Raising Dion’s Alicia Wainwright is ready for her superpowers

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Raising Dion’s Alicia Wainwright is ready for her superpowers

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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Raising Dion. Alisha Wainwright as Nicole Warren in episode 206 of Raising Dion.
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Show Notes:

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  • Mr.Lionheart April 14, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Just catching up on a lot of your content, its very good! Keep up the good work.

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