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Vince Vaughn

An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benedict Andrews
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Vince Vaughn

Nine Days (2020)

A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edson Oda
CAST:  Winston Duke  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Benedict Wong  •  Bill Skarsgård

A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edson Oda
CAST:  Winston Duke  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Benedict Wong  •  Bill Skarsgård

Joker (2019)

IntenseDarkThought provokingGripping

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Robert De Niro  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Frances Conroy

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Robert De Niro  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Frances Conroy

Lucy in the Sky (2019)

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Hawley
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jon Hamm  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Dan Stevens

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Hawley
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jon Hamm  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Dan Stevens

Extinct (2021)

The original adventure-comedy follows Op and Ed, two adorable donut-shaped animals -- FLUMMELS -- who accidentally time-travel from 1835 to modern-day Shanghai. There they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. It's up to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Zazie Beetz  •  Alex Borstein  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Adam Devine

The original adventure-comedy follows Op and Ed, two adorable donut-shaped animals -- FLUMMELS -- who accidentally time-travel from 1835 to modern-day Shanghai. There they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. It's up to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Zazie Beetz  •  Alex Borstein  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Adam Devine

Bullet Train

Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leitch
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Joey King  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Andrew Koji

Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leitch
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Joey King  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Andrew Koji

Still Here (2020)

Christian Baker, a young New York journalist from The Chronicle, gets assigned to a social story about the disappearance of Monique Watson, a 12 years old African-American girl from Brooklyn. Trying to get the assignment behind, he quickly and poorly researches the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vlad Feier
CAST:  Johnny Whitworth  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Maurice McRae  •  Afton Williamson

Christian Baker, a young New York journalist from The Chronicle, gets assigned to a social story about the disappearance of Monique Watson, a 12 years old African-American girl from Brooklyn. Trying to get the assignment behind, he quickly and poorly researches the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vlad Feier
CAST:  Johnny Whitworth  •  Zazie Beetz  •  Maurice McRae  •  Afton Williamson

The Harder They Fall

When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeymes Samuel
CAST:  Jonathan Majors  •  Idris Elba  •  Lakeith Stanfield  •  Zazie Beetz

When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeymes Samuel
CAST:  Jonathan Majors  •  Idris Elba  •  Lakeith Stanfield  •  Zazie Beetz
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