Zazie Olivia Beetz is a German-born American actress best known for her starring role as Vanessa Van Keefer on the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta , for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy . Beetz has starred as Dana in the disaster film Geostorm and as the Marvel Comics character Domino in the superhero film Deadpool 2 .Early lifeBeetz was born at the Charité in Berlin-Mitte. Her father is a German cabinet maker and her mother is an African-American social worker from New York. Beetz attended kindergarten and elementary school in Berlin, but she was raised in uptown Manhattan as well, speaking both German and English with her family at home. She became interested in acting while in grade school and performed in community theaters and on local stages.