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Lashana Lynch Biography

Birth Place:
London, England
Actor, singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Was an aspiring singer/song-writer before turning to acting
  • Took part in several singing competitions as a teenager including Urban Voice, where she was a finalist in 2001
  • Five years later she made it to the final of UK Unsigned, where she won the singer/songwriter competition
  • Had just ten weeks to get into Olympic standard shape to play a top athlete in 2011 movie, Fast Girls and worked out for at least four hours daily
  • In 2015 appeared in the first stage version of Willy Russell's play Educating Rita that used black actors and took on the title role of Rita opposite actor Lenny Henry