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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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Known For

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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Height:

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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Dwight Henry owns and runs the 'Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Cafe' in the Seventh Ward, New Orleans. See more »

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