In the TV movie The Breaks, three friends – Nikki, David, and Deevee – are living in New York City (circa 1990) where they’re trying to break through into the hip-hop scene. Nikki gave up a scholarship to law school in order to take an internship at record label Fouray Entertainment. Her boyfriend David (David Call) has a lot of baggage in the industry as his father is a powerful manager. And aspiring producer Deevee (Tristan Wilds) is trying to find the next big rapper. The movie is based on Dan Charnas’ 2011 book The Big Payback.
Nikki is portrayed by Afton Williamson. She’s best known for her roles on Banshee (Alison Medding), Blindspot (Kara Slaone), Elementary (Shauna Scott), The Following (Haley), Nashville (Makena), A Gifted Man (Autumn) and last but not least Homeland (Helen Walker). The Breaks premieres on VH1 on January 4 at 9pm.