Brian Tyree Henry

42, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

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Biography

Brian Tyree Henry (born March 31, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016–2022), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He is also known for his performances in Boardwalk Empire, How to Get Away with Murder, and This Is Us.

Henry made his film breakthrough in 2018 with starring roles in Steve McQueen's heist film Widows, Barry Jenkins' romantic drama film If Beale Street Could Talk, and the animated superhero film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He's since appeared in Joker (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), The Woman in the Window (2021), and Bullet Train (2022). He portrayed Phastos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals (2021). In 2022, he starred in Causeway (2022) which earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has also appeared on stage, making his debut performance in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet (2007), and acting in various plays at the Public Theatre, before appearing in the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon (2011). In 2014 he appeared in the off-Broadway musical The Fortress of Solitude. For his performance in the 2018 Broadway revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play Lobby Hero, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Timeline

2024Aged 42

  • Poster for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

    Bernie Hayes

  • Poster for The Fire Inside

    Jason Crutchfield

  • Poster for Transformers One

    Megatron (voice)

2023Aged 41

  • Poster for The Magician's Elephant

    Leo Matienne (voice)

  • Poster for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Jeff Morales (voice)

  • Poster for The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story

    Jefferson Davis (voice)

2022Aged 40

  • Poster for Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals

    Self - Phastos

  • Poster for Bullet Train

    Lemon

  • Poster for Causeway

    James

2021Aged 39

  • Poster for Godzilla vs. Kong

    Bernie Hayes

  • Poster for The Outside Story

    Charles Young

  • Poster for The Woman in the Window

    Detective Little

  • Poster for Vivo

    Dancarino (voice)

  • Poster for Eternals

    Phastos

2020Aged 38

  • Poster for The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America

    Prior Walter

  • Poster for Superintelligence

    Dennis Caruso

2019Aged 37

  • Poster for Child's Play

    Detective Mike Norris

  • Poster for Don't Let Go

    Garret Radcliff

  • Poster for Joker

    Carl (Arkham Clerk)

2018Aged 36

  • Poster for Irreplaceable You

    Benji

  • Poster for Hotel Artemis

    Lev / Honolulu

  • Poster for Family

    Pete

  • Poster for White Boy Rick

    Detective Jackson

  • Poster for Widows

    Jamal Manning

  • Poster for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Jefferson Davis (voice)

  • Poster for If Beale Street Could Talk

    Daniel Carty

2017Aged 35

  • Poster for Person to Person

    Mike

  • Poster for Crown Heights

    Massup

2015Aged 33

  • Poster for Puerto Ricans in Paris

    Larry Labels

2014Aged 32

  • Poster for My America

    (Unknown)

Year unknown

  • Poster for Weapons

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

    Jeff Morales (voice)