Layla Keating in “All American”
In The CW’s drama “All American,” Greta Onieogou stars as Layla Keating, the former “girl interrupted” who is now taking control of her narrative and stepping into her power as Coop’s (Bre-Z) and Patience’s (Chelsea Tavares) music producer. After a harrowing experience that has rocked Layla to her core, she’ll have to overcome new obstacles to grow her music empire and unapologetically grab the future she wants, consequences be damned.
Onieogou’s interest in acting began at an early age and was cultivated further when she was accepted into the prestigious Claude Watson Arts School at age nine. Throughout her nearly 10 years in the arts intensive program, Onieogou participated in a number of stage productions including “Romeo & Juliet,” Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” and an original stage adaptation of “Annie Hall.”
Onieogou’s first major film role came at the age of 12 in “Fever Pitch.” She has guest starred in television’s “Frankie Drake” and “Ransom.” She has appeared in the critically acclaimed film “Miss Sloane” directed by John Madden and starred in the film “Undercover Grandpa” alongside James Caan. Subsequent credits in film and television include five seasons with “Heartland,” Shaftesbury Films’ “Overruled,” David Bezmozgis’ “Victoria Day” and “Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters.”