One of the stars of the French feature film Girlhood who was plucked from the streets as a non-professional actor after being chosen from 300 other non-professionals.
She initially did not intend to audition for Girlhood, and was only going to the audition to keep some friends company.
She landed a starring role in the television film Danbé, Head Held High as a boxing champion.
She is from Barbes, Paris, France. Her parents are Mauretanian.
Girlhood prominently features the popular Rihanna song "Diamonds."