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Lakeith Lee Stanfield Biography

Birth Place:
San Bernardino, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was a performer, as a child, long before starting his professional career, doing accents and putting on puppet shows for his aunt
  • Decided to become an actor at age 14 shortly after his family moved to Victorville, California
  • Attended the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Los Angeles
  • First role was in the 2009 college thesis short film Short Term 12 and then debuted as a professional actor in the 2013 feature film version alongside Brie Larson and Rami Malek
  • Is in the rap duo MOORS, with Los Angeles-based producer HH, a
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  • 2020Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2014Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated


  • Gary Stanfield -- Father
  • Karen Garrett -- Mother