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Lakeith Stanfield

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    • August 12th, 1991
Lakeith Lee "Keith" Stanfield (born August 12, 1991) is an American actor and rapper. He made his feature film debut in Short Term 12 (2013), for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. In 2014, he co-starred in the horror film The Purge: Anarchy and in the Martin Luther King biopic Selma, as civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. Stanfield appeared in the film Dope (2015). He played rapper Snoop Dogg in the biopic about the hip-hop group N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton (2015), and will appear in the upcoming Oliver Stone biopic Snowden (2015). Stanfield was born in San Bernardino, California, and grew up in Riverside and Victorville, California. He has said that he "grew up very poor in a fractured family that was dysfunctional on both sides". He decided to become an actor when he was 14 years old when he joined his high school's drama club. He attended the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center in Los Angeles, where he was signed by an agency manager and began to audition for commercials. Stanfield's first role was in the short film Short Term 12 (2009), which was filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton's thesis project at San Diego State University, and won the Jury Award for U.S. Short Filmmaking at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. A year later, he appeared in the short film Gimme Grace (2010), before he gave up acting for several years. He went on to work a number of different jobs—roof work, gardening, at AT&T, and at a legal marijuana factory—before he was contacted by Cretton to reappear in a feature-length adaptation of Short Term 12, his first feature film. For the duration of the film's production, Stanfield practiced method acting, distancing himself from the other cast members like his character, Marcus. He was the only actor to appear in both the short and feature films. Short Term 12 won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 South by Southwest film festival, and Stanfield was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. The film featured "Vicious", a rap song co-written with Milgaten, and "So You Know What It's Like", a rap song co-written with Cretton, which a number of Oscar pundits predicted would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, although it did not ultimately receive a nomination. In 2014, Stanfield co-starred in The Purge: Anarchy and Selma, in the latter playing civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. He is set to appear in James Franco's upcoming film Memoria and in Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead. Stanfield will also star in the fantasy horror thriller film King Ripple, by the Michigan filmmaker Luke Jaden, and the music video for the Run the Jewels song "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)". In 2015, he portrayed rapper Snoop Dogg in the biopic Straight Outta Compton. Description above from the Wikipedia article Keith Stanfield, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (32 Credits)

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2020The Photograph as Michael Block
2020Making a Murder
2019Uncut Gems as Demany
2019Someone Great as Nate Davis
2019Knives Out as Lieutenant Elliott
2018Sorry to Bother You as Cassius "Cash" Green
2018The Girl in the Spider's Web as Edwin Needham
2018Come Sunday as Reggie
2018Let's Dance as Segment: "Lunch Break"
2017Crown Heights as Colin Warner
2017Death Note as L
2017Quest: The Truth Always Rises as Diego
2017The Incredible Jessica James as Damon
2017Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town as George
2017Get Out as Andre Logan King
2017War Machine as Cpl. Billy Cole
2016Live Cargo as LewisWatch Free
2016Snowden as Patrick Haynes
2016Atlanta as Darius Epps
2015King Ripple as King Ripple
2015Verbatim: The Ferguson Case as Dorian Johnson
2015Tracks as Lawrence
2015Memoria as Max
2015Miles Ahead as JuniorWatch Free
2015Dope as Bug
2015Straight Outta Compton as Snoop Dogg
2014Waves
2014The Fires, Howling as The Staying One
2014The Purge: Anarchy as Young Goul Face
2014Selma as Jimmie Lee Jackson
2013Short Term 12 as MarcusWatch Free
2008Short Term 12 as Mark

Himself (3 Credits)

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2018Time of Day as Himself
2017LaZercism as Himself
2014Short Term 12: Behind the Scenes as Himself

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