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David Ajala (born 21 May 1986; age 36) is an English actor who played Cleveland Booker in the third and fourth seasons of Star Trek: Discovery.

Besides his Star Trek role, Ajala is best known for having played the recurring role of Manchester Black in the fourth season of Supergirl in 2018-19. He also appeared in the Doctor Who episode "The Beast Below", making him one of the three Star Trek series regulars (alongside Orla Brady and Christina Chong) who also appeared in the long-running British science fiction series.

On stage, Ajala appeared with Patrick Stewart and David Tennant in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 production of Hamlet, adapted for television in 2009. [1]

His film credits include the dramas Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008), and Brotherhood (2016), starring Noel Clarke, who also wrote all three films and directed the latter two. He played supporting roles in the blockbusters The Dark Knight (2008, with Keith Szarabajka and Danny Goldring), Furious 6 (2013, with Dwayne Johnson and Joe Taslim, directed by Justin Lin), and Jupiter Ascending (2015).

He also appeared in guest roles in the British series The Bill, Black Mirror (with Christina Chong), and Law & Order: UK.

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