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Javicia Leslie Is Kicking Butt As Hollywood's First Live-Action Black Batwoman

Hypebae
 2021-04-30

Cover picture for the articleWho would have thought that a DMV native’s journey to Hollywood stardom would include graduating from Hampton University, working a government job in her local area, and then fearlessly packing up her belongings to head to the city of Los Angeles? With the power of manifestation and hard work, this was only the tip of the iceberg for Javicia Leslie. Leslie has been on Netflix series Always a Bridesmaid alongside Black Lightning’s Jordan Calloway, as well as critically acclaimed BET+ series The Family Business by Carl Weber, but her role as Batwoman’s Ryan Wilder has broken grounds in Hollywood as she became the first Black Batwoman on live-action television.

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