Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Aquaman (2018) and The Get Down (2016). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Aquaman Manta
2018
The Get Down Cadillac
2016-2017

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 2022 Aquaman 2 (announced)
David Kane / Black Manta
 2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (completed)
Bobby Seale
 2020/I Candyman (completed)
Anthony McCoy
 2020 All Day and a Night
Big Stunna
 2019 Watchmen (TV Mini-Series)
Cal Abar
- See How They Fly (2019) ... Cal Abar
- A God Walks into Abar (2019) ... Cal Abar
- An Almost Religious Awe (2019) ... Cal Abar
- This Extraordinary Being (2019) ... Cal Abar
 2019 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Karl
- Striking Vipers (2019) ... Karl
 2019/II Us
Russel Thomas / Weyland
 2018 Aquaman
Manta
 2018 The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)
Omar
- Baggage (2018) ... Omar
 2018/I Boundaries
Serg
 2018 First Match
Darrel
 2017 The Greatest Showman
W.D. Wheeler
 2017 Baywatch
Sgt. Ellerbee
 2016-2017 The Get Down (TV Series)
Cadillac
- Only from Exile Can We Come Home (2017) ... Cadillac
- Gamble Everything (2017) ... Cadillac
- The Beat Says, This Is the Way (2017) ... Cadillac
- One by One, Into the Dark (2017) ... Cadillac
- Unfold Your Own Myth (2017) ... Cadillac
 2012 Crescendo (Short)
Yahya
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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I had taken an acting class at Berkeley - I was on the track team, and a friend of mine on the team said, 'You should take an acting class. It's just like recess.' So I viewed it as a simple credit. See more »

Trivia:

He is the first actor to play Aquaman's arch-enemy Black Manta in live-action. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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