29 Facts About Daniel Kaluuya


Daniel Kaluuya began his acting career as a teenager in improvisational theatre.

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Daniel Kaluuya subsequently portrayed Posh Kenneth in the first two seasons of the television series Skins; he co-wrote some of the episodes.

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Daniel Kaluuya drew critical acclaim for his leading performance in Sucker Punch at the Royal Court Theatre in London and he won both the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

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Daniel Kaluuya appeared as Agent Colin Tucker in the 2011 spy action comedy film Johnny English Reborn and as Black Death in the 2013 superhero film Kick-Ass 2.

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In 2017, Daniel Kaluuya achieved a career breakthrough after starring in Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out, which garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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At age 32, Daniel Kaluuya became the seventh-youngest winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Daniel Kaluuya is the first British actor of African heritage to win an Academy Award.

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Daniel Kaluuya was born on 24 February 1989 in London to Ugandan parents.

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Daniel Kaluuya's mother raised him on a council estate in Camden Town, along with an older sister.

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Daniel Kaluuya's father lived in Balaka and they had no contact until he was 15.

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Daniel Kaluuya attended Torriano Primary School, and St Aloysius' College, Highgate.

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Daniel Kaluuya subsequently took A-level History, Drama and Biology at Camden School for Girls mixed semi-comprehensive sixth-form college.

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Daniel Kaluuya wrote his first play at the age of nine, after which he began performing improvisational theatre.

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Daniel Kaluuya began acting as a child at his local Anna Scher Theatre School and WAC Arts.

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Daniel Kaluuya appeared in his first credited acting role in 2006 as Reece in the BBC's controversial drama Shoot the Messenger.

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Daniel Kaluuya then joined the original cast of Skins as Posh Kenneth; he was a contributing writer on the first two seasons of the series, as well as the head writer of the episodes titled "Jal" and "Thomas".

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Daniel Kaluuya voiced a character in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Sneakiepeeks.

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In 2010, Daniel Kaluuya played the lead role in Roy Williams' Sucker Punch at the Royal Court Theatre in London; Daniel Kaluuya won rave reviews for his performance and he won both the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

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Daniel Kaluuya played one of the lead characters opposite Jessica Brown Findlay in "Fifteen Million Merits", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror, for which he received positive reviews from critics.

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Daniel Kaluuya received nominations for a BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, and SAG Award for his role.

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In December 2016, Daniel Kaluuya was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther.

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In 2020, Daniel Kaluuya was announced to produce and star in an adaptation of Femi Fadugba's debut novel The Upper World at Netflix.

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At age 32, Daniel Kaluuya became the seventh-youngest Academy Award Best Supporting Actor winner.

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In early 2021, Daniel Kaluuya was cast in Peele's sci-fi horror Nope, alongside Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.

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Daniel Kaluuya was included in Times 2021 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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In March 2022, it was revealed that Daniel Kaluuya was writing a dystopian drama for Netflix, titled The Kitchen, with Kibwe Tavares set to direct.

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Daniel Kaluuya is an ardent supporter of Arsenal F C, to the extent of referring to Arsenal's North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur F C, as the "team who must not be named" and the "Voldemort of the League".

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Daniel Kaluuya received critical and commercial success in the role and was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards .

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Outside of film, Daniel Kaluuya received recognition for his role guest-hosting a 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live, and he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

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