You may recognize Alicia Wainwright from her role as Maia Roberts on Freeform’s “Shadowhunters”. But in Netflix’s groundbreaking series “Raising Dion” she plays Nicole Reese. A mother literally raising a Black child with superpowers, while trying to navigate the world as a widowed single parent.
Last week I spoke to child actor Ja’Siah Young about what it’s like playing a dream role like Dion. In this conversation I talk to Alicia about how her character went through it this season, why Nicole deserves her own powers and how the show almost had a different ending for her.
Alicia Wainwright stars in Raising Dion
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