Brian Tyree Henry stars as “Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles,” a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life.
Emmy® nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater. Henry originated the role of “The General” in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he received rave reviews. He currently stars alongside Donald Glover in the Emmy, Golden Globe® and Peabody® Award-winning Atlanta. He received an MTV Movie & TV Award nomination for the role. This spring, he guest-starred as “Ricky” on NBC’s Golden Globe and Emmy nominated drama This Is Us, for which he earned an Emmy nomination.
In 2018, Henry will return to Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s play Lobby Hero, alongside Chris Evans and Michael Cera. He will also be seen in several films, as he has completed production on Steve McQueen’s Widows opposite Viola Davis, Hotel Artemis with Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown, the indie comedy Fam-i-ly alongside Taylor Schilling and Kate McKinnon, the romantic drama Irreplaceable You with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, White Boy Rick co-starring Matthew McConaughey, the Blumhouse thriller Only You with David Oyelowo and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk.
Henry’s additional film credits include the indie films Puerto Ricans in Paris and Crown Heights. On television, Henry has appeared in numerous shows, including How To Get Away With Murder, Vice Principals, Boardwalk Empire, The Knick, The Good Wife and Law & Order.
Henry’s wide-range of theater credits include The Fortress of Solitude and The Brother/Sister Plays The Brothers Size (Helen Hayes Best Actor Nomination) at The Public Theatre, as well as Romeo and Juliet and Talk About Race at New York Stage and Film and The Public.
A graduate of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Henry received his MFA from Yale’s School of Drama. He currently resides in New York.