Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Active - 2017 - 2023  |   Born - Jul 15, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Music, Science Fiction

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  • Was raised in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans.
  • Competed as a hurdler for the California Golden Bears in college.
  • Was previously an architect and city planner before beginning his acting career.
  • Was awarded Yale School of Drama's esteemed Herschel Williams Prize.
  • Made his professional acting debut playing Cadillac in the musical drama series The Get Down, which was created by Baz Luhrmann.