- His father, originally from Sierra Leone, was a party DJ in Atlanta.
- Ran track in high school.
- Turned down a scholarship to Juilliard.
- Was a member of the Christian rap group Four More Disciples.
- Starred in the musical Fela!, first off-Broadway in 2008 (winning an Obie Award for his performance), then transferring to Broadway in 2009.
- Performs a rigorous workout before theater performances.
- 2010, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- Ayesha Ngaujah — Wife
- DasArts, de Theaterschool, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (MA)
- Birth Place: College Park, Georgia, United States
- Profession: Actor
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