Lakeith Stanfield

Lakeith Stanfield

Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1991
Age32 years 11 months 6 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthSan Bernardino, California, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionsSongwriter , Poet , Rapper , Actor
Full Name Lakeith Lee Stanfield
Other Name Keith Stanfield

Personal Information
Language English
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
EthnicityAfrican American
ComplexionBrown
Body Features & Measurements
Height183 CM
6 Feet 0 Inches
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Black
Weight71 KG
157 lbs
Shoe Size9
Tattoo On both Arms
Body Type Thin
Hair type Wavy
Family Information
Father Gary Stanfield
Mother Karen Garrett
Wife Kasmere Trice
Brother Lagareth Stanfield
Sisters Clarissa Stanfield
Kamyra Stanfield
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterJohn Casablancas Modeling & Career Center, Los Angeles
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriends Tylor Hurd (Ex)
Xosha Roquemore (born 1984)
Career Information
Years Active 2008-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesDancing
Music
photography
Favorite MoviesJason's Lyric (1994) (as a child)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Social Networks, Web links
Instagram ProfileLakeith Stanfield Instagram Profile
Contact
Talent Agents Stark Management
Ginsburg Daniels LLP
More Information
Net worth$1 Million

Biography

Lakeith Stanfield is an American Theater, TV, Movie actor, Songwriter, signer, rapper. He is popular for portraying the role of Bill O'Neal in Judas and the Black Messiah, Jimmie Lee Jackson a human rights activist in the Martin Luther King biopic movie Selma(2014).

He received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Some of his roles are Apollo in "The Changeling", Clarence/ Thomas in "The Book of Clarence", Ben Matthais in "Haunted Mansion", Darius in "Atlanta" among others.

 

Childhood- Family

Lakeith Lee Stanfield was born on 12th August 1991 in San Bernardino, California to Gary Stanfield(Father) and Karen Garrett(Mother).

He has two younger twin brothers, both his younger brothers have autism. He also has sisters. He moved out of the house when he was just 12. Lagareth Stanfield is his brother; Kamyra Stanfield & Clarissa Stanfield are his sisters.

His mother Karen had seven children and worked at fast food joints to take care of them. She fled from abusive relationship to protect her children. [Lakeith laughs that Karen has become synonymous with white female entitlement]

While growing up he did not have friends of his age, he did not like the fact that they were into violent stuff and ordinary things. Drama Club helped him find friends with whom he grew up and shared his youth.

He was raised in Riverside, San Bernardino & Victorville. He was brought up in a poor family with poverty and difficulties, however as per his own saying he doesn't carry the baggage of past and is at ease in the present.

Education

  • Victor Valley High School: He attended the drama classes at the school. He decided to become an actor at the age of 14, he took it seriously in High School and participated in school Dramas. His drama teacher, Miss Schee cast him as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was a thespian all 4 years of his High School.
  • He attended the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Los Angeles.

 

Lakeith is trained and practiced in method acting. 

 

Relationships- Marriage

Xosha Roquemore

Lakeith Stanfield and actress Xosha Roquemore had been together since August of 2015, they had a daughter together, born in June of 2017.

Lakeith Stanfield with girlfriend Xosha Roquemore

Image: Lakeith Stanfield with girlfriend Xosha Roquemore

 

Tylor Hurd

He has a duaghter with artist Tylor Hurd named Apollo Stanfield born in 2022.

Tylor Hurd and her daughter Apollo Stanfield

[Tylor Hurd with daughter Apollo Stanfield]

 

Kasmere Trice

Lakeith Stanfield with wife Kasmere Trice and the child

[Lakeith Stanfield with wife Kasmere Trice and the child]

Lakeith met model Kasmere for the first time in Canada, where he was working.

Lakeith proposed to Kasmere on an island vacation in December before her birthday in 2022. The two got married in a private ceremony by July 2023. 

They have a child together.

 

Career

His first assignments were in commercials.

 Short Term 12 (2009)

Lakeith began his career with a role in the short movie Short Term 12 (2009) which was a college project of director Destin Daniel Cretton. His mother sent him $3500 to help him make the 21 minute San Diego State University film school thesis project, which went on to win teh grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Before his big break on 'Short Term 12' he was so broke that he did not have enough to pay for internet package on his phone to check email. He did odd jobs like Planting, Gardening, Roof-fixing working at AT &T, legal marijuana factory, etc.

Music Career

Lakeith is part of the music band 'Moors', along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder.  Lakeith's chosen stage name for his musical career is Htiekal (which is Lakeith reversed)

Self Control

He is working on a new Album named 'Self Control'. it is about the struggles, about going through the hard times with hope and crossing to the other side. 

The first song of the slbum 'Fast Life' was released on 26th March 2020. Fast life is about being caught up in the lights and glimmer, forgetting to smell the roses on the dance that is Life. 

Brother

He is working on an EP titled Brother, 

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
       
  Ride Around Shining   also as producer
  Notes from a Young Black Chef   also as executive producer
  Play Dirty    
2023 The Book of Clarence Clarence/ Thomas   
2023 Haunted Mansion Ben Matthias  
2021 The Harder They Fall Cherokee Bill  
2021 Judas and the Black Messiah Bill O'Neal Academy Award nominated
2020 The Photograph Michael Block  
2019 Knives Out Lieutenant Elliott  
2019 Uncut Gems Demany  
2019 Someone Great Nate Davis  
2018 Let's Dance  Worker 

Short movie;

Segment: Lunch Break

2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web   Ed Needham  
2018 Time of Day Lakeith Stanfield Short movie
2018 Come Sunday  Reggie  performed in the song "Jesus Loves Me"
2018 Sorry to Bother You Cassius Green performed in the song "Nigga Shit" 
2017 Quest: The Truth Always Rises Diego   
2017 Death Note   L  
2017 Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town  George   
2017 LaZercism    Short movie
2017 War Machine  Billy Cole   
2017 The Incredible Jessica James  Damon   
2017 Get Out   Andre Logan King  
2017 Crown Heights Colin Warner  
2016 Snowden  Patrick Haynes   
2016 Live Cargo  Lewis   
2016 Hard World for Small Things Sev  Short movie
2015 Grandma   Wrote the track "Gas" 
2015 Memoria Max  
2015 Miles Ahead Junior  
2015 Tracks Lawrence Short movie
2015 King Ripple King Ripple Short movie; also as executive producer
2015 Straight Outta Compton Snoop

 

2015 Verbatim: The Ferguson Case Dorian Johnson Short movie
2015 Dope Bug Wrote the track "Gas" 
2014 Waves   Short movie
2014 Selma Jimmie Lee Jackson  
2014 The Fires, Howling The Staying One Short movie
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Young Ghoul Face  
2013 Short Term 12  Marcus  Wrote "After Party" and "Vicious"
2010 Gimme Grace    Short movie
2008 Short Term 12 Mark  Short movie

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2023 

The Changeling

Apollo 8 episodes; also as executive producer
2016–2022 Atlanta Darius 35 episodes
2021 Yasuke   Yasuke (voice) 6 episodes; also as executive producer
2020  The Eric Andre Show   2 episodes
2019–2020 BoJack Horseman Guy (voice) 7 episodes
2018  Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast   Podcast Series; 1 episode

 

Music Videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2022 Heroes & Villains  Metro Boomin  
2022 Shirt SZA  
2022 I Hate U SZA  
2017 Moonlight Jay-Z as Chandler
2017 Cold Little Heart Michael Kiwanuka  
2015 Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) Run the Jewels  
2014 When My Train Pulls In Gary Clark Jr. as Keith

 

 Interesting Facts

  • He has appeared alongside Jay-Z in the music video Moonlight(2017)
  • Lakeith has been appearing in the theater as well.
  • In Straight Outta Compton(2015) the biography of Snoop Dogg, he portrayed the role of Snoop Dogg, the rapper.
  • He can do Caribbean accent quite easily, and has used it in some of the movies.
  • After "Atlanta" won the Golden Globe award for best comedy Lakeith did a crazy dance on stage.
  • Early in his career he maintained a distance with other crew, he wanted to give his full to the character and he was desperate to make it big.
  • He remembers watching movies like FernGully (1992), Jason's Lyric (1994), The Lion King (1994),  Menace II Society (1993) as a kid of 3/4 years, he enjoyed them as a kid.
  • As a kid, he would do sock puppets for his Aunt. that was his first experience as a performer.
  • He got his first agent after a surfer skit.
  • Characters he loves to play: DC Comics villain and Batman's arch enemy the Joker. [2]
  • He likes to play the character Sidney Poitier played in ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?'' [2]
  • COVID Times: Lakeith spent the covid times doing things he hadn't done in a while, like cooking, working on his music, talking to people. [3]

 

Tattoos

He has tattoos of geometric symbols, snakes, birds and his mother's name 'Karen' on his hands, arms and chest.

 

Awards

Year Award Work Notes
2024

Nominee

BET Award

Best Actor

   
2024 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2023 

Winner

Peabody Awards

Entertainment 

Atlanta Shared with others
2022 

Nominee

Image Awards

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture 

Judas and the Black Messiah  
2022 

Nominee

Image Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 

The Harder They Fall  
2022 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor

The Harder They Fall  
2022 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2021 

Nominee

Oscar (Academy Awards)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 

Judas and the Black Messiah  
2021 

Winner

Gotham Awards- Tribute

Ensemble

The Harder They Fall  
2021 

Nominee

Black ReelAwards 

Outstanding Actor 

Judas and the Black Messiah  
2021 

Nominee

Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Actor 

Judas and the Black Messiah  
2021 

Nominee

Bruin Film Society Awards

Best Actor

Judas and the Black Messiah  
2021 

Nominee

MNFCA Awards

Best Actor- 3rd place

Judas and the Black Messiah  
2020 

Nominee

OFTA Film Award

Best Ensemble

 Knives Out  
2020 

Nominee

Gold Derby Film Award

Ensemble Cast 

Knives Out  
2020 

Nominee

Gold Derby Film Award

Ensemble of the Decade 

Knives Out  
2019 

Nominee

EE Rising Star Award

BAFTA Awards

   
2019 

Nominee

Critics Choice Award

Best Actor in a Comedy

 Sorry to Bother You  
2019 

Nominee

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2019 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Actor 

Sorry to Bother You  
2019 

Nominee

International Cinephile Society Awards

Best Actor 

Sorry to Bother You  
2018 

Nominee

Satellite Award

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 

War Machine  
2018 

Nominee

Gotham Independent Film Award

Best Actor 

Sorry to Bother You  
2018 

Nominee

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 

Get Out  
2018 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture 

Crown Heights  
2018 

Nominee

CinEuphoria Awards

Best Ensemble - International Competition 

Get Out shared with others
2018 

Nominee

OFTA Television Award

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2018 

Nominee

International Online Cinema Awards

TV Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2018 

Nominee

Gold Derby Film Award

Ensemble Cast 

Get Out shared with others
2018 

Nominee

Gold Derby TV Award

Comedy Supporting Actor 

Atlanta  
2018 

Winner

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2017 

Nominee

MTV Movie + TV Award

Best Duo

Atlanta  Shared with Brian Tyree Henry
2017 

Winner

African-American Film Critics Association Award

Breakout Performance 

Crown Heights  
2017 

Nominee

International Online Cinema Awards

TV Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2017 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series 

Atlanta  
2017 

Nominee

The BAM Award

Best Cast 

Get Out Shared with others
2015 

Winner

Hamptons international film festival

Breakthrough Performer 

Straight Outta Compton  
2015 

Winner

Special Jury Citation

Best Actor 

Tracks  
2015 

Nominee

GAFCA Award

Best Ensemble 

Selma  
2014 

Nominee

Independent Spirit Award

Best Supporting Male

Short Term 12  
2014 

Nominee

SDFCS Award

Best Ensemble 

Selma  
2014 

Nominee

Seattle Film Critics Award

Best Music, Original Song 

Short Term 12

Song: "So You Know What It's Like";

Shared with Destin Daniel Cretton

2014 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture 

Short Term 12  
2014 

Nominee

Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male 

Short Term 12  
2014 

Nominee

WAFCA Award

Best Acting Ensemble 

Selma  
2014 

Nominee

GAFCA Award

Best Original Song 

Short Term 12 Song: "So You Know What It's Like"
2014 

Nominee

International Online Cinema Awards

Best Original Song 

Short Term 12

Song: "So You Know What It's Like" - 3rd place

Shared with Destin Daniel Cretton

2014 

Winner

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Ensemble 

Selma shared with others
2009 

Winner

Chicago International Film Festival

Special Mention

Best Ensemble Cast Performance 

Short Term 12  

 

 Quotes

  • About his visit to Utah after becoming a star "Last time I was here at the airport there were about 3 people with my headshot asking for my autograph, this time there are about 50 people and there were so many things I had to sign, my wrist was getting tired, but I love, love, love the love."
  • The attention is normal because I anticipated it, There would be at some point a lot of attention and that's okay.
  • You can be the most intelligent person, if you don't have a guide to channel that force, a lot of times, it can be futile. [2]
  • I'm a little baby in a barrel just taking everything in. I'm just so fortunate to do whatever I'm doing. [2]
  • My biggest strength is I'm courageous, if I am afraid of something I do it.
  • Some people look like they're lost, Even if they're in terrible situation, one small thing you do to help them can go a long way to change their lives.
  • I always knew I'd be an actor.
  • For me, life is like an act within itself. Everything I do is an act.
  • I know what it’s like to go through struggle. I’m feeling a little bit more balanced these days.
  • I invite awkwardness. I'm the King of Awkward.
  • Some people look like they're lost causes, but they're not. Even if they're in a messed up situation, the one little thing you do to help can go a long way. [2]
  • [About music] Music is something I do full-time in real life. I was doing music long before I was even thinking about acting.
  • The biggest inspiration I find is just inside. [3]
  • [do the lines between reality and fiction ever blur?] They always blur, man! Life is like the craziest movie. All we're trying to do is catch up with life with these movies. It's always crazy. [3]

 

Sources

  1. Lakeith Stanfield on wikipedia
  2. IMDB Bio page
  3. GQ interview
  4. Hollywood reporter coverage
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