Daniel Kaluuya is a British actor and writer who rose to prominence comet-like and became extremely successful in the American film industry after taking on a leading role in the critically acclaimed film Get Out. Before Kaluuya was put on the list of getting Out, he was mainly seen on American television shows and in improvisational theatre (a form of comedy in which most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unwritten).
The breakout star began his acting career at the age of 16 when he starred in the British television series Shoot the Messenger. He then appeared in several notable television series and shows, including Silent Witness, the Doctor Who special “Planet of the Dead”, Lewis, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and Harry and Paul and Skins – a viral British teen drama.
In 2009, Kaluuya portrayed the character “Michael “Tea Leaf” Fry” in the BBC’s psychological horror film Psychoville, which was broadcast for two years until 2013. He also acted as a dubbing actor in the sitcom “Sneakiepeeks” by BBC Radio 4.
Among his many roles in American television shows, the A-lister considers the play Sucker Punch (which won him the Evening Standard Award and the Critics’ Circle Theater Award) to be his breakthrough.
Named by The Association Press as one of the 2017 Groundbreaking Entertainers of the Year, Kaluuya was given a supporting role in Disney-Marvel’s superhero movie Black Panther, produced by Marvel Studios, directed by Ryan Coogler and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The highly anticipated American film is based on the book series Marvel Comics.
It also starred in Widow’s America’s Robbery Crime, whose producers are McQueen, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. Widows’ film tells the story of a failed robbery attempt that ended up killing all four men who planned it.
Daniel Kaluuya’s Bio (Age)
Daniel Kaluuya was born on 24 February 1989 in London as the son of Ugandan immigrant parents. He grew up without his father but was raised mainly by his older sister and mother Damalie in a housing project in North London. Kaluuya’s father was absent because he lived in Uganda. Nevertheless, he visited his family from time to time due to strict British visa regulations. The Hollywood star identified himself with his parental home (Uganda) at the age of 15 when he finally confessed his roots and ancestry.
Daniel allegedly attended St. Aloysius College in London. Details of his background and other basic information are not available at this time.
If you’ve had a crush on London-born star Kaluuya since his roles in getting Out and Netflix’ Black Mirror, you’re not alone. He’s with someone who’s been with him for several years. Meet the beautiful Amandla, Kaluuya’s longtime lover. The two have been in a relationship for several years. Unlike her boyfriend, Amandla is not a celebrity, nor is she popular in the city or in social media.
The couple made their first public appearance at the MTV Music Awards in May 2017, and in January 2018 they were seen once again on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, where Kaluuya was nominated for his appearance in the film Get Out. The two lovers live in West London and have a wonderful relationship.
British actor Daniel Kaluuya has an estimated net worth of $1 million, which he has accumulated from his numerous roles in films and television shows.
This award-winning Londoner is not really short. His height is stated as 174 cm (5 feet 8.5 inches). He weighs 76 kg (167 lbs) and has brown/black hair color.
Award and Nominations
The black British actor Daniel Kaluuya is, without doubt, one of the most remarkable breakout stars of the century. Through hard work and determination, he has risen to stardom, the A-lister has begun to collect “money, awards and nominations” for his first-class performances in Hollywood.
Just a few years ago, most people did not know the name Daniel Kaluuya. Today he is a well-known name in Hollywood, America and all over the world.
Below is the list of British super actor’s awards and nominations.
- 2018 Academy Award – (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Actor
- 2018 British Academy Film Awards – (nominated work – Get Out ) – nominated as Best Actor in a Leading Role
- 2018 Rising Star Award – Winner
- 2018 Golden Globe Awards – (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
- 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards – (nominated work – Get Out) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominated; Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominated
- 2017 African American Film Critics Association (nominated work – Get Out) – Best Actor: Winner
- 2018 Black Reel Awards (nominated work – Get Out) Outstanding Actor: Winner
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male: Winner
- 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics (nominated work – Get Out) – Best Actor: Winner
- 2018 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Actor
- 2010 Evening Standard Theatre Awards (nominated work – Sucker Punch) – Evening Stand Award for Outstanding Newcomer: Winner
- 2017 Gotham Awards (nominated work – Get Out) nominated as Best Actor
- 2018 Houston Film Critics Society (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Actor
- 2017 IGN Awards (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Lead Performer in a Movie
- 2018 Independent Spirit Awards (nominated work – Get Out) Best Male Lead: Pending
- 2009 Laurence Olivier Award (nominated work – Oxford Street) – Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre: Nominated
- 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards (nominated work – Get Out) – Next Generation: Winner; Best Actor in a Movie: Nominated; Best On-Screen Duo (with Lil Rel Howery): Nominated
- 2018 NAACP Image Awards (nominated work – Get Out) – Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 2017 National Board of Review (nominated work – Get Out) – Best Cast: Winner
- 2017 San Diego Film Critics Society (nominated work – Get Out) – Best Performance by an Ensemble: Nominated
- 2017 San Francisco Film Critics Circle (nominated work – Get Out) – Best Actor: Nominated
- 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society (nominated work – Get Out) – Best Actor: Nominated; Best Ensemble: Winner
- 2017 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Actor
- 2017 Women Film Critics Circle (nominated work – Get Out) – nominated as Best Actor