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 is 38 years old as of 2023.

Williamson Net worth

Afton Williamson has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023.

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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 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








Write When You Get Work

Valamy Vega


Finding Her

Tiffany Watson


Man on a Ledge

Janice Ackerman


Abducted: The Carlina White Story





Tv Shows





The Rookie

Talia Bishop


Shades of Blue

Katie Myers



ADA Gabrielle Ramsden


The Blacklist



The Breaks



The Night Of

Officer Wiggins



Kara Sloane



Shauna Scott



Alison Medding


The Following

Haley Mercury / Kate


Blue Bloods

Officer Perez


Royal Pains

Heather Small





A Gifted Man



Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Isabelle Wright



Helen Walker


Da Brick



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 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 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.

 Being a Cop

“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!”