Anjelika Washington stars as Beth Chapel, an outcast at Blue Valley High who befriends Courtney (Brec Bassinger), on The CW’s new drama “DC’s Stargirl.”
Washington discovered her love for the arts through theater at an early age. She began her career on Amazon’s “The Legend of Master Legend” playing John Hawkes’ daughter. She has appeared on “Shameless,” “Young Sheldon” and the Go90’s web series “Versus.”
Washington recently starred in the original film “Tall Girl” as Fareeda, a free-spirited, no-nonsense friend to Jodi, played by Ava Michelle. Washington’s character experiences the push and pull of high school situations and vows to not be derailed by high school antics.
Up next, Washington will star in Lena Waithe’s “Girls Room,” an anthology-style series exploring the pain and power of female adolescence. She is currently recurring on “Runaways.”
Born into a family of humanitarians, Washington and her mother started a cheerleading squad for autistic high school students in Bakersville, California. Washington is incredibly committed to child healthcare support efforts via entertainment programs with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). As a volunteer event coordinator, Washington organizes fun events for families to ease their minds from the harsh realities and continues to be a staunch advocate for community service, dance programs and art projects that are centered on helping the youth.
We had the opportunity to talk to Washington about Stargirl, her blackface stunt double, and more.