At just fifteen years old, award-winning actor Shahadi Wright Joseph has quickly become known in the entertainment industry for the diverse and dynamic characters she has brought to life on the stage and screen. This year, Joseph can be seen starring as Ruby Emory in the upcoming Amazon Original series, Them.
In film, Joseph was most recently seen starring in Universal Pictures’ critically acclaimed horror/thriller film Us, opposite Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, the film follows a family who takes a seemingly harmless vacation to Santa Cruz, California, only to find themselves fending for their lives against their psychotic doppelgängers. Joseph was a scene-stealer as Zora Wilson, the daughter to Gabe (Duke) and Adelaide (Nyong’o) and sister to Jason (Evan Alex). Us was nominated for a handful of prestigious awards, with Joseph landing her first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Breakthrough Perform