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Jason Mitchell Biography

Birth Name:
Jason Mitchell
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Grew up following his mother around the world as an Army brat
  • Took a variety of odd jobs including cook, electrician, oyster shucker and drug dealer to help his family recoup their losses after Hurricane Katrina
  • Started studying acting in 2010, under the tutelage of Jaqueline Fleming at Jaq's Acting Studio in New Orleans
  • Five weeks after enrolling, he had an agent
  • Almost didn't get the role of Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton because he didn't have $1800 for an overnight plane ticket to LA for a second audition
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  • Gary Gray compromised on a Skype audition that clinched the role

Awards

  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated