Lashana Lynch

Actor Biography

Lashana Lynch is a vibrant and diversely talented actress, making her mark as a promising performer across film, television and stage.

Lynch will next be seen in Shonda Rhimes' ABC drama series, "Still Star-Crossed," in the leading role of Rosaline Capulet. Based on Melinda Taub's book of the same name, the series follows Rosaline, Juliet's cousin in 16th century Verona, who is betrothed to Benvolio Montague against their will by Prince Escalus, in order to end the feud between the two families. ABC will debut the series on May 29th.

Lynch made her film debut in the 2011 drama film "Fast Girls," co-starring Lily James and Lenora Crichlow. The film follows the story of two women as they become professional sprinters and join the British relay team for a World Championship event. She later starred in "The 7.39," a British television dramatic film, written by David Nicholls, which aired in two parts on BBC One in 2014. In 2016, she was seen in Noel Clarke's "Brotherhood."

On television, Lynch has also appeared in "Silent Witness," a crime-drama series on BBC One; "Death in Paradise," a crime comedy-drama series also airing on BBC One; "Atlantis," a BBC fantasy-adventure TV series, and "Crims," a comedy series on BBC Three in 2015.

On stage, Lynch most recently starred in "A Profoundly Affectionate, Passionate Devotion to Someone (-noun)," written and directed by Debbie Tucker Green, at the Royal Court in London. She also recently gained rave reviews for her performance in "Educating Rita" at the Chichester Festival Theater, where she played the iconic title role opposite Sir Lenny Henry. She is also well known for her role as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" for the Royal National Theatre's "The Shed."

Lynch is a Laurence Olivier Bursary Award winner, an award given to outstanding students at the end of their second year of drama school. She is a graduate of Arts Educational Schools, London.