Daniel Kaluuya is a British actor and writer who meteorically rose to prominence and became extremely successful in the American movie industry after taking up a lead role in the critically acclaimed movie Get Out. Before making Get Out list, Kaluuya was majorly seen in American television shows and improvisational theatre (a form of comedy, in which most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unscripted).
The breakout star began his acting career at the age of 16 when he starred in the British TV series Shoot the Messenger. He subsequently appeared in several notable TV 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.
Kaluuya, in 2009, portrayed the character ‘Michael “Tea Leaf” Fry’ in the BBC psychological horror, Psychoville, which aired for two years until 2013. He also acted as a voice actor in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom, Sneakiepeeks.
Among his many roles on American television shows, the A-lister considers the play Sucker Punch (which earned him the Evening Standard Award and the Critics’ Circle Theater Award) to be his breakthrough act.
Named as one of the breakthrough entertainers of 2017 by The Association Press, Kaluuya landed 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 much-anticipated American film is based on the Marvel Comics book series.
He also co-starred in America’s heist thriller film Widows, whose producers are McQueen, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. The film Widows, tells the story of a failed heist attempt that ended up killing all four men who masterminded it.
Daniel Kaluuya’s Bio (Age)
Daniel Kaluuya was born to Ugandan immigrant parents on February 24, 1989, in London. He grew up without his father but was chiefly raised by his older sister and mother, Damalie in a housing project in north London. Kaluuya’s father was absent because he was living in Uganda. Nevertheless, he used to visit his family once in a while due to strict UK visa regulations. The Hollywood star identified with his parental home (Uganda) at 15 when he finally embraced his roots and ancestry.
Daniel reportedly attended St Aloysius College, London. Details about his background and other fundamental information are currently not available.
If you’ve been crushing on London-born star Kaluuya since his roles on Get Out and Netflix’s Black Mirror, you are not alone. He’s with someone who, in turn, has been with him for several years. Meet pretty Amandla, Kaluuya’s longtime sweetheart. The two have been in a relationship for several years. Unlike her boyfriend, Amandla is not a celebrity neither is she popular in town or social media.
The couple made their first public appearance at the MTV Music Awards in May 2017. They were seen again on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January 2018, where Kaluuya was nominated for his performance in the movie, Get Out. The sweethearts reside in West London and are having a wonderful relationship together.
British actor Daniel Kaluuya has an estimated net worth of $1 million which he amassed from his numerous roles in films and television shows.
This award-winning Londoner is not really short. His height is put at 174 cm (5 feet 8.5 inch). He weighs 76 kg (167 lbs) and has brown/black hair colour.
Award and Nominations
Black British actor Daniel Kaluuya is undoubtedly one of the century’s most notable breakout stars. He skyrocketed to stardom by sheer hard work and determination, the A-lister has started ‘rolling in money, awards and nominations’ for his first-rate performances in Hollywood.
A few years ago, most people didn’t know the name Daniel Kaluuya. Today, he’s a household name in Hollywood, America, and across 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