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Nicole Beharie: I've Always Been A Bit Of A Sci-Fi Person

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With the season finale of "Sleepy Hollow" airing tonight, Nicole Beharie, who plays a cop investigating evil spirits who've been resurrected after more than two centuries, says her character Abbie has changed since the season premiere during which we met her.  In fact, almost everything about her has changed.

"The only thing I think is the same is that she knows she has a larger purpose, like in the premiere she knew she had a bigger purpose but didn't know what it was, which is why she thought she had to get out of town. I think that's the only thing that's the same.

"Her mind has been completely blown open," Nicole told hypable.com. 'She's done things she couldn't have ever imagined and she's seen things and is like, ‘What's going on in this world?' Snd she's understanding that what there is or what you thought there was is not all there is. She's no longer cynical about what she's doing. She's in it.

"A lot of things have changed since then, including the ensemble. She started in a cop uniform and now it's jeans and now it's yoga clothes and she's just getting more comfortable in her skin and thinking outside the box."

Nicole joins Steve Edwards and Lauren Sivan on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Nicole (Source: Wikipedia)

She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet, where she played the leading role. Also in the same year she played Sarah Ward in the American sports film, The Express opposite actor Rob Brown. In the Lifetime movie, Sins of the Mother (2010), Beharie portrayed Shay Hunter, a struggling university student who goes on a journey to mend her fractured relationship with her mother Nona played by Jill Scott.

In 2011, she performed five original songs as a singer-songwriter opposite German actor Ken Duken in the romantic comedy My Last Day Without You. In the Russell Leigh Sharman film adaptation of his play Apartment 4E, Beharie played Piper, a troubled young woman who never leaves her apartment. Beharie played Marianne in the Steve McQueen film Shame, about a 30-something sex addict played by Michael Fassbender, his myriad sexual escapades, and what happens when his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him. Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe praised her performance, calling her "a marvel of natural transparency". In 2013, Beharie starred as Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman), in the historical baseball feature 42. In 2013, she began portraying Abbie Mills on the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow, which is based on the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

‘Sleepy Hollow' season finale airs Monday night, January 20th at 8:00pm on FOX.

Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NikkiBeharie

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