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Brian Tyree Henry        

Television & Broadway Actor Known for "Atlanta," "If Beale Street Could Talk" & "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Brian Tyree Henry is an actor best known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Atlanta, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Henry made his film breakthrough in 2018, with starring roles in the heist film Widows, the romantic drama film If Beale Street Could Talk, and the animated superhero film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In 2019, he co-starred in the psychological thriller films Joker, the thriller film Don't Let Go and the horror film Child's Play.

Henry has also appeared on stage, with starring roles in Romeo and Juliet, The Book of Mormon and The Fortress of Solitude. For his performance in the 2018 Broadway revival of Lobby Hero, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Henry attended Morehouse College as a business major-turned-actor in the early 2000s. He fell for the city, its community, and its creative energy when he was there. Later, he returned to Georgia's capital to play Alfred Miles, a.k.a. Paper Boi in FX's Atlanta.

Henry received his bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and his master's degree from Yale School of Drama.

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