Emayatzy Corinealdi is an American actress. Her Hollywood career started in the early 2000s. During her early years, she mostly appeared in independent movies. She then made her TV debut in 4 episodes of The Young and the Restless. She next appeared on the TV movie The Nanny Express. In the movies, she became known for starring as Ruby in Middle of Nowhere. For her role, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She next gained further success for playing Tessie Graham on the TV series Hand of God. She’s also starred in the movies The Invitation and Miles Ahead.