Stanfield can be seen in Brad Pitt’s Netflix original film War Machine and Oliver Stone’s Snowden, opposite Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Up next, he will begin shooting Netflix’s Death Note opposite Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley.
Stanfield recently wrapped the lead role in Matt Ruskin’s untitled film, which is based on the story of wrongfully convicted prisoner Colin Warner. He was recently seen opposite Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor in the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead.
Additional credits include playing Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, as “Bug” in Dope, and as the Civil Rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in the Oscar®-nominated film Selma.
Stanfield's breakthrough performance was in 2013's Short Term 12, written and directed by Destin Cretton. The film premiered at SXSW and won the Audience and Grand Jury awards for Best Narrative Feature. He delivered a raw performance as “Marcus,” a teenager faced with the imminent threat of out-aging the foster care system, and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in the film.
Stanfield is also a talented vocalist for the group Moors, and recently toured with James Vincent McMorrow. Moors will release their first full album via Haven Sounds in 2016.
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