Actress best known for her appearance as Naevia on the Starz TV series Spartacus. She is also best known for her recurring role as Amanda Waller on the CW TV series Arrow.
She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater. She then studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, becoming versed in various styles of dance.
She was born in London to a Ghanian-born mother and US-born father. At the age of 4, she moved with her mother to a suburb of Washington, D.C., where she was raised.
She appeared in the 2011 film Colombiana as Zoe Saldana's mother.