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Daniel Kaluuya        

British-Ugandan Actor Known for "Get Out," "Black Panther" & "Judas and the Black Messiah"

Daniel Kaluuya is an award-winning British and Ugandan actor and screenwriter known for playing Chris Washington in Get Out, W'Kabi in Black Panther, and Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Kaluuya's early roles included Reece in the BBC's controversial drama "Shoot the Messenger." He then joined the original cast of "Skins" as Posh Kenneth. He was also a contributor and staff writer for the show, and he presented the "Skins" Podcast (also called Skinscast).

After "Skins," Kaluuya appeared as a guest star in many established series such as "Silent Witness," the Doctor Who special "Planet of the Dead" and "Lewis." He has also appeared in the sketch show "That Mitchell" and "Webb Look" and the sketch show "Harry and Paul." Kaluuya also voiced a character in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom "Sneakiepeeks."

In 2009, he became a regular cast member in the ITV comedy "FM" as amateur DJ–Radio Runner "Ades" and also as Michael "Tea Leaf" Fry in dark BBC comedy "Psychoville."

In 2010, Kaluuya played the lead role in Roy Williams' Sucker Punch at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Both the play and Kaluuya won rave reviews and he won both the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

In 2011, Kaluuya was leading man in Daniel Mulloy's Baby, which went on to win the Best Short Film Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as well as the Best Short Film Award at the British Independent Film Awards. In 2011, Enda Walsh's adaption of his stage play Chatroom was also released with Kaluuya having a main role. He later appeared in the sequel of Johnny English, Johnny English Reborn, as Agent Tucker. He also played the role of Mac Armstrong in BBC3's supernatural drama "The Fades."

Kaluuya played one of the lead characters in "Fifteen Million Merits," an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. In September 2015, Kaluuya portrayed FBI agent Reggie Wayne in Denis Villeneuve's film Sicario.

Kaluuya starred in the lead role, Chris Washington, in the horror film Get Out, which was released in theaters on February 24, 2017. For that role, Kaluuya was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.

In 2018, Kaluuya played W'Kabi in Marvel's blockbuster film, Black Panther. That same year, Kaluuya won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and was featured in the heist film Widows.

In 2021, Kaluuya starred as revolutionary socialist Fred Hampton in the biographical drama, Judas and the Black Messiah. His performance in the film was lauded by critics, and he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.


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