5 things you need to know about Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz

By Meaghan Wray

Ryan Reynolds finally gave the world a sneak peek at Deadpool 2's newest cast member with a Tweet on July 31. The 40-year-old actor shared a photo of the gorgeous Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the hotly anticipated action flick. She’s pictured wearing a skin-tight ensemble laying on top of Deadpool. Ryan captioned it, “Some people just know how to work a red carpet.” Clearly, he’s definitely in support of this casting choice!

Now that filming for the sequel is underway, the world is buzzing about Zazie! Here are five things you need to know about the newest member of the Marvel family.

She stars in the hit drama Atlanta

You may recognize Zazie's gorgeous face from the popular FX show Atlanta. The actress masterfully plays Van, a young mother in a tricky love affair with leading man Donald Glover, the father of her child. The hit show scored the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Movie or Comedy in 2016 and is up for six trophies at next month's Emmys.


Zazie stars opposite Donald Glover in TV's Atlanta.

Her relationship with actor beau David Rysdahl is adorable

The couple keeps their romance hush-hush but have reportedly been dating for about a year. They recently took a trip to China together and appeared arm-in-arm on the red carpet for the premiere of David’s film The Revival. David is currently with his ladylove in Vancouver, where Deadpool 2 is filming.

Let me tell you, the best club is the couch. I love you @davidrysdahl

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She’s an outspoken activist

A quick scroll through the actress’ Instagram will tell you something very important: She’s a fierce feminist and social activist, who isn’t afraid of voicing her opinion. She was one of many famous faces who joined the Women’s March in January.

Silence is violence #womensmarch

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She’s very family-oriented

Zazie was born in Germany in 1991, and still has a lot of family living overseas. While distance does make the heart grow fonder, the actress often Skypes her grandparents while she’s working in North America—and shares photos of it on her Instagram. How cute!

Hallo Oma!

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She is quickly becoming a style star

Zazie's unique fashion sense sets her apart from other stars on the red carpet. She makes ball gowns and column dresses look effortlessly chic by paring down over-the-top accessories and jewels. We can't wait to see what she wears on the press tour for Deadpool 2.

Zazie at the Golden Globes (L) and 48th NAACP Image Awards.

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