Brian Tyree Henry
Brian Tyree Henry (born March 31, 1982) is an American actor. He is known for his performance on the FX series Atlanta, as well as the 2018 films Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Brian Tyree Henry
Henry at the 2017 Peabody Awards
|Born||March 31, 1982|
|Education||Morehouse College (BA)|
Yale University (MFA)
Early life and educationEdit
Henry was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised partly in Washington, D.C. His father was in the military, and his mother was an educator. Henry attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia as a business major-turned-actor in the early 2000s, and received his master's degree from Yale School of Drama.
His television roles include Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in Atlanta, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nomination, and Tavis Brown in Vice Principals. In 2017, Henry guest starred in the NBC TV series This is Us in the episode "Memphis" as Ricky, receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Henry's mother, Willow Deane Kearse, died in early 2016. The Atlanta episode "Woods" was dedicated to Kearse.
|2015||Puerto Ricans in Paris||Spencer|
|2017||Person to Person||Mike|
|White Boy Rick||Detective Mel "Roach" Jackson|
|If Beale Street Could Talk||Daniel Carty|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Jefferson Davis (voice)|
|Child's Play||Detective Mike Norris||Post-production|
|The Woman in the Window||Detective Little||Post-production|
|2020||Godzilla vs. Kong||Filming|
|TBA||The Outside Story||Charles Young||Filming|
|2009||Law & Order||Ben||Episode: "Dignity"|
|2010||The Good Wife||Randall Simmons||Episode: "Double Jeopardy"|
|2013||Boardwalk Empire||Winston aka Scrapper||2 episodes|
|2014||The Knick||Larkin||Episode: "The Busy Flea"|
|2016–present||Atlanta||Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles||Series regular|
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year (2017)
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Comedy Supporting Actor (2017)
Nominated – MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Duo (shared w/ Lakeith Stanfield) (2017)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2018)
|2016–17||Vice Principals||Dascius Brown||3 episodes|
|2017||How to Get Away with Murder||Public Defender||Episode: "Go Cry Somewhere Else"|
|This Is Us||Ricky||Episode: "Memphis"|
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Drama Guest Actor
Nominated – Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Song/Recording Created for Television
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
|2018||Drunk History||Berry Gordy||Episode: "Game Changers"|
|BoJack Horseman||Cooper Thomas Rogers Wallace, Jr. (voice)||Episode: "The Amelia Earhart Story"|
|2007||Romeo and Juliet||Tybalt||Shakespeare in the Park|
|The Brothers Size||Oshoosi||The Public Theatre|
|2009||In The Red and Brown Water||The Egungun||The Public Theatre|
|Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet||Oshoosi Size / Terrell||The Public Theatre|
|2011||The Book of Mormon||General||Eugene O'Neill Theatre|
|2014||The Fortress of Solitude||Robert Woolfolk||The Public Theatre|
|2018||Lobby Hero||William||Helen Hayes Theatre||Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play|
Nominated – Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance
Nominated – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
- Brown, Emma (September 7, 2016). "Discovery: Brian Tyree Henry". Interview. Brant Publications. Archived from the original on September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- Fitz-Gerald, Sean (September 6, 2016). "WHO PLAYS PAPER BOI THE RAPPER ON 'ATLANTA'?". Thrillist. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- "How Brian Tyree Henry Became Paper Boi, Atlanta's Rising Rap Star". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
- "Brian Tyree Henry". Playbill. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- "The Tony Award Nominees - Artists - Brian Tyree Henry". TonyAwards.com. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
- Gabriel Bateman To Star As Andy In MGM’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake, Joining Aubrey Plaza & Brian Tyree Henry
- Nguyen, Hanh (April 20, 2018). "'Atlanta' Writer on Paper Boi's Heartbreaking Loss, 'Teddy Perkins,' and Life After 'Deadpool'". IndieWire. Retrieved April 22, 2018.