Queen Latifah has stumbled on to a gem.
If you haven’t tuned into The Equalizer, you should get on that as soon as possible. Starring the rap legend, Lorraine Toussaint, Chris Noth, and Laya DeLeon Hayes, the television series follows a former CIA agent-turned-good samaritan, who is helping all those who have nowhere else to turn.
There’s a lot to love about the show: it tackles serious societal issues, while positioning Queen Latifah as the skilled gun absolutely no one wants to play with. But also, there are the relationships between mother and daughter (Latifah/Hayes) and aunt and niece (Toussaint/Latifah) that give you all the feels.
Laya DeLeon Hayes plays a teen named Delilah who is looking to her mom and aunt for guidance as she goes through normal growing pains. All the women in The Equalizer are smart, strong, empathetic, and discerning. There’s not a one-dimensional role in sight and Hayes, who also happens to be cute as a button, fits right in as the perfect actress for the part.
The Equalizer just recently completed its first season, so if you haven’t tuned in take some time to catch up! For now, learn a little more about Miss Laya below and join us in wishing her the happiest of birthdays!