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7 Things to Know About New Days of our Lives Star Aketra Sevillian

Get to know DAYS newcomer, Aketra Sevillian.

days of our lives star aketra sevillian looking stunning against a black backdropFind out about DAYS newcomer Aketra Sevillian.

Aketra Sevillian has joined the Days of our Lives cast as Talia Hunter. She’s the daughter of Steve’s old friend, Marcus Hunter, and the younger sister of police detective Jada Hunter.

Get To Know Aketra Sevillian

Although the actress is new to the daytime genre, she may look familiar to viewers. She appeared in Season 2 of the HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls and has made guest appearances on Grown-ish, Grand Crew, and Millennials.

Get To Know Aketra Sevillian

Want to learn more about the actress? Here are seven things to know about Aketra Sevillian.

1. There’s an interesting story behind her unusual first name, Aketra. It’s actually her mother’s name, Arteka, spelled backward. However, she goes by the nickname, Keke.

2. Sevillian played basketball at Goodrich High School in Michigan, leading the team to its first Class B State Championship in the 2011-2012 season. She also played on the Penn State University team.

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3. Her athleticism doesn’t end on the court. Sevillian began running track when she was 8, and the sport was a big part of her growing up. In fact, she was a State Championship runner-up in track and field in high school.

4. Although she has a passion for sports and is acting now, there was a time she envisioned a totally different career. Sevillian wanted to become an ER doctor and considered studying Pre-Med. However, she switched gears to Kinesiology with a minor in psychology.

5. She parlayed her love for basketball into hosting Ballislife, which streams online content about the sport. You can check it out here.

6. Athletics runs in Sevillian’s family. Her father, Clarence, was a wide receiver for the Vanderbilt University football team, and he has always been his daughter’s coach, motivator, and inspiration when it comes to sports.

7. Sevillian’s very active on social media. You can follow her on Twitter and on TikTok.

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