Photograph by Thomas Whiteside; Styled by Deborah Afshani; Hair by Ramsell Martinez for R+Co. at Lowe & Co; Makeup by Lottie for CHANEL at Lowe & Co; Manicure by Marisa Carmichael for CHANEL at Lowe & Co. Featured Image
Whether it was stealing scenes with her acerbic wit as Shuri in Black Panther, popping up as the evocatively named Jules Skateboarder in The Commuter, portraying the rebellious Reb in Ready Player One, or giving Thanos the business in Avengers: Infinity War, this was unquestionably a breakout year for the Guyanese-born actress.
So much so that Fandango crowned her their Highest Box Office Earning Actor of 2018. Yes, more than her Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman, and even more than perennial box office juggernaut Samuel L. Jackson.