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Emmy and Tony Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater. Henry originated the role of "The General" in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," for which he received rave reviews. He currently stars alongside Donald Glover in the Golden Globe and Peabody Award ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2021 Eternals (post-production)
Phastos
 2021/I Vivo (completed) (voice)
 2016-2021 Atlanta (TV Series)
Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
- Episode #3.1 (2021) ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
- Crabs in a Barrel (2018) ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
- North of the Border (2018) ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
- Woods (2018) ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
- Teddy Perkins (2018) ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
 2021 The Woman in the Window
Detective Little
 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong
Bernie Hayes
 2020 Superintelligence
Dennis
 2020 The Outside Story
Charles Young
 2019 Joker
Carl (Arkham Clerk)
 2019 Child's Play
Mike
 2019 The Cold Open (TV Short)
Brian Tyree Henry
 2019 Don't Let Go
Garret Radcliff
 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Jefferson Davis (voice)
 2018 Room 104 (TV Series)
Arnold
- Arnold (2018) ... Arnold
 2018 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Cooper Wallace, Jr. / Strib
- The Amelia Earhart Story (2018) ... Cooper Wallace, Jr. / Strib (voice)
 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk
Daniel Carty
 2018 Widows
Jamal Manning
 2018 White Boy Rick
Detective Jackson
 2018 Hotel Artemis
Honolulu
 2018/III Family
Pete
 2018 Irreplaceable You
Benji
 2018 Drunk History (TV Series)
Berry Gordy
- Game Changers (2018) ... Berry Gordy
 2016-2017 Vice Principals (TV Series)
Tavis Brown
- Tiger Town (2017) ... Tavis Brown
- Gin (2016) ... Tavis Brown
- The Good Book (2016) ... Tavis Brown
 2017 This Is Us (TV Series)
Ricky
- Memphis (2017) ... Ricky
 2017 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Frank's Public Defender
- Go Cry Somewhere Else (2017) ... Frank's Public Defender
 2017 Crown Heights
Clayton 'Massup' Benton
 2017 Person to Person
Mike
 2015 Puerto Ricans in Paris
Larry Labels
 2014 The Knick (TV Series)
Larkin
- The Busy Flea (2014) ... Larkin
 2014 My America
The Convict (segment "Nate's America")
 2013 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Winston aka Scrapper / Winston 'Scrapper' - Oscar's Nephew
- Farewell Daddy Blues (2013) ... Winston aka Scrapper
- Havre de Grace (2013) ... Winston 'Scrapper' - Oscar's Nephew
 2012 My America (TV Series)
- Nate's America (2012)
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Randall Simmons
- Double Jeopardy (2010) ... Randall Simmons
 2009 Last of the Ninth (TV Movie)
Uniform
 2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ben
- Dignity (2009) ... Ben
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I didn't have aspirations of being an actor. I just thought it was fun. It was cool, it was an escape. I never thought in a million years that it would be something that would pay off. See more »

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Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles in Atlanta (2016), but lost to Henry Winkler from Barry (2018). See more »

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Aries

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