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 Captive State (2019). See full bio »

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16 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


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Moonlight Chiron
Captive State Gabriel Drummond
The Equalizer 2 Miles Whittaker


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 2022 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (TV Series)
College Kareem
- When You Wish Upon a Roker (2022) ... College Kareem (voice)
 2019-2021 Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series)
Bobby Diggs / RZA
- As High as Wu-Tang Gets (2021) ... Bobby Diggs
- C.R.E.A.M. (2021) ... Bobby Diggs
- Saturday Nite (2021) ... Bobby Diggs
- Airwaves (2021) ... Bobby Diggs
- Protect Ya Neck (2021) ... Bobby Diggs
 2021 Judas and the Black Messiah
Jimmy Palmer
 2020 All Day and a Night
Jahkor Abraham Lincoln
 2019 Captive State
Gabriel Drummond
 2019 Native Son
Bigger Thomas
 2018 The Equalizer 2
Miles Whittaker
 2018 Dead Women Walking
 2018 Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Music Video)
Ashton Sanders
 2017 The XX: I Dare You (Music Video)
Ashton Sanders
 2016 The Last Virgin in LA (Short)
 2016 We Home (Short)
 2016/I Moonlight
 2016 The Skinny (TV Mini Series)
- Squad (2016) ... Tyler
 2013 The Retrieval
 2012 Making Possibilities (Short)
Donnie (as Ashton Sanders-Rodney)
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Music video for The xx: "I Dare You"

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Alternate Names:

Ashton Sanders-Rodney


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Moonlight (2016) was my baby. It was God sent on every level - spiritual and just literal. That was a film that was really precious to me, and I think it's important to me and my career to play characters that are relatable and to use my art to teach people, to play characters that people can relate to and learn from. And that's exactly what Chiron was and what Moonlight was all about. It was ... See more »


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 »

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