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She not only slayed critics with her riveting performance in her feature film debut, American Violet, it also opened up doors for Nicole Beharie to shine in films to come. Her next big role was in Steve McQueen's well-received Shame, where she portrayed Marianne, the co-worker turned love interest of the sex-addicted leading man, Brandon Sullivan (Michael Fassbender). The talented Floridian has also played in acclaimed films like the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and the stage production A Free Man of Color, alongside Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def. She currently takes on the lead role in Fox's supernatural police drama Sleepy Hollow.

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