Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

37, from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (born July 15, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying David Kane/Black Manta in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Aquaman (2018), Bobby Seale in the Netflix historical legal drama Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) and Cal Abar in the HBO limited series Watchmen (2019). For the latter, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

After starring in the Netflix musical drama series The Get Down (2016–2017), Abdul-Mateen appeared in numerous films, including Baywatch (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017), and Us (2019).

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2023Aged 37

  • Poster for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

    Black Manta

2022Aged 36

  • Poster for Ambulance

    Will Sharp

2021Aged 35

  • Poster for Candyman

    Anthony McCoy

  • Poster for The Matrix Resurrections

    Morpheus / Agent Smith

2020Aged 34

  • Poster for All Day and a Night

    Big Stunna

  • Poster for The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Bobby Seale

2019Aged 33

  • Poster for Us

    Russell Thomas / Weyland

  • Poster for Sweetness in the Belly

    Dr. Aziz Abdul Nasser

2018Aged 32

  • Poster for The Vanishing of Sidney Hall


  • Poster for First Match


  • Poster for Boundaries


  • Poster for Aquaman

    David Kane / Black Manta

2017Aged 31

  • Poster for Baywatch

    Sgt. Ellerbee

  • Poster for The Greatest Showman

    W. D. Wheeler

Year unknown