By: Kayla Reyes
Lakeith Stanfield is an actor and rapper who was born in San Bernardino, California. He decided at the age of 14 that he wanted to pursue acting as a career. He worked numerous jobs such as gardening, at AT&T and at a legal marijuana dispensary before he received his first role in 2009 for the short film Short Term 12 which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award For Best Supporting Male. He received further recognition when he starred in the films Selma, Straight Outta Compton, and Snowden.
These films opened many doors, allowing Stanfield to take on different roles and characters. He was also in the movies The Purge: Anarchy, Dope, Death Note, The Girl In The Spider’s Web and Crown Heights.
Lakeith Stanfield quickly established himself as reliable, hardworking and talented in the industry landing him roles in his most updated projects which include Get Out, Someone Great, The Incredible Jessica James, Sorry To Bother You, and his hit comedy-drama series Atlanta.
Stanfield is a young actor who has been drawing a lot of attention towards himself and his acting skills in the past few years. We look forward to seeing what else he will do!
Lakeith Stanfield starred in many movies, but which one was your favorite? What other roles can you see him in? Let us know!