Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an American actor. He portrayed David Kane, the Black Manta in the DC Extended Universe Aquaman films and Bobby Seale in the Netflix historical legal drama The Trial of the Chicago 7. For his portrayal of Cal Abar in the HBO limited series Watchmen, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Aquaman Manta
2018
The Get Down Cadillac
2016-2017

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 2023 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (post-production)
David Kane / Black Manta
 2022 Ambulance
Will Sharp
 2021 The Matrix Resurrections
Morpheus / Agent Smith
 2021 Candyman
Anthony McCoy
 2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7
Bobby Seale
 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 Sweetness in the Belly
Dr. Aziz Abdul Nasser
 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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2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Parents:

Abdul-Mateen, Yahya | Abdul-Mateen, Mary

Relatives:

Abdul-Mateen, Sadruddin (sibling) | See more »
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I wanted to be Michael Jackson as a kid. See more »

Trivia:

Signed on to play Cal in Watchmen under the impression that he would be playing Regina King's husband. He had no idea he was actually going to be Dr. Manhattan too, the role for which he won an Emmy Award. See more »

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