WIF (Women In Film) & Max Mara Face of the Future Award 2021
WIF continues its 16-year tradition of celebrating the WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® with this year’s honoree ZAZIE BEETZ. Beetz was honored at an exclusive Max Mara dinner and attended the Max Mara Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Show in Milan, Italy on September 23, 2021.
Zazie Beetz is best known for her co-lead role in FX Networks’ Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta. The show earned Beetz an Emmy® nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Currently, Beetz stars alongside Winston Duke in the Sony Pictures Classics feature Nine Days, which earned a nomination for the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Next, Beetz will star as the infamous Stagecoach Mary in the first ever all-Black American Western feature film from Netflix, The Harder They Fall. The film will open the 2021 London Film Festival. In 2019, Beetz appeared in the Oscar-winning thriller Joker, which won the coveted Cannes Golden Lion Award, before receiving 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Recently, Beetz returned to the television screen in Jordan Peele’s anthology reboot of The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access. Her recent film credits include: Amazon’s Seberg, FOX Searchlight’s Lucy in the Sky, Annapurna Pictures’ Wounds, Netflix’s High Flying Bird, Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Deadpool 2 opposite Ryan Reynolds, A24’s Slice opposite Chance the Rapper, and Sollers Point.
About WIF and the Awards
Founded in 1973 as Women In Film, Los Angeles, WIF advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries, to achieve parity and transform culture. WIF supports women and people of marginalized genders in front of and behind the camera and across all levels of experience. They work to change culture through our distinguished pipeline programs; WIF advocates for gender parity through research, education, and media campaigns; and builds a community centered around these goals. Membership is open to all screen industry professionals, and more information can be found on the website: wif.org. Follow WIF on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Each year, Max Mara presents the WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® to an actress who is experiencing a turning point in her career through her work in the film and television industries, through her contributions to the community at large, in recognition of her outstanding achievements, and her embodiment of style and grace. Zazie Beetz is honored for these qualities in addition to her talent and commitment to climate activism.