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Jason Mitchell (born January 5, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mitchell in 2016
Born (1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present

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CareerEdit

Mitchell had roles in the films Contraband and Broken City, both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2015, Mitchell played Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton,[1][2] with his performance being met with significant praise by critics.[3] In 2016, he appeared in Keanu, which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and in 2017 starred as a Vietnam War officer in the monster movie, Kong: Skull Island.

For his work as a World War II veteran in Mudbound, Mitchell received critical acclaim.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Texas Killing Fields 7-Eleven Cashier
2012 Contraband Walter
Dragon Eyes J-Dog
2013 Broken City Cast Friend #1
2015 Straight Outta Compton Eazy-E African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hamptons International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer
African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer[5]
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2016 Keanu Bud
Vincent N Roxxy Cordell
Barry PJ
2017 Mudbound Ronsel Jackson Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Hollywood Film Award for Breakout Ensemble
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Pending – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Pending – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Kong: Skull Island Glenn Mill
The Disaster Artist Nate
Detroit Carl Cooper
2018 Tyrel Tyler

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Major Crimes Twizz Episode: "Snitch"
2018–present The Chi Brandon
2018 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Lenny Episode: "Kill All Others"

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