Michaela PrattPlayed by Aja Naomi King
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? That will prove more difficult.
Aja Naomi King currently stars as Michaela Pratt in the hit ABC drama "How to Get Away with Murder." Other recent work includes The Weinstein Company's "The Upside," opposite Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman and Bryan Cranston; a lead role in Fox Searchlight's "The Birth of a Nation," opposite Nate Parker and Armie Hammer, which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. King has also appeared as the leading role in the feature film Reversion, as well as Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress," "The Rewrite for Castle Rock," with Hugh Grant; and a lead role in Christopher Shinn's "Four," opposite Wendell Pierce.
Television credits include series regular roles in the "The Onion News Empire" for Amazon, and CW series "Emily Owens M.D." Notable guest appearances include "Bojack Horseman" for Netflix, "The Blacklist," "Blue Bloods," "Person of Interest" and a season-long arc on the ABC drama "Black Box."
On stage King has portrayed Camae in Katori Hall's play "The Mountaintop," for L.A. Theatre Works and its live audio theater program.
Aja receieved the "Shining Star" award at the 2017 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards, a 2017 NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film, a 2016 Elle Women in Hollywood Award, and a Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards.
King is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.