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Michael Rainey Jr. Biography

Birth Place:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Fast Facts

  • Early in his career, he was cast in Sesame Street, and also appeared in various commercials and music videos
  • Made his feature film debut in the Italian drama Un altro mondo, in 2010
  • Living in Italy for a year starring in Un altro mondo, he became fluent in Italian and fully embraced the culture
  • Played eight year old Cecil Gaines - Forest Whitaker's character - in the 2013 drams Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Frequently gives back to his community, working with youths and supplying coats and food for the homeless