LaKeith Stanfield Biography

Get Out

Get Out

Score: 6.62 / 10
Released: February 24, 2017
Director: Jordan Peele
Producer: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Edward H. Hamm Jr.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Catherine Keener, Lil Rel Howery, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, LaKeith Stanfield
Genre: Thriller
Length: 103 minutes
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LaKeith Stanfield Biography

LaKeith Stanfield

Date of Birth: August 12, 1991

LaKeith Stanfield was born in San Bernardino, California and raised in nearby Victorville.

At 14, he joined the school drama club and decided that he wanted to be an actor. By the time he was 15, LaKeith joined the John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Agency and was sent out on commercial auditions. At first, he didn't land anything and grew discouraged, but in 2009 he landed a role in a short film titled Short Term 12, which would lead to greater things. When the short was made into a feature in 2013, director Destin Daniel Cretton asked LaKeith to recreate his role in the film, which also starred Brie Larson. LaKeith earned two Black Reel nominations for his performance, which included a scene in which he raps a song he wrote with the director, Cretton. The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2014 Satellite Awards.

LaKeith has not stopped working since, with roles in films such as the Oscar-winning film Selmastarring David Oyelowo, in which Lakeith played the pivotal role of Jimmie Lee Jackson.

The following year he played Snoop in the Oscar-nominated film Straight Outta Compton(2015). That same year, he won Best Actor at the 24fps International Short Film Festival for his starring role in the short film Tracks (2015).

In 2015, LaKeith was cast in the starring role of Darius on the FX series Atlanta, about two aspiring rappers. In 2017 the series won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and LaKeith won a 2017 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series. LaKeith , who is a rapper himself, is one-half of the rap duo, Moors, alongside Los Angeles-based producer HH (real name Hrishikesh Hirway), whom he met while filming Short Term 12.

In 2016, LaKeith played Patrick Haynes in Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, then in 2017, he played the challenging role of Andre Logan King in the phenomenal hit film Get Out. His character is kidnapped, then undergoes a personality change by the time Chris (Daniel Kaluyya) meets him. The role was a small one, but crucial and LaKeith was extremely memorable. He shared a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture with his fellow actors.

In his next film, Crown Heights (2017), LaKeith played the starring role of Colin Warner, a man from Brooklyn who was wrongfully convicted of a crime in the 1980s and then spent two decades trying to clear his name. For his work in the film, LaKeith won a 2017 Breakout Performance award from the African-American Film Critics Association.

LaKeith also stars in Sorry to Bother You (2018), a surreal look at the life of a very successful telemarketer named Cassius Green (played by LaKeith ).

LaKeith and his girlfriend, actress Xosha Roquemore, have been dating since early 2015 and have a child together, born in June 2017.

Filmography:
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Death Note (Netflix)
Get Out (2017)
War Machine (Netflix)
Miles Ahead (2016)
Snowden (2016)
Dope (2015)
Memoria (2015)
Selma (2015)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Short Term 12 (2013)


Filmography

Actor Knives Out (2019)
Actor Get Out (2017)
Actor Miles Ahead (2016)
Actor Snowden (2016)
Actor Dope (2015)
Actor Memoria (2015)
Actor Selma (2015)
Actor Short Term 12 (2013)
Actor Come Sunday (0)
Actor Crown Heights (0)
Actor Live Cargo (0)