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Alvina August is a Zimbabwean-Canadian actress who portrays Detective Karen Hart in The CW's 2019 television series Nancy Drew.

Overview

Prior to joining Nancy Drew, August appeared in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2019) and Siren (2019).

CW press release:[2]

Alvina August plays Detective Karen Hunt, a smart police detective, who was also Nancy’s (Kennedy McMann) mother’s best friend, in The CW’s highly anticipated fall drama “Nancy Drew.”
On the television side, August can be seen in the superhero drama “The Boys,” executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Most recently, August heavily recurred in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” as well as “Siren.” Prior to that, August was a series regular in “The Other Kingdom.” Additionally, she recurred opposite Freddie Highmore in “The Good Doctor” and had several guest starring roles in the hit shows “Suits,” “Supernatural” and “Arrow.”
On the film side, August is the lead in the feature “Motivated Seller” by Deon Taylor, and she is playing opposite Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in Walt Disney’s fantasy comedy feature film “Noelle,” directed and written by Marc Lawrence. August can also be seen in “Bad Times at the El Royale” starring Chris Hemsworth, as well as “The Intruder” opposite Meagan Good and Dennis Quaid.
She was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to Canada at 17 years old, where she trained as an actor, which became her true passion. August is also an incredible singer and has worked in many studios and recorded her original songs.
She currently is based between Vancouver and Los Angeles.

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Nancy Drew cast (2019 TV series)
Kennedy McMann
Leah Lewis
Maddison Jaizani
Tunji Kasim
Alex Saxon
Scott Wolf
Kennedy McMann (Nancy) Leah Lewis
(George Fan)
Maddison Jaizani (Bess Marvin) Tunji Kasim
(Ned Nickerson)
Alex Saxon
(Ace)
Scott Wolf
(Carson Drew)

Riley SmithAlvina AugustPamela Sue MartinStephanie Van DyckAdam Beach
Sara CanningSinead Curryall

References

  1. Birthday is August 2, 1984 in her Facebook "About" page. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  2. cbspressexpress.com: Nancy Drew Bios: Alvina August. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
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