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Dwight Henry

Dwight Henry is an actor, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) and The Birth of a Nation (2016). See full bio »
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4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Uncle Abram
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation Isaac Turner


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 2014 1 More Chance (Short) (additional thanks)
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 2012-2013 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 18 February 2013 (2013) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 18 July 2012 (2012) ... Himself - Guest
 2013 44th NAACP Image Awards (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 6 January 2013 (2013) ... Himself
 2012 The Jeff Probst Show (TV Series)
- An Unexpected Twist (2012) ... Himself
 2012 Super Soul Sunday (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Why Oprah Loves Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) ... Himself - Guest
 2012 Made in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #7.32 (2012) ... Himself
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 2013 Chelsea Lately (TV Series)
Wink in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
- Episode #7.29 (2013) ... Wink in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I'm from New Orleans. Before I was cast in the part I owned a bakery called Henry's Bakery and Deli right across the street from the casting agency where Court 13 had their studio. They used to come over and have lunch or breakfast in the morning. After a few months we kinda developed a relationship. They used to put these fliers in the bakery with a phone number to call if you were interested in... See more »


Dwight Henry was 2 years old when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans on September 9, 1965. See more »

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