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First Look: Aja Naomi King Appears On “Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

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Perhaps you know her from “How To Get Away With Murder.” Perhaps you’ll see her in the newly released “The Birth Of A Nation.”

Friday, you’ll recognize Aja Naomi King on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

In what marks her debut on “The Late Show,” the actress appears for an interview on Friday’s episode.

The episode also features an interview with Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane. Alingon Mitra, meanwhile, delivers a stand-up comedy routine.

Friday’s “Late Show” airs at 11:35 PM ET/PT. In advance of the episode, CBS shared first look photos.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  with guest  Aja Naomi King during Thursday's 10/06/16 taping for Friday's 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with guest Aja Naomi King during Thursday’s 10/06/16 taping for Friday’s 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  with guest  Aja Naomi King during Thursday's 10/06/16 taping for Friday's 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with guest Aja Naomi King during Thursday’s 10/06/16 taping for Friday’s 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  with guest Diane Lane during Thursday's 10/06/16 taping for Friday's 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with guest Diane Lane during Thursday’s 10/06/16 taping for Friday’s 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  with guest Diane Lane during Thursday's 10/06/16 taping for Friday's 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with guest Diane Lane during Thursday’s 10/06/16 taping for Friday’s 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  with John Batiste during Thursday's 10/06/16 taping for Friday's 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with John Batiste during Thursday’s 10/06/16 taping for Friday’s 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  with guest Alingon Mitra during Thursday's 10/06/16 taping for Friday's 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with guest Alingon Mitra during Thursday’s 10/06/16 taping for Friday’s 10/07/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Written by Brian Cantor

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