Daniel is best known for his roles in movies like “Get Out” (2017) and “Black Panther” (2018), and he first became internationally known after appearing on a memorable episode of the television series “Black Mirror” in 2011. In 2021, Kaluuya starred in the film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. Before breaking through in the acting world, Daniel made his way as a playwright, and he wrote two episodes of the British series “Skins,” which he starred on from 2007 to 2009. He also served as an executive producer on his 2019 film “Queen & Slim.” In 2009, “Screen International Magazine” named Kaluuya a UK Star of Tomorrow.
|Net Worth:||$15 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 8, 1989 (31 years old)|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter|
Who Is Daniel Kaluuya?
Kaluuya was born on February 24, 1989, in London, England. Raised in Camden, England, Daniel Kaluuya developed his acting skills through local theater programs. He became a writer and cast member of the teen comedy-drama Skins and earned acclaim for his stage theatrics in Sucker Punch, before emerging in the United States as the lead of the horror hit Get Out. Kaluuya has since cemented his big screen stardom with prominent roles in Black Panther, Widows, Queen & Slim and Judas and the Black Messiah.
Kaluuya was born on February 24, 1989, in London, England and he grew up in a council estate (public housing project) in Camden living with his mother.
Daniel Kaluuya Career
Kaluuya was born on February 24, 1989, in London, England. The son of Ugandan parents Damalie Namusoke and Stephen Kaluuya, he grew up with his mother and an older sister on a council estate in Camden and attended the all-boys St. Aloysius College.
Kaluuya wrote his first play at age 9 and saw it performed locally at Hampstead Theatre, though he soon abandoned his potential in that area in favor of playing soccer. Still, his mom had registered him for a program at the Anna Scher Theatre, and after a four-year waiting period, the restless teenager found an outlet for his creative energy via improvisation classes.
Kaluuya continued his development as an actor and playwright through a youth program at Hampstead Theatre and took another step toward a career in show business by becoming an assistant at a shopping channel at age 16.
Kaluuya’s work in Skins led to guest roles in numerous popular series, including sketch comedy shows. He was a cast member in the sitcom FM (2009) and in the horror comedy Psychoville (2009–11). In addition, he returned to the Royal Court, where he won rave reviews for his performance as a young boxer in the play Sucker Punch (2010). In 2011 Kaluuya had a prominent role in the miniseries The Fades and starred in an episode of the dystopian sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror. His attempts at breaking into movies yielded small parts in the crime drama Welcome to the Punch and the crime comedy Kick-Ass 2 (both 2013).
Feeling stymied in his attempts to advance his career, Kaluuya began focusing on the American film industry. He was cast in a major role as an FBI agent in the well-received drama Sicario (2015), about the drug war. It was his performance in Black Mirror, nonetheless, that led to his breakthrough role in the groundbreaking horror film Get Out (2017). Filmmaker Jordan Peele cited Kaluuya’s work in Black Mirror as the reason that he cast Kaluuya in the starring role as a young Black man meeting his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time. The character discovers that his growing unease is due not only to racism but also to a horrifying plot. Kaluuya’s nuanced performance as the plot’s intended victim earned him an Academy Award nomination. In 2018 Kaluuya portrayed a sociopathic villain in Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows and played T’Challa’s traitorous best friend W’Kabi in Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster superhero movie Black Panther. He then gave a moving performance as one of the title characters in the acclaimed fugitive story Queen & Slim (2019). For his riveting portrayal of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Kaluuya won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor.
Daniel Kaluuya Personal Life
Although he won’t publicly comment on his love life, Kaluuya is believed to be romantically involved with actress and producer Amandla Crichlow, who has accompanied the big-screen star to major Hollywood events like the 2018 Black Panther premiere and that year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Is Daniel Kaluuya Gay?
He is not gay. Though he isn’t married, he isn’t involved in any actions which can prove him to be gay. Also, He has a girlfriend called Amandla, and they have together for the longest time. He also has a straight sexual orientation which states it all. They are secretive about their relationship, but they love each other.
Daniel Kaluuya Awards and Nominations
In 2018, Daniel was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for “Get Out,” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in 2021. Both films also earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, and he won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Kaluuya won African-American Film Critics Associations awards for both films, and the BAFTA Awards (2018) and Black Film Critics Circle Awards (2017) honored him with Rising Star Awards. He received Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male for “Get Out,” and the film also earned him a Golden Schmoes Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year and a Next Generation MTV Movie + TV Award.
In 2019, Daniel shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture with his “Black Panther” castmates. He has also won awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), Evening Standard British Film Awards (“Get Out”), NAACP Image Awards (“Get Out”), Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), National Film Awards (“Get Out”), National Society of Film Critics Awards (“Get Out”), Online Association of Female Film Critics (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), and several other film critic associations.
Daniel Kaluuya Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Daniel Kaluuya in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Daniel Kaluuya’s age is 32 years old as of today’s date 26th April 2021 having been born on 24 February 1989. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 174 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 168lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.
Daniel Kaluuya Dating, Wife
Kaluuya was seen with his girlfriend Amandla at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, where he was nominated for his performance in getting out. Their relationship has been private, and that makes their relationship not have much information.
Daniel Kaluuya is a British actor and writer who has a net worth of $15 million.