Dwight Henry


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Dwight Henry was born on February 19, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Dwight David Henry. He is an actor and producer, 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.
Easy Does It Chief Parker
(2019)

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  Sexual Healing (post-production)
Marvin Gay Sr.
 2021 Undying (post-production)
Dr. Poe
 2020 Curtis
Curtis
 2019 Easy Does It
Chief Parker
 2018/II Boo!
Memphis
 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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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 »

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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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