Ashton Sanders


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Ashton Sanders was born on October 24, 1995 in Carson, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Moonlight (2016), The Retrieval (2013) and The Equalizer 2 (2018). See full bio »

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16 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Moonlight Chiron
(2016)
(2013)
The Equalizer 2 Miles Whittaker
(2018)
Captive State Gabriel Drummond
(2019)

Filmography

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 2021 Judas and the Black Messiah
Jimmy Palmer
 2020 All Day and a Night
Jahkor Abraham Lincoln
 2019 Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series)
Bobby Diggs
- Assassination Day (2019) ... Bobby Diggs
- I Declare War (2019) ... Bobby Diggs
- Labels (2019) ... Bobby Diggs
- Box in Hand (2019) ... Bobby Diggs
- Impossible (2019) ... Bobby Diggs
 2019 Captive State
Gabriel Drummond
 2019 Native Son
Bigger Thomas
 2018 The Equalizer 2
Miles Whittaker
 2018 Dead Women Walking
Troy
 2018 Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Video short)
Ashton Sanders
 2017 The XX: I Dare You (Video short)
Ashton Sanders
 2016 The Last Virgin in LA (Short)
Josh
 2016 We Home (Short)
Javan
 2016/I Moonlight
Chiron
 2016 The Skinny (TV Mini Series)
Tyler
- Squad (2016) ... Tyler
 2013 The Retrieval
Will
 2012 Making Possibilities (Short)
Donnie (as Ashton Sanders-Rodney)
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Other Works:

Music video for The xx: "I Dare You"

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ashton Sanders-Rodney

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Hollywood puts us in boxes, and I wouldn't say I'm the average Hollywood archetype. I think that also reflects in my work. I'm never doing the same type of character more than once, because I'm aware of the boxes that Hollywood puts Black men and Black people in. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2021, he has been in 2 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Moonlight (2016) and Judas and the Black Messiah (2021). Moonlight is a Best Picture winner. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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