Lakeith Stanfield (from the film Sorry to Bother You)
Performing 1/19 @ 5:00
Lakeith Stanfield currently stars as quirky detective L in Netflix’s Death Note and as Colin Warner in Amazon’s Crown Heights, based on the story of wrongfully-convicted prisoner, Colin Warne. The film won The Audience Award in the Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. He was recently seen in Jordan Peele’s cult hit Get Out and the Netflix original film War Machine opposite Brad Pitt.
On the small screen, Lakeith has gained critical acclaim for his role as Darius in Donald Glover and FX’s series Atlanta, which returns in 2018 for season two. Stanfield was featured in the dance performance “Changers,” written and directed by Spike Jonze. “Changers” was featured in the Fall 2017 collection for the designer Opening Ceremony. All ticket proceeds were donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Next up for Lakeith are three films, Come Sunday opposite Chiwetel Eijofor, the official 2018 Sundance selection Sorry to Bother You and The Girl in the Spider's Web opposite Claire Foy, Cameron Britton and Sylvia Hoeks. Lakeith also starred in Miles Ahead opposite Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor and in Oliver Stone’s Snowden opposite Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Additional credits include playing Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, Bug in Dope, and as the Civil Rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in the two-time Oscar nominated film Selma.
Lakeith acted and rapped in both the short and full length versions of the film Short Term 12 and was nominated in 2013 for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards. Lakeith is also a member of indie rap project MOORS, who just released their new single “King.”
"Dude is just radiant with pathos; he’s a director’s dream come true." - Bijan Stephen, GQ
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