Lashana Lynch (born November 27, 1987) is a skilled British actress known for her notable performances as MI6 agent Nomi in the James Bond film “No Time to Die” and the character of Izoghie in “The Woman King.” Her exceptional acting talent has earned her multiple nominations and awards, including the prestigious BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2022 and other notable honors.
Early Life & Education
Lashana Lynch was born on November 27, 1987, in Hammersmith, London, to parents of Caribbean heritage. She spent her early years in London and attended Twyford CofE High School, where she developed an interest in acting.
After completing high school, Lynch enrolled at the ArtsEd drama school in London, where she honed her acting skills and gained valuable experience in various theatrical productions. Her passion for acting and dedication to her craft earned her the prestigious Laurence Olivier Bursary from the Society of London Theatre during her second year at ArtsEd in 2009. This early recognition helped pave the way for her successful career in acting.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in acting from ArtsEd in London in 2010.
Lynch made her acting debut in the drama film “Fast Girls” (2012), showcased at the Cannes Film Festival the same year. In the movie, she portrayed a member of the British athletic squad selected for the World Athletics Championships.
Lynch later starred in the BBC television movie “The 7.39” alongside David Morrissey, Olivia Colman, and Sheridan Smith. She made appearances in TV shows such as “Silent Witness” and “Death in Paradise,” and in 2015, she was part of the cast for the BBC comedy “Crims.” The same year, Lynch performed in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Willy Russell‘s “Educating Rita,” playing the lead role opposite Lenny Henry. Her performance was praised as “dazzlingly new” by The Guardian.
In 2016, Lynch was chosen by Shonda Rhimes to play the lead role of Rosaline Capulet in the American historical drama “Still Star-Crossed.” In 2018, she appeared as Agent 355 in the pilot episode of the TV series “Y: The Last Man,” but was later replaced by Ashley Romans. In 2019, she played Maria Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Captain Marvel” movie. Her character is a single mother and an Air Force pilot who becomes a significant figure in the MCU.
Lynch also appeared in the British science fiction comedy “The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud,” alongside Scott Adkins and John Hannah.
Introducing a female 007 agent in the Bond franchise made global headlines. In 2020, Lynch won an award at the Black Women in Hollywood Awards, along with Niecy Nash and Melina Matsoukas. The following year, she played the role of Nomi, the new 007 agents, in the James Bond movie “No Time to Die,” alongside Daniel Craig.
In 2022, Lynch repeated her role as Maria Rambeau from “Captain Marvel” on Earth-838 in the movie “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” where her character becomes Captain Marvel on that planet.
In 2022, Lynch played the role of Izoghie in the movie “The Woman King” where she played the role of a dedicated warrior along Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Viola Davis, John Boyega, Adrienne Warren and many other talented actors.
- Fast Girls
- Powder Room
- Captain Marvel
- The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud
- No Time to Die
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- The Woman King
- Matilda the Musical
Lashana Lynch is a private person who has not shared much information about her life with the media. However, she has spoken about her Jamaican roots and how her heritage has influenced her attitude and confidence.
In an interview, she mentioned that her family’s Jamaican background was essential to her upbringing, and she felt proud of it. She has also emphasized the importance of having a supportive family who has helped her succeed personally and professionally. Although there have been rumors about her sexual orientation, she has not publicly confirmed or denied them.
Lashana Lynch has kept her personal life private and made no public statement about her current relationship status. There have been rumors about her sexual orientation, including speculation that she may be a lesbian.
Lynch was rumored to have been romantically involved with Nigerian-British film producer and director Damila Adelaja, known professionally as D-Boy.
Additionally, she was reportedly in a relationship with John Boyega in 2012. However, Lynch has not confirmed any of these rumors and prefers to keep her personal life out of the spotlight.
Lashana Lynch stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm). She has an athletic physique and weighs approximately 62 kilograms (134 pounds).
Lashana Lynch is a highly accomplished British actress who has made a name for herself in the film industry and has an estimated net worth of $11 million.