JASON MITCHELL (Henry) achieved critical acclaim for his
role portraying the iconic Eazy E opposite Paul Giamatti in Universal's 2015
N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary. Mitchell beat out
competition from around the country for this coveted role. He won the African
American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as
sharing nominations with his fellow cast mates for Best Ensemble at the Screen
Actors Guild Awards and the Critics Association Awards. He received Variety and
San Diego International Film Festival's "Rising Star Award" in September 2016
for his work in the film.
Most recently, Mitchell appeared in Dee Rees's Mudbound, the World War II
period drama, which received overwhelming praise at the 2017 Sundance Film
Festival and was quickly picked up by Netflix for distribution. In summer 2017,
Mitchell was in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Detroit released by Annapurna
Pictures. Mitchell also recently starred in the box-office hit Kong: Skull
Island alongside his Compton co-star Corey Hawkins, directed by Jordan Voigt
Mitchell can now be seen in his first TV role as a series regular role in
Showtime's "The Chi," directed by Emmy-winner Lena Waithe. The timely and
distinctive coming-of-age story follows a half dozen interrelated characters in
the South Side of Chicago.
Mitchell currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana with his two daughters.
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