Ashton Sanders

  • Birth Name: Ashton Durrand Sanders
  • Birth Place: Carson, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Grew up performing in the theatre, jumping in and out of plays, sometimes 3 or 4 plays a year.
  • Made his feature film debut playing Will in the 2013 western adventure drama The Retrieval.
  • Was pursuing a BFA in acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University before leaving to focus on his acting career in 2016.
  • Notably played Teen Chiron in the the Best Picture winning 2016 film Moonlight.
  • Has modelled for Calvin Klein.
  • Father is a fashion designer, and has hinted at possibly doing some of his own design work in the future.


  • 2017, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Attended DePaul University, The Theatre School, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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