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Brian Tyree Henry

Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater.

Henry originated the role of “The General” in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he received rave reviews.

He currently stars alongside Donald Glover in the Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated FX series Atlanta. He portrays Alfred Miles, Atlanta’s hot of-the-moment rapper who is forced to navigate fame while remaining loyal to family, friends and himself. He received an MTV Movie & TV Award nomination for the role.

Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater.

Henry originated the role of “The General” in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he received rave reviews.

He currently stars alongside Donald Glover in the Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated FX series Atlanta. He portrays Alfred Miles, Atlanta’s hot of-the-moment rapper who is forced to navigate fame while remaining loyal to family, friends and himself. He received an MTV Movie & TV Award nomination for the role.

This spring, he guest-starred as “Ricky” on NBC’s Golden Globe and Emmy nominated drama This Is Us, for which he earned an Emmy nomination.

Henry is currently in production on several films, including Steve McQueen’s Widows opposite Viola Davis, Hotel Artemis with Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown, the indie comedy Fam-i-ly alongside Taylor Schilling and Kate McKinnon, the romantic drama Irreplaceable You, co-starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and White Boy Rick, with Matthew McConaughey.

In 2016, Henry co-starred in Focus Features’ Puerto Ricans in Paris and completed production on the indie film Crown Heights.

On television, Henry has appeared in numerous shows, including How To Get Away With Murder, Vice Principals, Boardwalk Empire, The Knick, The Good Wife and Law & Order.

Henry’s wide range of theater credits include The Fortress of Solitude and The Brother/Sister Plays/The Brothers Size (Helen Hayes Best Actor Nomination) at The Public Theatre, as well as Romeo and Juliet and Talk About Race at New York Stage and Film and The Public.

A graduate of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Henry received his MFA from Yale’s School of Drama. He currently resides in New York.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Brian Tyree Henry, as Ricky
  • This Is Us
  • NBC
  • 20th Century Fox Television