Azie Tesfai is an American actress and entrepreneur.
She is known for her television roles, including Jane The Virgin.
Early life and education
Tesfai was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Eritrean immigrants. She is an only child. Tesfai received a degree in business administration from UC Berkeley. While at Berkeley she began attending auditions and acting classes.
Tesfai's first role was Cherry Milton in Wicked Wicked Games on FOX, where she appeared in 30 episodes over two seasons. She has appeared in Melrose Place, Law & Order: SVU, Franklin & Bash and Royal Pains. In 2014 she was cast as recurring detective Nadine Hanson in the CW's Jane The Virgin. She appeared in season 3 of Silicon Valley in 2016.
She was cast as Kelly Olsen, the sister of DC Comics character James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), on the fourth season of The CW series Supergirl. Prior to her debut appearance in the fourth season, it was announced that Tesfai would be promoted to series regular for the fifth season.
|2006-2007||Wicked Wicked Games||Cherry Milton||Main (30 episodes)|
|2007||Sands of Oblivion||Jamie||(TV Movie)|
|2008||The Cleaner||Ananda||Guest (1 episode)|
|2009||Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead||Zadeska||(Movie)|
|2009-2010||Melrose Place||Nurse Mandy||Guest (3 episodes)|
|2010||Acts of Violence||Betsy||(Movie)|
|15 Minutes||Arora||(TV Movie)|
|Nathan vs. Nurture||Julie||(TV Movie)|
|2011||Two for Hollywood||Vicky||(Short)|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kendra||Guest (1 episode)|
|2012||Harry's Law||Debbie||Guest (1 episode)|
|This American Housewife||Nellie Swift||Guest (1 episode)|
|Breakout Kings||Chelsea||Guest (2 episodes)|
|2014||Franklin & Bash||Meg||Guest (4 episodes)|
|2014-2016||Jane The Virgin||Nadine Hanson||Recurring (21 episodes, Seasons 1-2)|
|2015||Me Him Her||Kempy Blook||(Movie)|
|A Kind of Magic||Lacy||(Movie)|
|Home & Family||Unknown||Guest (1 episode)|
|Royal Pains||Aubrey Wolfhouse||Guest (1 episode)|
|2016||Silicon Valley||Dawn Simon||Guest (1 episode)|
|Powers||Dr. Michelle Marrs||Recurring (2 episodes)|
|Rosewood||Lil Kim||Guest (1 episode)|
|Superstore||Naomi||Guest (1 episode)|
|2017||Knock Knock Head Lock||Misty Copeland||(Short)|
|The Real O'Neals||Heather||Guest (1 episode)|
|Ghosted||Kirsten||Guest (1 episode)|
|2017-2018||NCIS: Los Angeles||Dana King||Guest (2 episodes)|
|2018||The Kominsky Method||Lynda||Guest (2 episodes)|
|2019-present||Supergirl||Kelly Olsen||Recurring (Season 4) |
Main (Season 5)
- Sprankles, Julie (31 January 2015). "Jane the Virgin's Azie Tesfai opens up about the reality of living in a third-world country". Retrieved 10 April 2019.
- Editor, Adrian Gomez. "Azie Tesfai finds strength, soul in 'Jane the Virgin'". www.abqjournal.com. Retrieved 10 April 2019. Text " Journal Arts and Entertainment" ignored (help)
- Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (October 19, 2018). "'Supergirl': Azie Tesfai To Play James Olsen's Sister On the CW's DC Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
- Petski, Denise (March 15, 2019). "'Supergirl': Azie Tesfai Upped To Series Regular For Season 5". Deadline. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "Own 'Jane the Virgin' Star's Handmade Jewelry, Help Kids in Five Countries". TakePart. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
- "WELCOME TO FORTUNED CULTURE". fortunedculture.com. Retrieved 10 April 2019.