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Meet your new Batwoman — Javicia Leslie. The German-born actress has taken over Ruby Rose’s role in the CW’s Batwoman and we’re here for all this #BlackGirlMagic moment as it hopefully paves the way for more Black women to play superheroes (wink wink: Janelle Monae).

“I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community,” Leslie said in a quote to Variety.

Leslie steps in to fill the shoes of Ruby Rose, who walked away from the role after one season. Rose congratulated the rising starlet on Instagram with the praising caption,

OMG!! This is amazing!! I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. ❤ I  want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape.  You are walking into an amazing cast and crew.  I can’t wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing !! ❤

Leslie also took to Instagram to pen this inspiring note,

While she may be a newcomer to some, many the young actress from her roles on CBS’ God Friended Me where she played Ali Finer and the BET series The Family Business. Her talent isn’t limited to TV, she also appeared in the 2019 film Always a Bridesmaid.

Sis been on the scene and was already turning heads with her sexy and fashionable red carpet looks. Keep scrolling to see her trendy and fun style.

21 Times Javicia Leslie, The New Batwoman, Was A Red Carpet Fashion Killer  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony – Arrivals

American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 23: Javicia Leslie attends American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,movie,film industry,california,award,the beverly hilton hotel,awards ceremony,ceremony,film festival,honor,beverly hills – california

2. GQ March 2020 Cover Party

GQ March 2020 Cover Party Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 01: Javicia Leslie attend the GQ March Cover Party at The Standard Highline on March 01, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for GQ) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,routine,gq

3. American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony – Arrivals

American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 23: Javicia Leslie attends American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,movie,film industry,california,award,the beverly hilton hotel,awards ceremony,ceremony,film festival,honor,beverly hills – california

4. American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony – Arrivals

American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 23: Javicia Leslie attends the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,formalwear,evening gown,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,movie,film industry,california,dress,award,the beverly hilton hotel,awards ceremony,ceremony,asymmetric clothing,asymmetric dress,black dress,film festival,honor,sleeveless dress,sleeveless,black color,beverly hills – california

5. Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet – Arrivals – February 2020 – New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet - Arrivals - February 2020 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 10: Javicia Leslie attends the Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet fashion show during February 2020 – New York Fashion Week: The Shows on February 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,fashion,fashion show,new york fashion week,alice + olivia,stacey bendet

6. Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet – Arrivals – February 2020 – New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet - Arrivals - February 2020 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 10: Javicia Leslie attends the Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet fashion show during February 2020 – New York Fashion Week: The Shows on February 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,fashion,fashion show,new york fashion week,alice + olivia,stacey bendet

7. Street Style – Day 2 – New York Fashion Week February 2020

Street Style - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week February 2020 Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 06: Javicia Leslie wears Vivienne Hu and shoes by Montaigne Paris to NYFW at Spring Studios on February 7, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,fashion,shoe,day 2,fashion show,new york fashion week,street style,spring studios – new york,vivienne hu – designer label

8. Street Style – Day 2 – New York Fashion Week February 2020

Street Style - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week February 2020 Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 06: Javicia Leslie wears a top by Guizio, skirt by Markarian and shoes by Jimmy Cho to NYFW at Spring Studios on February 7, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,fashion,shoe,day 2,fashion show,top – garment,new york fashion week,skirt,street style,spring studios – new york

9. Chocheng – Front Row – February 2020 – New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Chocheng - Front Row - February 2020 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 07: Javicia Leslie attends the Chocheng fashion show during February 2020 – New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on February 07, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows ) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,fashion,fashion show,new york fashion week,front row,spring studios – new york,chocheng – designer label

10. 56th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards

56th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 25: Actress Javicia Leslie attends the 56th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,film industry,actress,california,city of los angeles,award,downtown district

11. Special Screening Of “Bombshell”

Special Screening Of "Bombshell" Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 16: Javicia Leslie attends Special Screening Of “Bombshell” December 16, 2019 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,film screening,lincoln center,frederick p. rose hall,film and television screening,bombshell – 2019 film

12. “Farming” New York Screening

"Farming" New York Screening Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 22: Javicia Leslie attends “Farming” New York Screening at Village East Cinema on October 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,film industry,film screening,dress,shoe,form fitted,black dress,agriculture,boot,ankle boot,long sleeved,turtleneck,mid calf length,pencil dress,black boot,village east cinema,black color,midi dress,film and television screening

13. Always A Bridesmaid Los Angeles Premiere

Always A Bridesmaid Los Angeles Premiere Source:Getty

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Javicia Leslie attends the Always A Bridesmaid Los Angeles Premiere at Sunset 5 on September 23, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Tri Destined Studios) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,california,city of los angeles,west hollywood,sunset,bridesmaid,premiere event

14. Celebrity Sightings In New York City – September 10, 2019

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - September 10, 2019 Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Javicia Leslie is seen arriving to S by Serena Williams Fashion Show during New York Fashion Wee on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,arrival,actress,celebrity sightings,fashion show,serena williams – tennis player

15. Klarna STYLE360 NYFW Hosts Kittenish by Jessie James Decker After Party At ROW NYC

Klarna STYLE360 NYFW Hosts Kittenish by Jessie James Decker After Party At ROW NYC Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Javicia Leslie attends Kittenish by Jessie James Decker after party hosted by Klarna STYLE360 NYFW at ROW NYC on September 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,party – social event,usa,new york city,sunglasses,three quarter length,fashion show,new york fashion week,jessie james – country singer

16. Celebrity Sightings In New York City – September 05, 2019

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - September 05, 2019 Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Javicia Leslie is seen arriving to ELLE, Women in Music presented by Spotify and hosted by Nina Garcia, Jameela Jamil & E! Entertainment on September 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,adult,looking at camera,arrival,music,actress,women,celebrity sightings,spotify,nina garcia,jameela jamil

17. E!, ELLE, & IMG Presented By TRESemmé Host NYFW Kick-Off Party – Arrivals

E!, ELLE, & IMG Presented By TRESemmé Host NYFW Kick-Off Party – Arrivals Source:Getty

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: Javicia Leslie attends the E!, ELLE, and IMG NYFW kick-off party hosted by TRESemmé on September 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for ELLE) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,party – social event,usa,new york city,sunglasses,dress,shoe,layered dress,launch event,hoop earring,plunging neckline,leather,black dress,high heels,fashion show,new york fashion week,strappy shoe,open toe,sleeveless dress,elle magazine,flared dress,black shoe,tresemme,leather dress,sleeveless,black color,high low dress,img

18. PREMIX Hosted By Connie Orlando

PREMIX Hosted By Connie Orlando Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 19: Actress Javicia Leslie attends PREMIX Hosted By Connie Orlando at The Sunset Room on June 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,satin,smiling,actress,california,city of los angeles,dress,green color,shoe,sunset,print dress,animal pattern,open toe,sleeveless dress,spaghetti straps,maxi dress,maxi length,black shoe,scooped neck,satin dress,sleeveless,black color,connie orlando

19. Birthday Celebration Of Javicia Leslie

Birthday Celebration Of Javicia Leslie Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 01: Actress Javicia Leslie attends her birthday celebration on June 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,birthday,usa,celebration,actress,california,city of los angeles,sleeveless top,silver colored,shoe,metallic,high heels,pants,silver shoe,open toe,crop top,metallic pants,sleeveless,silver pants,total look

20. Launch Event Of Global Intuition Collection

Launch Event Of Global Intuition Collection Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Javicia Leslie arrives at the launch event of Global Intuition Collection at Fred Segal on May 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,arrival,california,city of los angeles,event,casual clothing,curly hair,shoe,launch event,jeans,ankle strap shoe,high heels,sandal,velvet,torn,calvin klein – designer label,rolled up pants,fred segal – designer label,weathered,ripped jeans,white shoe,bra top,sleeveless,white color,millennial pink

21. The Alliance For Women In Media Foundation’s 44th Annual Gracie Awards – Arrivals

The Alliance For Women In Media Foundation's 44th Annual Gracie Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MAY 21: Javicia Leslie attends the 44th Annual Gracies Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,theatrical performance,television show,california,regent beverly wilshire hotel,four seasons hotel,beverly hills – california,international alliance of women

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