Dwight Henry


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Dwight Henry was born on February 19, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. 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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4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

12 Years a Slave Uncle Abram
(2013)
Sexual Healing Marvin Gay Sr.
Easy Does It Chief Parker
(2019)

Filmography

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  Sexual Healing (announced)
Marvin Gay Sr.
 2022 Undying (post-production)
Dr. Poe
 2022 The Legend of Firelily (TV Mini Series)
Clerk
- Daddy's Girl (2022) ... Clerk
 2020/I 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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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 was 2 years old when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans on September 9, 1965. See more »

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