Brian Tyree Henry

Brian Tyree Henry is an American actor, best known for his role as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016–present), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Date of birth

He was born on March 31, 1982.


Henry was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised partly in Washington, D.C. His father was in the military, and his mother, Willow Dean Kearse, was an educator. He has four sisters. His mother, Willow Deane Kearse, was killed in a car accident in May 2016. 


Henry attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia as a business major-turned-actor in the early 2000s, and received his master's degree from Yale School of Drama.

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His love life is not yet publicly known.

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Henry began his career on stage, with roles in numerous plays and musicals. In 2007, he starred as Tybalt in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Romeo and Juliet. Henry also appeared in Tarell Alvin McCraney's trilogy of plays, titled The Brother/Sister Plays.

In 2011, he received further success as a part of the original cast of the musical The Book of Mormon.

Henry made guest appearances in the television series Law & Order, The Good Wife, and Boardwalk Empire. He made his feature film debut in the 2015 comedy film Puerto Ricans in Paris.

In 2016, Henry received critical acclaim and recognition for his starring role as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta. For his performance in the series, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

From 2016 to 2017, he appeared as Tavis Brown in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals. In 2017, Henry guest starred as Ricky in the NBC drama series This is Us, for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

In 2018, he starred in the Broadway revival of Lobby Hero, which earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Also in 2018, Henry made his film breakthrough, with starring roles in the dystopian thriller film Hotel Artemis, the heist film Widows, the romantic drama film If Beale Street Could Talk, and the animated superhero film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In 2019, he co-starred in the psychological thriller films Joker and Don't Let Go as well as the horror film Child's Play, the latter being a remake of the 1988 film.

He reprised the role of Bernie Hayes in Godzilla vs. Kong, a 2021 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), it is the fourth film in Legendary's MonsterVerse.

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Brian Tyree Henry
First Name Brian
Surname Henry
Born 31st March, 1982
Home City Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
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