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6 Things to Know About Simone Missick, Who Will Star as Marvel Superhero Misty Knight on Netflix

Avatar • Sep 27, 2016
Sources: IMDB.com, Marvel.com

Sources: IMDB.com, Marvel.com

It is not often that we see black woman superheroes on the screen, especially in a TV or web series. That is why emerging actress Simone Missick is making news for her upcoming role as Misty Knight in Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix.  Here are some facts about Missick and her superhero character.

1. Missick and her character have some bomb natural hair

Superheroine Misty Knight is typically drawn with an enormous, curly afro, and actress Simone Missick matches that visual perfectly. 

Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

2. The superheroine is a lead in the upcoming Luke Cage series

There will be no ‘five minutes of face time and that’s it’.  Missick will have a leading role as Misty Knight.

Source: Marvel.com

Source: Marvel.com

3. Like Knight, Missick has her own preternatural abilities

The superheroine was first mentioned in the 20th issue of Marvel Premiere (January 1975).  Her abilities include hand-to-hand combat from her previous training as a police officer and a bionic arm that gives her magnetism, and superhuman aim and strength.

Missick has even done some of her own stunts.

Missick laughs as she describes her preparation for the basketball scene, which takes place outside on a Harlem court and involves making a very impressive shot. There was a stunt double on-hand, but “they wanted me to be familiar with dribbling,” says Missick. Little did the crew know, Missick was captain of her varsity basketball team in high school. She made the basket on the first take, eliciting a major reaction from everyone on set. “Everyone was like ‘ohhhhhhh!’”DuJour

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Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

4. Missick is a Howard University alum

While at Howard, she studied theatre, which “solidified her passion for acting”.  She went on to graduate with a minor in Theatre Arts.

5. Simone Missick is married to fellow actor Dorian Missick

Dorian has starred in Southland and the romantic film Premium. They married in February 2012.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

6. Missick was born in the D (Detroit)

.. while her character, Knight, was born and raised in New York City.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

Source: https://www.instagram.com/simonemissick/

Don’t forget to support Missick in Netflix’s Luke’s Cage on September 30!

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the difference
the difference
4 years ago

I am living for this series, I suggest anyone who has not tuned in to do so! get the amazon trial and binge watch this and The Get Down. We have some great TV other there and Ms. Missack is representing hard!

DrSelina
DrSelina
4 years ago

I love this!! This sister is from Michigan (Like me) and went to HU (like me!!). Go ahead sister!!! HU!!!

Joy Villa
Joy Villa
4 years ago

She’s amazing! I love the show!

PENWAH
4 years ago

YOU KNOW I dont mean to start ANOTHER BIG BRAWL AGAIN BUT WOULDNT THIS GORGEOUS CAPEABLE CREATURE BEEN A PERFECTLY MAGNIFICENT CHOICE FOR NINA SIMONE?

leo
leo
4 years ago

I love her hair.

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