Nobody wants to impress Professor Annalise Keating more than Michaela Pratt. In fact, she doesn’t just want to impress her… she wants to be her. Michaela is an ambitious overachiever who was born knowing how to “lean in,” and she has the stellar resume and successful fiancé to prove it. Always the first person to raise her hand in class, Michaela is exceedingly over prepared and ready to amaze any professor or person of authority. But Annalise Keating? Will prove more difficult.
Aja Naomi King has appeared in films including Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress, soon to be released, The Reluctant Professor for Castle Rock with Hugh Grant, and a lead role in Christopher Shinn's FOUR opposite Wendell Pierce. Aja's television credits include series regular roles in The Onion News Empire for Amazon and Emily Owens M.D.
Her notable guest appearances include, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest and a season long arc on the ABC's drama Black Box. King's theatre credits include Edgewise (Walkerspace Theatre) and Good Goods (Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center).
She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.