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Dwight Henry


Dwight Henry was born on February 19, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Dwight David Henry. He is an actor, known for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Sexual Healing. See full bio »

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12 Years a Slave Uncle Abram
(2013)
Sexual Healing Marvin Gay Sr.
BOO! Memphis

Filmography

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  BOO! (post-production)
Memphis
  Easy Does It (post-production)
Chief Parker
  Sexual Healing (post-production)
Marvin Gay Sr.
 2019 Undying (post-production)
Dr. Poe
 2019 Curtis (completed)
 2018 Warning Shot
Jawari
 2016 The Birth of a Nation
Isaac Turner
 2015 Wolf Who Cried Boy (Short)
Koney
 2014 The Sound and the Fury
Roskus
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Uncle Abram
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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)
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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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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New York, NY, USA: Planning to open a branch of his Buttermilk Drop Bakery in Harlem, as part of a deal with restaurateur Richie Notar to have a open next to the famed Lenox Lounge. Is also planning to write a cookbook that may be titled 'Feasts of the Southern Wild'. See more »

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Pisces

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