Dominique Thorne (born November 5, 1997) is an American actress. She starred in the films If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) as Sheila Hunt and Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) as Judy Harmon.
In 2020, she was cast as the Marvel Comics superheroine Riri Williams / Ironheart in the Marvel Cinematic Universe feature film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) and the Disney+ television series Ironheart (2023).
Early life and career
Dominique Thorne was born in New York to parents Nerissa Guy and Navie Guy, who are Trinidadian immigrants. She has two brothers, Ky-Mani and Caleb.
Thorne attended Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan (PPAS) where she studied dramatic theatre formally. During her senior year of high school, she won the 2015 Young Arts Award in Spoken Theater as well as the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, which is given annually by the White House. After applying to a number of universities for both academics and art programs, Thorne chose to attend Cornell University, where she received her bachelors degree in Human Development with a minor in Inequality Studies. She graduated in May 2019 and was a member of the Sphinx Head secret senior honors society. As of 2020, she and her family live in Delaware.
In 2018 Thorne made her feature film debut as Shelia Hunt, the ill-tempered younger sister of main character Fonny Hunt, in the film If Beale Street Could Talk, which was based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. In 2021 she played Judy Harmon, a member of the Black Panthers, in the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
In 2020, she was cast as the Marvel Comics superhero Riri Williams / Ironheart in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ television series Ironheart. She will make her debut in that role in the 2022 feature film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Dominique Thorne is currently single and not in an open relationship for now. Dominique Thorne is also not yet married.
Dominique Thorne’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $600, 000 – $1.5 million.
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