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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 »

Known For

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Uncle Abram
(2013)
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation Isaac Turner
(2016)
Easy Does It
Easy Does It Chief Parker
(2018)

Filmography

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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 Special documentary)
Himself
 2013 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 6 January 2013 (2013) ... Himself
 2012 The Jeff Probst Show (TV Series)
Himself
- 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)
Himself
- 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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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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They contemplated bringing in professional actors from New York or California to do my role, but they wouldn't have brought the passion to the film as someone who went through this on a regular basis. I was in Hurricane Katrina in neck-high water. I have an inside understanding for what this movie is about. I brought a passion to the part that an outside actor who had never seen a storm or been ... See more »

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Dwight Henry owns and runs the 'Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Cafe' in the Seventh Ward, New Orleans. See more »

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