Model and actress who landed her breakthrough movie role as the titular Queen in the 2019 film Queen & Slim. She was previously featured in 2016's The Neon Demon and 2018's Nightflyers. She was also a mainstay on the TNT series The Last Ship in the role of Sgt. Azima Kandie.
She was employed as a banker while living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was convinced to become a model after meeting Pharrell Williams through a mutual friend.
Her acting debut was as a siren in the HBO fantasy series True Blood.
She was born in the UK to Jamaican parents and was the only one of her siblings not born in Jamaica. She began a relationship with fellow actor Joshua Jackson.