Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles | Atlanta on FX

Brian Tyree Henry

Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles

Brian Tyree Henry stars as “Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles" in Atlanta

Career Highlights

Emmy® and Tony® Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater. He stars alongside Donald Glover in the Emmy, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award winning FX series Atlanta. He has received Emmy, SAG, Critics’ Choice and MTV Movie & TV Award nominations for his work.

In August, Henry starred as “Lemon” in Sony Pictures Releasing’s highly anticipated feature film Bullet Train with Brad Pitt and directed by David Leitch. He is currently in production on MGM’s feature film Flint Strong, and has completed production on the untitled A24 feature from director Lila Neugebauer, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, the Netflix animated feature The Magician’s Elephant and the FX original limited series Class of ’09. He will portray the character of “Tayo Miller,” a brilliant and unorthodox FBI agent, and the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices people make that ultimately define their lives and legacy.

In 2021, Henry starred in four feature films, including Marvel’s Eternals, directed by Chloé Zhao; Warner Bros. Pictures’ blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong; the indie drama The Outside Story, in which he received rave reviews for his leading role; and in Netflix’s The Woman in the Window opposite Amy Adams and Gary Oldman.

In 2018, Henry had a prolific year on the silver screen. He co-starred in the action thriller Hotel Artemis alongside Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown, Sony’s drama White Boy Rick with Matthew McConaughey, director Steve McQueen’s thriller Widows opposite Viola Davis, Sony’s Oscar®-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, for which he received critical acclaim (NAACP nomination) for his performance. In 2019, Henry starred in MGM’s Child’s Play, Blumhouse Productions’ Don’t Let Go, which premiered at Sundance, and the indie comedy Fam-i-ly.

Henry’s additional film credits include his NAACP nominated role in Netflix’s Vivo, Superintelligence with Melissa McCarthy and the indie films Irreplaceable You, Puerto Ricans in Paris and Crown Heights. On television, he has appeared in numerous shows, including HouseBroken, Room 104, Drunk History, BoJack Horseman, How to Get Away with Murder, Vice Principals, Boardwalk Empire, The Knick, The Good Wife and Law & Order. In 2017, he guest starred as “Ricky” on NBC’s This Is Us, for which he earned an Emmy nomination.

Henry originated the role of “The General” in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he received high praise. In spring 2018, Henry returned to Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s Tony-nominated play Lobby Hero. For his role, he received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations. Henry’s wide-range of theater credits include The Fortress of Solitude and The Brother/Sister Plays/The Brothers Size (Helen Hayes Award 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.

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