What You Should Know About Star Trek and Bajillionaires Actress Arista Arhin

If you're not already a huge fan of Arista Arhin from her roles on Star Trek: Discovery and Bajillionaires, you should be.

She's one of our favorite rising actresses, and we got the lowdown when she shared some fun facts about herself with Sweety High this week.

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Name: Arista Arhin

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Birthday: February 8

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Fun Facts:

1. Arista's favorite fan encounter happened at the Canadian Screen Awards Family Fun Day, just as she was demonstrating how to make slime alongside her Bajillionaires castmates.

"A mom with her kid came up to me to tell me how much she enjoyed watching me in Star Trek: Discovery, whereas her kid actually came to make slime with me. I felt so grateful to have such amazing fans!"

-Arista Arhin


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2. She's pretty athletic, and has been playing league softball for six years. She also plays volleyball and soccer on her school teams.

"There have been so many times when I tried to spike the ball while playing volleyball and I would totally miss it and the ball would land on my face. Needless to say, it was so embarrassing."

-Arista Arhin

3. If she could pick anyone from history to be her mentor, she'd choose Audrey Hepburn.

4. She's a bit of a fashion and beauty guru, and people often come to her when they need some style tips.


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5. When it comes to nail polish, Arista loves a "subtle, yet sparkly" clear glitter.

6. In the past, she's had a crush on Harry Potter, but only in Goblet of Fire.

7. The No. 1 thing on her bucket list is to eat a baguette at the Eiffel Tower.

8. Her favorite joke is short, but sweet.

"What did the cool bird say? I'm so fly."

-Arista Arhin

9. She was familiar with Star Trek before she got cast, but didn't know too much about the show.

 "I truly fell in love with it once I started playing Young Michael Burnham, so my favorite version has to be Star Trek: Discovery."

-Arista Arhin

 

10. Her favorite Star Trek character (besides Michael, of course) is the Klingon Ash Tyler, formerly known as Voq, who undergoes a painful procedure to appear human.

To learn more about the awesome women we look up to, click HERE to find out all about actress Brenna D'Amico.