- Played the baritone and mellophone horn in his high school marching band.
- Got into acting during sophomore year of college after auditioning for the play Joe Turner's Come and Gone on a whim and landing the lead role.
- Planned to move to Washington D.C. and work in home security after graduation, before being persuaded to audition for the Yale School of Drama.
- Became friends with Sterling K. Brown when the pair were playing drag queens in Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out at the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2007.
- Was part of the original Broadway cast of The Book Of Mormon.
- 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2018, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2018, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- Willow — Mother
- Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (BA in Business, 2004); Yale University, Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MA in Drama, 2007)
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