Majors was born in Dallas, Texas. His mother is a pastor. Majors studied for his bachelor's degree at the University of North Carolina, and later, attended the Yale School of Drama as a graduate acting student. He graduated in 2016.
|2017||Hostiles||Corporal Henry Woodson|
|2018||White Boy Rick||Johnny "Lil Man" Curry|
|Out of Blue||Duncan J. Reynolds|
|2019||The Last Black Man in San Francisco||Prentice|
|TBA||Da 5 Bloods||Filming|
|2017||When We Rise||Young Ken Jones||4 episodes|
|2019||Lovecraft Country||Atticus Black||Series regular|
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