June 25, 2022

Afton Williamson Biography, Age, Net worth, Actor, Movies, Tv Shows, the last ship, News

Afton Williamson Biography

Afton Williamson is an American actress born on 17th July 1985 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. She is best known for her leading role as Police officer III Talia Bishop in the ABC series of The Rookie.

Afton Williamson Age

Afton Williamson is 34 years old as of 2018.

Afton Williamson Net worth

Afton Williamson has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Afton Williamson Education

Afton Williamson graduated from Eastern Michigan University where he received his degree in bachelor of Fine Arts. She went on did Master of Fine Arts degree from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

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Afton Williamson Actor

Afton Williamson started her acting career as understudy student to Kerry Washington in the 2010 Broadway play Race before succeeding in the role of Susan. She afterward made her television debut film appearing in the episode of The Good Wife. He later guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods, and Elementary.

She had a recurring roles on the CBS drama film of:  A Gifted Man which came from 2011 to 2012 as Autumn, and the first season of the television series Nashville as Makena. From 2014 to 2015, she had a regular role in the Cinemax network original series Banshee. In her film, she made her debut in the 2011 drama Pariah. In 2016, she was cast in a leading role on the VH1 drama series The Breaks. She starred as Officer Wiggins in the 2016 HBO miniseries The Night Of. In 2018, Williamson was cast in the ABC drama series The Rookie.

Afton Williamson Movies

Year

Title

Role

2019

Otherhood

Julia

2018

Write When You Get Work

Valamy Vega

2017

Finding Her

Tiffany Watson

2012

Man on a Ledge

Janice Ackerman

2012

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

Cassandra

2011

Pariah

Mika

Afton Williamson Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2018–present

The Rookie

Talia Bishop

2018

Shades of Blue

Katie Myers

2018

Bull

ADA Gabrielle Ramsden

2018

The Blacklist

Lulu

2017

The Breaks

Nikki

2016

The Night Of

Officer Wiggins

2015-2016

Blindspot

Kara Sloane

2015

Elementary

Shauna Scott

2014–2015

Banshee

Alison Medding

2013–2015

The Following

Haley Mercury / Kate

2012

Blue Bloods

Officer Perez

2012

Royal Pains

Heather Small

2012

Nashville

Makena

2011–2012

A Gifted Man

Autumn

2011

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Isabelle Wright

2011

Homeland

Helen Walker

2010

Da Brick

Rachel

2010

The Good Wife

Yarissa Morgan

Afton Williamson the last ship

The Last Ship begins its final voyage on September 9, and IGN has an exclusive first look at the new Season 5 trailer, which sees Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his former crew coming together for one last mission, with the fate of the world once again in the balance. “This season, the world is finally recovering from the deadly virus that devastated the population, but global political unrest remains. Tom Chandler (Dane) has retired and his former crew has scattered, many having risen in the ranks within the Navy. Sasha Cooper (Bridget Regan), Lieutenant Danny Green (Travis Van Winkle), SBS WO-N Wolf Taylor (Bren Foster) and Sergeant Azima Kandie (Jodie Turner Smith) are on a covert mission in Panama. When they are wrongly blamed for an attack on the Panamanian president, the consequences for the United States are dire. The Nathan James must fight to prevent invasion by Latin America — and the next world war.”

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By the time she hit her teens, Williamson who now stars on the new ABC police drama The Rookie, saw that there were real possibilities for her to have a career as an actress. She recalls, “I was in high school in my first drama class and I was just so excited because I had only done drama in church. This was the first time I was thinking I could be serious about this. Like ‘Can get paid for this?’” The difficulty of finding material she could connect with at times dampened her youthful enthusiasm.

One instance of seeking out material that resonated with her on a deeper level, reduced her to tears. “I was thinking, ‘There’s got to be something that reminds me of me’. I was there for hours and hours. I ended up crying on the phone to my mother,” she remembers. Eventually, the universe stepped in one day at her Toledo, Ohio high school in the form of Shange’s most famous play. “One day they told me to clean the back of the library and I came across this tiny little book. Something was blocking it so I kept pushing past the other books to get to it. I pulled it out and it was all wrinkled and it was called For Colored Girls… There was a girl on the cover that looked just like me.

I read it through my break and ended up getting in trouble! I read this book maybe seven times until the time I decided to direct it when I was at Eastern Michigan University.” Her decision to direct the play was rooted in pure faith, love and passion. Williamson knew there was a very slim chance that at her very predominantly white Midwestern university, an opportunity to do this play would just come along. She decided to put on the production and direct it herself. “I decided for the first time, I would not be in the limelight. It was the most powerful thing I’ve ever been involved in, directing that play.”

The actress takes that unshakeable confidence and indomitable spirit into her new role as police officer Talia Bishop on The Rookie. Though she has played a police officer in another role (as Wiggins on The Night Of), this is physically her toughest role to date. “We had two weeks intense tactical training for both the pilot and the series. We  did ride alongs, we sat in on roll calls with the LAPD. I didn’t know how hard their job was,” she marvels. “I’m a martial artist, I taught kickboxing, Krav Maga but,” she laughs, “I have never been as physical as I have been as working on The Rookie!”

The show, which follows the lives of a trio of rookie cops (one of whom is a middle-aged man basically starting life over) and their new colleagues is more than just action. “Cops are human. Being a cop is what they do. I would hate for someone to define me as just an actor,” she said. So Talia is a woman who is about her business. She is Type A though her heart is so doggone big, it clouds that sometimes. “I’m blessed we’re doing an intricately written, character driven show that’s about amazing people who happen to be in the LAPD. It’s not a show about cops who happen to be people.”

She is also excited about the number of women of color involved in The Rookienot only on screen but also behind the scenes. “When you’re brown while walking with a vagina you always make the time to make sure you’re up on everything that looks like you because for a long time there was only A or B. Now there is a plethora. The DP [Director of Photography] on our show is a Black woman. Our basecamp AD is a Black woman. All these beautiful Black women come in as guest stars.” She finishes, “It’s just nice to be a part of all that!”

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