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David Ajala


David can most recently be seen in his work on the paramount series Star Trek: Discovery and in the film ITALIAN STUDIES starring alongside Vanessa Kirby. He initially gained notoriety for his lead role in two seasons of the Blake Masters series FALLING WATER for USA. He also starred in the Syfy limited series NIGHTFLYERS based on the George C. Martin novel. David also played iconic DC supervillain Manchester Black in Greg Berlanti’s SUPERGIRL. David was first introduced to US audiences in the ABC TV series BLACK BOX alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly. Other notable work includes "Fast & Furious 6," alongside the late Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Ajala also appeared in the Andy & Lana Wachowski feature "Jupiter Ascending," and the indie film "Kill Command." Additional notable credits include "One Day," starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, "The Dark Knight," starring Christian Bale, and "Payback Season."

Appearing in a wide range of television roles, Ajala was a rapper in the television series "Trexx and Flipside," in addition to major guest roles in award-winning shows such as "Law & Order: UK," "Death in Paradise," "Silent Witness" and the wildly popular "Dr. Who."

Ajala began his career performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Courtyard Theater in Stratford-upon-Avon. He's performed in productions of "The Witness," "Hamlet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," among others at The National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and The Almeida Theatre.

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