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Pace Alumna Shines In 'Black Panther'

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting is a competitive and comprehensive pre-professional program combining fundamental and cutting-edge actor training.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting is a competitive and comprehensive pre-professional program combining fundamental and cutting-edge actor training. Video Credit: dysoncollege

Pace School of Performing Arts acting alumna Nabiyah Be makes her film debut in “Black Panther,” the mega-hit movie produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Nabiyah Be plays Linda, the criminal associate of Erik Killmonger. Be appears alongside an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker. The film has a nationwide release set for February 16.

“They say ‘Black Panther’ is on track to have a record-setting opening weekend,” said Pace University President Marvin Krislov. “It’s already setting records for excitement here at Pace, where we’re proud to witness the film debut of Nabiyah Be, a graduate of our School of Performing Arts. She graduated with a BFA in acting, but she’s an accomplished singer, too. We’ll be rooting for many more big hits from her—and for many more Pace students to follow in her footsteps.”

“Before I came to Pace, I knew that I had the potential to create, but I didn’t know exactly how to create on my own. I’m born and raised in Salvador, which is the capital of Bahia in Brazil, and they say that people in Bahia are not just born, they debut. Pace enabled that for me,” said Be in the following video.

Krislov will see “Black Panther” with students from the Pace School of Performing Arts and cheer on Be’s film debut.

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