Brian Tyree Henry

Biography

Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater. Henry originated the role of "The General" in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," for which he received rave reviews. He currently stars alongside Donald Glover in the Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated FX series "Atlanta," now airing its second season. Henry portrays Alfred Miles, Atlanta's hot of the moment rapper who is forced to navigate fame while remaining loyal to family, friends and himself. He received an MTV Movie & TV Award nomination for the role. In 2017, he guest-starred as "Ricky" on NBC's Golden Globe and Emmy nominated drama "This Is Us," for which he earned an Emmy nomination. This February, Henry co-starred in the Netflix romantic drama "Irreplaceable You" with Gugu Mbatha-Raw. He can currently be seen on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan's play Lobby Hero, alongside Chris Evans and Michael Cera. Henry has completed production on a diverse number of films, all of which are slated to release this year. They include Steve McQueen's "Widows" opposite Viola Davis, "Hotel Artemis" with Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown, the indie comedy "Fam-i-ly" alongside Taylor Schilling and Kate McKinnon, "White Boy Rick" co-starring Matthew McConaughey, the Blumhouse thriller "Only You" with David Oyelowo and Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk." Henry's additional film credits include the indie films "Puerto Ricans in Paris" and "Crown Heights." On television, he has appeared in numerous shows, including "Drunk History," "How To Get Away With Murder," "Vice Principals," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Knick," "The Good Wife" and "Law & Order." Henry's wide-range of theater credits include The Fortress of Solitude and The Brother/Sister Plays/The Brothers Size (Helen Hayes Best Actor Nomination) at The Public Theatre, as well as Romeo and Juliet and Talk About Race at New York Stage and Film and The Public. A graduate of Atlanta's Morehouse College, Henry received his MFA from Yale's School of Drama. He currently resides in New York.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse December 14, 2018