She made a real impression as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, but where else might you have seen actress Lashana Lynch? Captain Marvel finally introduced Carol Danvers to the MCU, revealing the character’s backstory and how she fits in with the Avengers. While the movie provided all the action and twists fans have come to expect from the franchise its the relationships that made it work, especially Carol’s friendships with both Nick Fury and Maria Rambeau.
Maria was Carol’s best friend and fellow pilot in the United States Air Force, prior to the crash that gave Danver's her powers. In addition to filling in the blanks of Carol’s past on Earth, both Maria and her young daughter Monica give her an emotional anchor to her home planet. Lashana Lynch played Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel and while time will tell if the actress reprises the role in future MCU movies, she made a real impression as the character.
Here’s where else you might have seen Lashana Lynch’s work.
Lashana Lynch’s Film Work
Prior to Captain Marvel, Lashana Lynch didn’t have many film credits on her CV. Her first movie was 2012’s Fast Girls starring Lily James (Baby Driver), followed by a role in 2013 comedy Powder Room alongside Sheridan Smith and Oona Chaplin (Game Of Thrones). She later appeared as Ashanti in 2016 crime drama Brotherhood, the final part of the trilogy by director Noel Clarke that started with Kidulthood and Adulthood. Captain Marvel’s Maria Rambeau is her most high-profile movie role to date.
Lashana Lynch’s TV Work
Lashana Lynch’s career began with roles on British TV shows such as The Bill, Silent Witness, Atlantis and Death In Paradise. She landed a leading role in British comedy Crims in 2015 and in 2017 starred in the Shonda Rhimes-produced period drama Still Star-Crossed, which is set in the aftermath of the deaths of Romeo And Juliet. Lynch played Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, who becomes the heiress of House Capulet following Juliet’s demise. Despite a strong cast, the show only lasted one season before being canceled.
Lynch would later reteam with regular collaborator Noel Clarke for the 2018 buddy cop TV series Bulletproof, which is set to return for a second season. Lashana Lynch will next be seen in Y, a TV adaptation of the cult graphic novel Y: The Last Man by Pia Guerra and Brian K. Vaughan. Lynch will play Agent 355 and will star alongside Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk).