Aja Naomi King is an American actress best known for her starring role as the gorgeous and popular first-year surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson, who just happens to be Emily's high school nemesis, in the medical drama television series Emily Owens, M.D..
King can be seen in a lead role in the feature film Four, produced by Neil LaBute, which premiered at The LA Film Festival and where she and the cast won Best Performance.
She can also be seen in Whit Stillman's feature Damsels in Distress, as well as the film 36 Saints, described as "Seven meets The Da Vinci Code".
She has also appeared on the small screen in Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, The Blacklist, Black Box and Deadbeat; as well as the Shonda Rhimes pilot How to Get Away with Murder.
King is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
In 2014 she began a starring role in the legal thriller series How to Get Away with Murder as Michaela Pratt, an ambitious student who wants to be successful like Annalise.