Stephan James has quickly established himself as an incredibly dynamic lead talent in both film and television. James, a native of Canada, has held the honor of portraying several real-life figures in African American history. He starred as Olympics hero Jesse Owens in Race, directed by Stephen Hopkins, for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination. In 2019 Stephan received his first Golden Globe nomination for his starring role opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon Prime's hit series Homecoming. Stephan was also the male lead in Barry Jenkins' acclaimed, Golden-Globe Film Independent Spirit Award and Critics' Choice Award-nominated film, If Beale Street Could Talk. The film was named one of the American Film Institute's Top 10 Films of the Year, one of the top Films of 2018 by the National Board of Review. James was recently honored at the Canadian Screen Awards as the first ever recipient of the Radius Award, given to a Canadian film or television professional who is making waves internationally.
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