Kaluuya, 32, emerged as front-runner for the Academy Award after additionally successful on the Golden Globes, Display screen Actors Guild and British BAFTA ceremonies. Born in London to Ugandan mother and father, Kaluuya describes himself as a working-class child who received his first massive break within the leisure trade as a teen actor and author on the younger grownup British TV sequence, “Skins.”
He first got here to worldwide consideration within the 2017 shock hit black comedy horror film “Get Out,” which introduced him a lead actor Oscar nomination. In “Judas and the Black Messiah,” he performs Black revolutionary chief Hampton, who was shot useless by Chicago police in 1969 on the age of 21.
The movie was made with the blessing and participation of Hampton’s son, Fred Hampton Jr. Kaluuya has mentioned his goal was to honor Hampton’s legacy. Kaluuya labored in British tv and theater earlier than touchdown small roles in films equivalent to “Johnny English Reborn” and thriller “Sicario.”
He gained acclaim for taking part in a person who lives surrounded by screens within the surreal TV sequence “Black Mirror” earlier than being forged in “Get Out” as a Black man who goes to go to his white girlfriend’s rich mother and father. That led to a component within the 2018 superhero film, “Black Panther” and a starring function within the impartial movie “Queen & Slim.”
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