Aja Naomi King is an American actress from Walnut, California.
She appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Dr. Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens M.D. King has recently played Ali Henslee on Black Box, and Cherry in the movie The Birth of a Nation. Aja can currently be seen playing the role of Michaela Pratt on the ABC TV series How to Get Away with Murder.