Lashana Lynch is a talented British actor who has been making waves in the entertainment industry in recents years. Her remarkable performances in both movies and television shows have shown a range in acting ability far beyond her years. Whether it is holding her own on screen with 007 himself (and in turn, becoming the first female 007) or wielding a mighty weapon with an equally mighty heart in The Woman King, her range of acting shows no limit.
Lynch’s movie roles have also garnered critical acclaim. She was singled out by many for her performance in Marvel’s Captain Marvel movie. So much so, that she is now returning to reprise her role in the follow up movie (The Marvels) later this year.
Lashana Lynch is certainly one to watch on the silver screen, and the following roles in these various movies highlight why she has now arrived and is here to stay.
Blavity ranks Lynch’s most notable movies and TV roles to date. Get to know this versatile, strong Black actor as she prepares for more to come soon.
1. The Woman King (2022)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
In The Woman King (2022), Lynch plays the role of Nanisca, a skilled warrior and general of an all-female military unit in the Kingdom of Dahomey (modern-day Benin) during the 18th century. Nanisca’s character is central to the film’s narrative, as she leads her soldiers in a battle against French colonial forces, defending her kingdom and people. The film explores themes of bravery, resilience, and the fierce determination of women in a historical context, with Lynch delivering a powerful and captivating performance in this significant role.The success amongst critics and audiences alike made this a breakout role for Lynch.
2. Captain Marvel (2019)
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Lashana Lynch made a significant breakthrough in her career with her role as Maria Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain Marvel. Her portrayal of Carol Danvers’ loyal friend and fellow pilot earned her praise for her emotional depth and strong on-screen chemistry with Brie Larson. Maria is a former U.S. Air Force pilot who shares a strong bond with Carol due to their shared military background. Throughout the film, Maria’s character provides emotional support and plays a significant role in Carol’s journey of self-discovery, making her an essential and grounding presence in the movie.
3. No Time to Die (2021)
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
In the 25th installment of the iconic James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, Lynch took on the role of Nomi, a fellow MI6 agent. Her inclusion marked a historic moment as she became the first Black woman to portray a 00 agent (and more importantly, 007). Lynch’s performance was widely appreciated, and the film received positive reviews for its action sequences and storytelling.
4. Still Star-Crossed (2017)
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Lynch appeared in the ABC drama series Still Star-Crossed, a historical drama that explores the aftermath of the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. She played the role of Rosaline Capulet, a strong-willed character caught in the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. While the show had a relatively short run, Lynch’s performance was a standout.
5. Bulletproof (2018 – 2021)
Lashana Lynch joined the cast of the British television series Bulletproof as Detective Inspector Arjana Pike. The show follows two childhood friends who are now working as undercover detectives in London. Lynch’s character adds depth to the series, and her portrayal has been well-received by viewers.
Lashana Lynch is undoubtedly a rising star in Hollywood, and her career continues to ascend as she takes on diverse roles that showcase her acting prowess. From her groundbreaking role in Captain Marvel to her historic portrayal in No Time to Die, Lynch has proven her ability to shine in both blockbuster franchises and television dramas. With a growing list of accolades and a promising future ahead, she is an actress to watch out for in the coming years. Be sure to keep an eye on her upcoming projects as she continues to make her mark in the entertainment world.