While directing and other production aspects of a show are important, the actors are what make the characters come to life. Here’s the cast of the CW’s newest show, Black Lightning, premiering sometime during the 2017-18 season.
Role: Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
Place of birth: Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Notable previous shows: Beverly Hills, 90210, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie
Interesting fact: Williams acted in his school’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello while enrolled at Fullerton College. He later attended UCLA.
China Anne McClaine
Role: Jennifer Pierce, Jefferson’s younger daughter
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Notable previous shows: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, A.N.T. Farm, Sing Your Face Off
Interesting Fact: McClaine won the first season of ABC’s Sing Your Face Off at age 15. She was the youngest contestant on the show.
Role: Anissa Pierce, Jefferson’s older daughter
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Notable previous shows: Code Black, One Life to Live, Twin Peaks
Interesting fact: Williams voiced a character named Tiffany Rasberry for the NBA 2K17 video game.
Role: Lynn Pierce, Jefferson’s ex-wife
Place of birth: London, England
Notable previous shows: Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Who
Interesting fact: Adams attended Middlesex University in London. She now lives in Los Angeles along with her husband and daughters.
Written by, Bryan Nakata, CW11 Seattle Summer Intern
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