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Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(born 24 February 1989)[1][2] is an English actor.[3] He achieved international recognition for his leading role as Chris Washington in the horror film Get Out
Get Out
(2017), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor. In 2018, he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Kaluuya began his career as a teenager in improvisational theatre.[4] He subsequently appeared in the first two seasons of the British television series Skins, in which he co-wrote some of the episodes.[5] Playing the lead role in Sucker Punch at the Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
in London, Kaluuya won rave reviews for his performance and he won both the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer. He gained further acclaim for his performance as Bingham "Bing" Madsen in the Black Mirror
Black Mirror
episode "Fifteen Million Merits". He then played Michael "Tealeaf" Fry in the BBC
BBC
dark comedy series Psychoville, and Michael "Mac" Armstrong in the BBC
BBC
Three horror drama series The Fades. Kaluuya appeared as Agent Colin Tucker in the 2011 film Johnny English Reborn, and portrayed Black Death in the 2013 film Kick-Ass 2. In 2015, he had a supporting role in Denis Villeneuve's film Sicario. In 2018, he portrayed W'Kabi in the Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios
blockbuster film Black Panther.[6]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 2000s–2010s: Career beginnings 2.2 2011–present: Breakout

3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit] Kaluuya was born in London, the son of Ugandan immigrants.[7] He was raised by his mother, Damalie,[8] on a council estate in Kentish Town, along with an older sister; his father lived in Uganda, and rarely visited due to UK visa regulations.[9] Kaluuya attended St Aloysius College, London.[7] He lives in West London
London
with his girlfriend, Amandla.[10] Kaluuya is a die-hard supporter of Arsenal F.C.
Arsenal F.C.
in the Premier League.[11] Career[edit] 2000s–2010s: Career beginnings[edit] Kaluuya wrote his first play at the age of nine, after which he began performing improvisational theatre.[4] He began acting as a child at his local Anna Scher Theatre
Theatre
School and WAC Arts.[12] His early roles included Reece in the BBC's controversial drama Shoot the Messenger.[4] Kaluuya then joined the original cast of Skins as Posh Kenneth; he was also a contributing writer on the first two seasons of the series, as well as the head writer of the episodes titled "Jal" and "Thomas".[13] After Skins, Kaluuya appeared as a guest star in many popular television series such as Silent Witness, the Doctor Who
Doctor Who
special "Planet of the Dead", and Lewis. He has also appeared in the sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Look
That Mitchell and Webb Look
twice and the sketch show Harry and Paul. Kaluuya also voiced a character in the BBC
BBC
Radio 4 sitcom Sneakiepeeks.[14] In 2009, he became a regular cast member in the ITV comedy FM. At the end of 2009, the Screen International Magazine picked Kaluuya out in their annual report as a UK Star of Tomorrow.[15] In 2010, Kaluuya played the lead role in Roy Williams' Sucker Punch at the Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
in London; Kaluuya won rave reviews for his performance and he won both the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre
Theatre
Award for Outstanding Newcomer.[16] From 2009 to 2011, he portrayed Michael "Tea Leaf" Fry in dark BBC
BBC
comedy Psychoville.[17] Between 2011 and 2013, Kaluuya appeared in several short films, most notably in Daniel Mulloy's Baby, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival,[18] and went on to win the Best Short Film Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as the Best Short Film Award at the British Independent Film Awards.[16] In 2011, he appeared in the sequel of the 2003 film Johnny English, titled Johnny English
Johnny English
Reborn, as Agent Tucker.[16] Also in 2011, he played the role of Mac Armstrong in BBC3's supernatural drama series The Fades.[16] In 2013, he appeared in the superhero comedy film Kick Ass 2.[19] In 2015, he portrayed an FBI Agent
FBI Agent
in Denis Villeneuve's thriller film Sicario.[20][21] 2011–present: Breakout[edit] Kaluuya played one of the lead characters in "Fifteen Million Merits", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror, for which he received positive reviews from critics.[22] The episode originally premiered on Channel 4
Channel 4
in 2011, but gained popularity after it was subsequently released on Netflix
Netflix
in the United States.[23] It was his performance in Black Mirror
Black Mirror
that attracted the attention of Jordan Peele, who later cast him in Get Out, which proved to be his breakthrough role.[24][25] Kaluuya's performance in Get Out, which was released in cinemas on 24 February 2017 (his 28th birthday), [26] attracted significant critical acclaim.[27][28] Steven Gaydos of Variety wrote that “the terror, tension, humor, and fury of this powerfully effective cinematic balancing act all rests on the shoulders of this brilliant young British actor who communicates universal anxieties without ever losing the essential home address of his beleaguered African-American hero."[28] Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair called Kaluuya's performance a "masterful, telling piece of acting."[29] For his performance, he received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also received nominations for a BAFTA Award,[30] a Golden Globe,[31] a SAG Award,[32] and a Critics' Choice Award for his role.[33] In 2018 he received the BAFTA Rising Star Award.[34][35] In December 2016, Kaluuya was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther.[36] The film was released on 16 February 2018, in the United States.[37] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2006 Shoot the Messenger Reece

2007 Much Ado About a Minor Ting Shocker

2008 Cass Young Cass Pennant

2010 Chatroom Mo

Baby[38] Damon Short film

2011 Johnny English
Johnny English
Reborn Agent Colin Tucker

2012 Beginning Stanley Short film

2013 Welcome to the Punch Juka Ogadowa

Jonah Mbwana Short film

Kick-Ass 2 Black Death

2015 Sicario Reggie Wayne

2017 Get Out Chris Washington

2018 Black Panther W'Kabi

Widows Jatemme Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2007 The Whistleblowers School Bully Episode: "No Child Left Behind"

Comedy: Shuffle Dean Episode: "Brendon Burns"

2007–2009 Skins Posh Kenneth 11 episodes Also wrote 2 episodes

2008 Delta Forever Roger Episode: "Pilot"

Silent Witness Errol Harris 2 episodes

2008–2009 That Mitchell and Webb Look Various 2 episodes

2009 Doctor Who Barclay Episode: "Planet of the Dead"

Lewis Declan Episode: "Counter Culture Blues"

FM Ades 4 episodes

The Philanthropist

Episode: "Nigeria Part II"

10 Minute Tales Soldier #2 Episode: "The Three Kings"

2009–2011 Psychoville Michael "Tealeaf" Fry 12 episodes

2010 Comedy Lab[39] Various Episode: "Happy Finish"

2010–2012 Harry and Paul Parking Pataweyo 5 episodes

2011 Coming Up[40] Micah Episode: "Micah"

The Fades Michael "Mac" Armstrong 6 episodes

Black Mirror Binghm "Bing" Madsen Episode: "Fifteen Million Merits"

Random Brother Television film

2014 Babylon Matt Coward 7 episodes

2018 Watership Down Bluebell (voice) Upcoming miniseries

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Daniel Kaluuya References[edit]

^ Aftab, Kaleem. " Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
on his life-changing 'Get Out' role, Steve McQueen's 'Widows' and 'Black Panther'". Screen Daily. Retrieved 19 January 2018.  ^ Ritman, Alex. "'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
Reveals the Advice Lupita Nyong'o Gave Him About Fame". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 February 2018.  ^ Bahr, Lindsey (16 February 2018). "Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
is on a roll". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 24 February 2018. I'm English and 'Black Panther' is my third American job.  ^ a b c Getz, Dana. "Who Is Daniel Kaluuya? The 'Get Out' Star Is Multi-Talented". Bustle. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ "Teen writers show their 'Skins'". The Independent. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Greeley, Shakeil (13 March 2017). "'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya: "I Resent That I Have to Prove I'm Black"". GQ. Retrieved 4 September 2017.  ^ a b "Daniel Kaluuya's Journey from the Streets of London
London
to Hollywood". Vice. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/black-panther-star-daniel-kaluuya-interview-nobody-says-word/ ^ Sulcas, Roslyn (2018). " Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
Isn't Waiting for Your Approval". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-07.  ^ "Table Manners with Jessie Ware Episode 3: Joe Dempsie and Daniel Kaluuya". acast.com.  ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WARtcDZ7AgU ^ " Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
thanks north London
London
arts centres as he wins BAFTA". Camden New Journal.  ^ "Teen writers show their 'Skins'". 11 February 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2016.  ^ Guide, British Comedy. " Sneakiepeeks - Radio 4 Sitcom - British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 27 October 2016.  ^ "Daniel Kaluuya". Retrieved 27 October 2016.  ^ a b c d " Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
- Film Independent". Film Independent. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Adewunmi, Bim (1 April 2017). "Why I love… actor Daniel Kaluuya". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Landon Zakheim, "Short Shot: Daniel Mulloy", Sundance Institute, 27 January 2011 (Retrieved January 2013) ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (1 April 2013). "Characted Poster For Black Death (Played By Daniel Kaluuya) In 'Kick-Ass 2'". IndieWire. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ "Exclusive: Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
Talks 'Sicario,' 'Black Mirror,' and His Favorite Role - The Knockturnal". The Knockturnal. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ "'Skins' Star Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
to Co-Star in Denis Villenueve's 'Sicario' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Wollaston, Sam (11 December 2011). "TV review: Black Mirror; Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Peter Andre; This is Justin Bieber". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Staff, Variety (1 December 2017). "Actors on Actors: Timothee Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(Full Video)". Variety. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Clark, Ashley (18 March 2017). " Get Out
Get Out
star Daniel Kaluuya: 'This is 12 Years a Slave: The Horror Movie'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Kidd, Zach Baron, Billy (4 December 2017). " Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
Realized 'Get Out' Was a Big Deal When Nas Instagrammed It". GQ. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ Pederson, Erik (4 October 2016). "'Get Out': Universal Dates Jordan Peele's Blumhouse Chiller & Unleashes Trailer". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 October 2016.  ^ Friedlander, Whitney (4 October 2017). "10 Actors to Watch: Daniel Kaluuya Goes From 'Get Out' to 'Black Panther'". Variety. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ a b Chuba, Kirsten (21 December 2017). " Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
to Receive Creative Impact in Acting Award at Palm Springs Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 27 December 2017.  ^ " Get Out
Get Out
Is Thrilling, Terrifying, and Timely".  ^ "The Shape of Water leads Bafta nominations". BBC
BBC
News. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.  ^ Rubin, Rebecca (11 December 2017). "Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Retrieved 11 December 2017.  ^ "2018 SAG Awards Nominations". Deadline. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.  ^ "Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Shape of Water' Leads With 14 Nominations". Hollywood Reporter. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.  ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the nominees". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2018.  ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2018: The winners in full". BBC. Retrieved 18 February 2018 ^ Empire. "Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
and Florence Kasumba join Black Panther". Empire. Retrieved 14 February 2017.  ^ "Reactions from the Black Panther premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. 29 January 2018.  ^ "Baby (2010) Movie Review from Eye for Film". Retrieved 27 October 2016.  ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Happy Finish - C4 Sketch Show - British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 27 October 2016.  ^ "Coming Up - Episode Guide - All 4". Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
on IMDb

Awards for Daniel Kaluuya

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BAFTA Rising Star Award

James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2006) Eva Green
Eva Green
(2007) Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
(2008) Noel Clarke
Noel Clarke
(2009) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2010) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2011) Adam Deacon
Adam Deacon
(2012) Juno Temple
Juno Temple
(2013) Will Poulter
Will Poulter
(2014) Jack O'Connell (2015) John Boyega
John Boyega
(2016) Tom Holland (2017) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2018)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(1987) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1993) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2000) Brian Cox / Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
/ Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northam
(1999) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2002) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2003) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2006) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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MTV Movie Award for Next Generation

Best Breakthrough Performance

Edward Furlong
Edward Furlong
(1992) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1993) Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone
(1994) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(1995) George Clooney
George Clooney
(1996) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(1997) Heather Graham
Heather Graham
(1998) James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek
& Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
(1999) Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment
& Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles
(2000) Sean Patrick Thomas & Erika Christensen
Erika Christensen
(2001) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
& Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
(2002) Eminem
Eminem
& Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
(2003) Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
& Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
(2004) Jon Heder
Jon Heder
& Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
(2005) Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher
(2006) Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith
(2007) Zac Efron
Zac Efron
(2008) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
& Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale
(2009) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2012) Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
(2013) Will Poulter
Will Poulter
(2014) Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien
(2015) Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley
(2016)

Best Breakout Star

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(2010) Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz
(2011)

Next Generation

Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1977) Gary Busey
Gary Busey
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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