‘This Is Us’, ‘When They See Us’ Actor Asante Blackk Signs With M88 – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: M88 has signed Emmy and Critics’ Choice Award nominated actor Asante Blackk (It’s us) for theatrical performance.

Blackk Found His Breakout Role In Ava DuVernay’s Acclaimed Limited Series When they see us for Netflix, which cast him as Central Park Five member Kevin Richardson. His turn earned him a Critics’ Choice Award nomination as well as his first Emmy nomination, making him the TV Academy’s youngest nominated actor of 2019.

The 20-year-old most recently appeared on the hit NBC show It’s us opposite Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Lyric Ross and many more. His portrayal of Malik Hodges – the boyfriend of Lyric Ross’ Deja Pearson – earned him his second Critics’ Choice Award nomination the year of When they see us. Blackk will next make his debut in Cory Finley’s feature film Unseen Hand Landscape for MGM and Plan B, opposite Tiffany Haddish.

Former WME Partner Phillip Sun and Macro Founder and CEO Charles D. King launched M88 in 2020, with the goal of supporting the work of the next generation of artists and cultural leaders. Sun leads the firm with partners Oronde Garrett and Gaby Mena.

Blackk continues to be represented by UTA and attorney Gordon Bobb of Del Shaw Moonves.


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