Brian Tyree Henry (born March 31, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016–present), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.Henry made his film breakthrough in 2018, with starring roles in the heist film Widows, the romantic drama film If Beale Street Could Talk, and the animated superhero film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In 2019, he starred in the thriller film Don't Let Go and the horror film Child's Play.Henry has also appeared on stage, with starring roles in Romeo and Juliet (2007), The Book of Mormon (2011), and The Fortress of Solitude (2014). For his performance in the 2018 Broadway revival of Lobby Hero, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Henry's mother, Willow Deane Kearse, died in early 2016. The Atlanta episode "Woods" was dedicated to Kearse.
Henry was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised partly in Washington, D.C. His father was in the military, and his mother, Willow Dean Kearse, was an educator. Henry attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia as a business major-turned-actor in the early 2000s, and received his master's degree from Yale School of Drama.
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The Woman in the Window
An agoraphobia woman living alone in New York begins to spy on her neighbors, only to witness a violent act.
Godzilla vs. Kong
The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans known as the hollow earth is revealed.
The aliens known as the Eternals have been on Earth for thousands of years. They are forced to face the Deviants when an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows.
The Outside Story
An editor living a vertical life in his 2nd-floor apartment, always on deadline, and in a rut. When Charles locks himself out of his building, he's forced to go horizontal and confront the world he's ...
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America
An all-star livestream benefit performance of scenes from Angels in America in support of amfAR’s Fund to Fight COVID-19.
The fate of the world hangs in the balance when an all-powerful Superintelligence chooses to study the most average person on Earth, Carol Peters. As the A.I. Carol has to prove that people are worth ...
An aunt tries to bond with her niece, who wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a juggalo.
During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Don't Let Go
A detective is dealing with a personal loss when his niece calls. The two work together to stop the crime before it happens, because they are able to communicate across time.
Karen, a single mother, gave her son a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. A modern take on the 1988 horror classic.
Four thieves were killed in a police shoot out. Their widows don't have anything in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. They join forces to pull off a robbery becau...
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
He is a high school student and a spider-man. When Wilson Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-verse are transported.
Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough...
White Boy Rick
The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who was arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison after becoming an undercover cop for the police, is told in this film.
A couple who have known each other for 8 years are destined to be together until the day they die.
If Beale Street Could Talk
After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.
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After Colin Warner was wrongly convicted of murder, Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.
Drop the Mic
Celebrity rap battles mix comedy and music.
In an anthology series, a hotel room where every guest comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances and quirks.
Person to Person
A variety of New York characters are followed over the course of one day as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems.
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This Is Us
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in the present and past times are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than ...
Two cousins, with different views on art and commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene, one an ambitious college dropout and the other his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
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Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Puerto Ricans in Paris
NYPD detectives Luis and Eddie visit Paris to help gorgeous French designer Colette catch the black market thief who's ripped off her new handbag design. While Luis' girlfriend Vanessa and Eddie's wif...
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Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of as...
How to Get Away with Murder
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller is about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They will change their lives when they are involved in a m...
21 monologues written by American playwrights form a sort of fractured portrait of the American collective psyche. Ranging from the sad to the hilarious, from the angry to the tentatively celebratory,...
The sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years old. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing ...
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The film industry is honored. A copy of the Oscar statuette is given to the various category winners. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was where the first awards were held.
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Class of '09
A group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009, are together again after the death of a friend. The series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately d...
A monkey who loves music and adventure is led to make a dangerous journey from Havana to Miami to fulfill his destiny in a movie.
Untitled Lila Neugebauer Project
A soldier with a traumatic brain injury is having a hard time adjusting to life back home.
The Magician’s Elephant
The film will follow Peter, who is looking for his sister, as he crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square. Peter was asked if his sister was still alive, and the answer was that he nee...
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