Ajiona Alexus is an American actress whose career began recently in the 2010s. She made her debut as De’Anna in the sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show. After this, she made one-episode appearances in Grey’s Anatomy and Code Black. She later played the younger Cookie Lyon in 8 episodes of the Fox series Empire. She became further known when she played Sheri Holland in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why for its first and second seasons. More recently, she has also appeared in the films Something Like Summer (debut), Family Blood, Acrimony, and Breaking In. Other works include the TV movie Sons 2 the Grave 1.