Shaunette Renée Wilson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Nov, 2020
Facts of Shaunette Renée Wilson
Date of Birth: 1990 , January-19
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Guyana
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Shaunette Renée Wilson
Birth Name Shaunette Renée Wilson
Father Wesley Wilson
Mother Deberah Wilson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Linden, Guyana
Profession Actress
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Education Yale School of Drama, Queens College
Awards Indie Short Fest, Marietta International Film Festival Award
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Music Group A Kid Like Jake, Black Panther
Movies A Kid Like Jake, Black Panther
TV Show Billions, Into the Dark, The Resident
Sisters 2
Siblings 3 (1 brother, 2 sisters)
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Shaunette Renée Wilson is a Guyanese-born American film and television actress most known as Stephanie Reed in the Showtime drama series Billions, Dr. Mina Okafor in the Fox medical drama series The Resident, and Dora Milaje in the 2018 Marvel Comics superhero blockbuster Black Panther.

How Old is Shaunette Renée Wilson? What is her Height? 

Shaunette Renée Wilson was born in Linden, Guyana on January 19, 1990, one of four children to father Wesley Wilson and mother Deberah Wilson. She is 30 years old at the time of this writing in November 2020 and is officially billed at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters). 

She has a brother named Andre Wilson and two sisters named Serena Wilson and Synique Wilson.

Wilson and her family moved stateside and Wilson grew up in New York. She pursued acting at the prestigious Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale, she performed in theatre productions of plays like "Cardboard Piano", "The Seagull", "Paradise Lost", and "The Children". She later studied at Queens College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Theater. 


Shaunette Renée Wilson made her professional on-screen acting debut in 2015. She had recurring appearances as Stephanie Reed in the Showtime drama series Billions starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, and Maggie Siff, among others.  

Shaunette Renée Wilson as Dr. Mina Okafor in The Resident SOURCE: Pinterest

Starting in 2018, she starred in the Fox medical drama series The Resident as Mina Okafor, a surgical resident at the Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, where the events of the show take place. The drama series was renewed for a fourth season by Fox in May 2020, with the premiere date set to be January 12, 2021.

She also had a guest role as Marie in an episode of the Hulu anthology horror web series Into the Dark.  

Her first feature film role was an uncredited appearance in the 2018 drama film A Kid Like Jake starring Claire Danes, Priyanka Chopra, Jim Parsons, and Octavia Spencer.

Later that year, she had a featured role as Dora Milaje in the Marvel Comics superhero movie Black Panther. The movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.3 billion in the worldwide box office and was nominated for seven Oscars, winning three.     

What is Shaunette Renée Wilson's Net Worth in 2020?

According to online sources like the reliable, Shaunette Renée Wilson is believed to have a net worth of $4 million in 2020.

Shaunette Renée Wilson (Center) as Dora Milaje in Black Panther SOURCE: KYNT

The 30-year-old made her name on such shows as Billions on Showtime and The Resident on Fox. She portrayed Dora Milaje in the 2018 Marvel Comics superhero blockbuster Black Panther, which grossed $1.347 billion at the box office.