Juliana Harkavy is heading for a career breakthrough 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. This isn’t Harkavy’s first time playing in the DC universe; she had a guest spot on NBC’s Constantine in 2014. Previously, Harkavy was best known for her role in AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead, where she recurred as former Army reservist and Tara’s girlfriend Alisha.
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 eleven years, Peter. Together they share a deep passion for dog rescue, with a focused interest in pit bulls.