Asante Blackk is a comedian turned actor, who initially gained fame through his memes and comedy clips on Instagram and YouTube. He was born on 20th October 2001 in Maryland, U.S., to Ayize Ma’at (father) from Alexandria, Virginia, and Aiyana Ma’at (mother) from North Carolina. Both of his parents are social workers and therapists. They own a YouTube channel called 'Relationship Advice with Ayize and Aiyana Maat.' The teenage star's got four younger siblings.
Asante Blackk went to P. Hoyer Montessori School, where he began acting as an elementary student. The actor carries a fondness for cooking, basketball, and video games. He is the nephew of an American actress Samira Wiley.
The actor received Primetime Emmy Award nomination for ‘When They See Us’ (2019)
When They See Us is an American drama starring Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, and Ethan Herisse that premiered on Netflix in four parts on 31st May 2019. As per IMDb, the plot reads:
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.
Asante Blackk played one of the five teens named Kevin Richardson, falsely arrested and convicted, who later sued New York City and accepted a $41 million settlement. However, Blackk wasn’t initially pitched for the role of Richardson since he auditioned for the character of Korey Wise instead.
Asante Blackk as Kevin Richardson in 'When They See Us' (2019).
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For his marvelous performance in the Netflix series, the teenager earned himself a Primetime Emmy nomination, making him one of the youngest nominees in history.
Asante Blackk Wiki/Bio/Career - What's His Net Worth?
Asante Blackk's net worth is estimated to be $150,000.
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Asante Blackk’s first role came through the portrayal of Mowgli in The Jungle Book during his school days. This experience ignited his passion for acting, which was channeled further at high school. Later, Blackk performed professionally for the first time at The Howard Theatre in How I Learned to Be a Kid, subsequently getting himself an agent.
The actor made his television debut with the role of Kevin Richardson in the dramatized mini-series When They See Us (2019), appearing for all four episodes. The same year in 2019, Asante appeared as Malik for 18 episodes in season 4 of an American family-comedy drama This Is Us starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Sterling K. Brown.
Asante Blackk’s net worth is estimated at $150,000.
Asante Blackk comes from a family of artists
Asante Blackk with his mother and siblings.
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Blackk was raised in a spiritually grounded, and socially conscious family. He loves telling complex stories in his performances inspired by his belief to impact the lives of people positively.
The actor grew up amongst artists in his family; his father is a pretty talented poet while his mother is an impressive singer. Likewise, his grandfather, Dennis Wiley, is a skilled songwriter and carries an immense fondness for music. In addition, his uncle Rashar Morton is a graphic design artist while his aunt Samira Wiley is an accomplished Emmy-winning actress.
Is Asante Blackk Dating Someone?
Asante Blackk is currently not in a relationship.
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The teenage star appears to be single at the moment. There’s no hint of his dating endeavors on social media or any public platforms. The 18-year-old looks to be completely engrossed in his rising career.
The only relationship the young actor carries is with his family and siblings. For now, he seems far away from the dating scene. Although there’s no shortage of ladies for this talented actor, his relationship status is presumably single. It could be a while before Asante welcomes a new girlfriend in his life.
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Meanwhile, Blackk could become a household name in the near future. The young actor looks determined to make his mark in the Hollywood industry.