Dinah Drake/Black Canary on “Arrow”
Juliana Harkavy is heading for a breakthrough year as she stars in The CW hit show “Arrow,” as Dinah Drake aka the Black Canary. Dinah is a former undercover detective turned metahuman. She is now a masked vigilante, The Black Canary, with a supersonic scream that she uses as a weapon.
Previously, Harkavy was best known for her role in the hit television series “The Walking Dead,” where she recurred as former Army reservist and Tara’s girlfriend, Alisha. She also guest starred on “Constantine.”
Born on New Year’s Day in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, Harkavy has been appearing in theater, film, and television since the age of nine. She grew up playing music from the age of three, studying piano, guitar, voice and flute. She also began writing and publishing music, stories and poetry, as well as creating mixed-media visual art at a very young age. With a second passion for athletics and dance, she was able to create a balanced craft that would later prepare her for physically demanding roles, like her roles in “The Walking Dead,” and now “Arrow.”
Harkavy studied theater under the Meisner Studio at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her film credits include “To Write Love on Her Arms,” Warner Bros.’ “Dolphin Tale” & “Dolphin Tale 2,” and an award-winning performance as rookie detective Jessica Loren in Magnolia Pictures’ “Last Shift.”
Harkavy resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and partner of 10 years, Peter. Together they share a deep passion for dog rescue, with a focused interest in pit bulls.