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Javicia Leslie Is TV’s First Black Batwoman

The CW series “Batwoman” has announced a new lead actor: Javicia Leslie.

Leslie will be the first Black actor to portray the caped superhero Batwoman. She replaces Ruby Rose, who portrayed Kate Kane as Batwoman in season 1 and quit the role in May.

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” Leslie, 33, said.

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