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Aja Naomi King

American,  Actress
Total Quotes : 63
Love Amazing I Love

Being on a show with a female lead is amazing for me. I love that.

- Aja Naomi King

Play Career Telling

By high school, I was telling everyone, 'Oh, I'm going to be a doctor when I grow up,' because my dad was always saying to me, 'Pick a career path where you're always going to be necessary.' But by junior year, I was president of choir, I was the lead in the school play, and I just loved being onstage performing.

- Aja Naomi King

Color Think Means

Diversity is such an interesting word. I feel like when people hear the word 'diversity,' they think that it means only people of color, when in reality, diversity is all-inclusive; it means everyone.

- Aja Naomi King

Hair Going Should

A man should be well groomed. If you're going to have facial hair, it should be a choice, not an accident.

- Aja Naomi King

Proud Artist Want

Create something for yourself that you feel proud of, that you are in control of, that gives you a better understanding of the type of artist you want to be.

- Aja Naomi King

Love Father Tell

I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.

- Aja Naomi King

Going Other Read

Back when people couldn't read, other people would take newspapers and turn them into theater so that people would know what was going on in the world. That is a powerful thing.

- Aja Naomi King

Touch Just Controlling

I can be just a touch controlling!

- Aja Naomi King

Love Woman Another

I love the powerful woman who's complicated. There's no push to be one thing or another thing. It's all human. That's what you look for as an actor: characters written and portrayed in the most human way possible.

- Aja Naomi King

Smiling Over Best Way

A man can get my attention by smiling at me and then coming over and talking to me. The best way to get a girl's attention is to start a conversation.

- Aja Naomi King

Work Feel Express

As artists, we thrive when we can express our comfort and our discomfort. If a certain scene is really challenging for us, if we're in an environment where we feel safe, we're able to do our work.

- Aja Naomi King

Woman Think Always

I always think - when I get mad, and people say, 'Don't be the angry black woman' - it's like, well, why not? There's so much to be angry about.

- Aja Naomi King

Insurance Wallet Lovely

I have a lovely light blue Kate Spade wallet. It has pockets for many credit cards, business cards, health insurance cards, and a Burke Williams card for when I want to go to the spa!

- Aja Naomi King

Phone Everything

I do everything on my phone!

- Aja Naomi King

Love Woman Show

When I was younger, it was harder for me to find a black eyeliner that would actually show up on my skin. Being a dark-skinned woman, when you find something that actually shows up on your face, you love it even more.

- Aja Naomi King

Almost Roles Around

The problem of sexism is getting better, but I don't know if it's getting better fast enough. We see more roles for women that don't entirely revolve around the way in which they function in a man's life, but typically those women are almost always white, and even then, there are only a few of them.

- Aja Naomi King

Love Girl Viola

I have a girl crush on Olivia Munn so much, especially on 'Newsroom.' And Cara Delevingne, but who doesn't love her face? Viola Davis is my acting crush.

- Aja Naomi King

My Own Own Allow

I was getting in my own way. I would quit jobs and step out on hope and faith, and pray to God that I would book something that would allow me to just continue to act.

- Aja Naomi King

Love Big Deal

It's such a big deal, the notion that these enslaved Africans had marriages and children... because therein lies our humanity, our capacity for love.

- Aja Naomi King

Trust Learn Been

I'm a little bit of a control freak, so it's been nice to learn to let go and just trust others.

- Aja Naomi King