Javicia Leslie is Crowned The New Batwoman
Javicia Leslie will assume the role of Batwoman in season two of the CW show. Leslie is the first Black woman to portray a live-action version of Batwoman on television and film. Leslie stated,
"I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl."
Leslie was born into a military family in Ausburg, Germany. Her family moved to Maryland, where she grew up in Upper Maryland and she attended Hampton University. She is trained in Muay Thai and is vegan. After graduating, she moved to L.A. to pursue acting. Leslie has appeared in The Family Business, Always a Bridesmaid and God Friended Me.
She is playing the title role Batwoman/Ryan Wilder, who is described as likable, messy, a little goofy ahnd untamed. Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: Highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. She is not your stereotypical All-American hero. The series will make its return in January 2021.