One of the biggest plus-points of Netflix's constant drive to create new and original content is that to fill all the roles it has, Netflix often give some of the industry's lesser-known figures a run-out and it gives audiences chance to meet some acting talent that wouldn't normally get chance to shine.
That is exactly the case for Alisha Wainwright who takes on the starring role in the new Netflix original series Raising Dion.
Raising Dion released on Netflix on October 4th and viewers have been quick to heap praise on its leading character.
But just who is Alisha Wainwright? What else has she been in? And can we follow her on Instagram?
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What is Raising Dion about?
Raising Dion tells the story of a single mother who has been recently widowed after the death of her husband Mark (Michael B. Jordan). She's been left alone to raise her son Dion.
However, the typical challenges of raising are a child are thrown out of the window as it emerges that Dion has magical, almost Superhero-esque abilities that make bringing him up a far tougher proposition.
It's plot very similar to the James Gunn-produced film Brightburn which released earlier in 2019 although without the horror elements that made Brightburn a far grimmer prospect.
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Who is Alisha Wainwright?
Alisha Wainwright takes on the starring role of Nicole Warren, the mother of young Dion who has started to develop superhuman abilities.
The 30-year-old actress has been working in the industry since appearing in a short film in 2008 and despite appearing in over 20 films and TV shows isn't a household name just yet but she will no doubt be hoping that a starring Netlflix role can be the springboard to greater things.
Alisha has earned herself a decent social media following over the past few years with her Instagram account earning 540,000 followers at the time of writing.
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What else has she been in?
As mentioned, Alish Wainwright's acting career began back in 2008 with an appearance in the short film Murder on Her Mind.
Her next role came four years later when, in 2012, she appeared in an episode of Smosh, a TV show based on the YouTube channel of the same name.
Since then she's gone on to appear in more prestigious roles including Criminal Minds, Lethal Weapon and Disney Star Darlings as well as a voice role in the NBA 2K17 game.
Alisha has plenty of talent to offer and hopefully her starring role in the Netflix original Raising Dion can bring about some more high profile roles going forward.
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