Quantumania isn't just the first phase 5 film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Multiverse Saga. It's also the first time we get to see Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) on the big screen. No, this is also the first time the world as a whole meets Katy O'Brian, the actress who plays Jentorra of the Freedom Fighters.
O'Brian, 34, is an American actress and martial artist who has been steadily climbing the ladder through the past decade, making her big screen debut in Quantumania. Jentorra is a leader of a group of displaced rebels known as the Freedom Fighters, according to her comic origins, a magic-wielding sorceress who has blood connections to The Hulk's love interest Jarella.
O'Brian, according to her Instagram, is equally adept at kicking butt and playing dangerous henchwomen. It all dates back to her time on Marvel's Agents of E.L.D.
Katy O'Brian, who is she and where have we seen her before?
O'Brian has had a number of notable motion picture roles to date, including stints on popular television programs including ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, AMC's The Walking Dead, and HBO's Westworld. She played Georgia (“George”) St. Clair in Syfy's Z Nation season five, as well as Major Sara Grey in theCW's Black Lightning.
O'Brian has become a household name since Black Lightning. In 2020, she stepped foot into Marvel's waters for the first time as the character Kimball in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Kimball was one of Nathaniel Malick's (Thomas E. Sullivan) crew members. The roll was not large enough to exclude O'Brian from future Marvel films (thankfully). However, Jentorra is unlikely to play a significant
In season two of The Mandalorian, O'Brian played Moff Gideon's Comms Officer. The role was small, but it resulted in several crucial scenes throughout the season.
O'Brian's career has seen a steady rise in the last five years, so there's no question that her role as Jentorra in Quantumania will increase her chances to be seen by the public eye. This is, after all, a superhero film is a whole other story.
Quantumania, Ant-Man and the Wasp, will be released in cinemas on Friday, February 17.