Who is Zimmie in the Nike commercial?
NIKE honoured it’s past and the “promise of the future’ in a new advertisement directed by Spike Lee.
The short film, documenting landmark sporting moments, was produced to celebrate the sportswear giant’s 50th anniversary.
Who plays Zimmie in the Nike commercial?
Nike released the commercial on May 16, 2022 featuring Spike Lee (reimagining his iconic role as Mars Blackmon) and a protagonist named Zimmie.
The character was portrayed by actress Indigo Hubbard-Salk.
In the advertisement, she makes references to several famous up and coming athletes including PSG’s Killian Mbappe, tennis star Naomi Osaka and footy ace Sam Kerr.
She looks directly to the camera and says: “I know you think you’ve seen everything, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
According to a press release, her character embodies the “optimism, energy, and unlimited potential of the next 50 years of sport.”
Who is Indigo Hubbard-Salk?
Viewers were impressed by Indigo’s performance in the commercial which struck up hundreds of thousands of views in a matter of days.
Indigo is a actress who previously appeared as Skylar Gilstrap and Skylar Overstreet in the series “She’s Gotta Have It” from 2017 to 2019.
Her latest work included the role of Birdie in the 2020 short movie “Broken Bird.”
Indigo was born in US to mother, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, and her father, Danny.
Sources suggest her mom has been a well-known yoga practitioner for 25 years and a yoga studio owner in Brooklyn, New York.
Jyll runs Urban Asanas, which also serves free yoga classes for the community.
How can I watch Spike Lee’s Nike ad?
Lee’s new advertisement can be viewed on YouTube on the sportswear giant’s official channel.
It includes a special four-minute-long directors cut.