Brian Tyree Henry is an Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor whose career in the entertainment industry revolves around film, television, and theater.
His breakthrough role as Alfred aka Paper Boi, on Donald Glover’s critically acclaimed FX comedy series, Atlanta, is one of his most high profile roles so far.
Early on, he started his acting career as 'Tybalt' in the production of Romeo And Juliet in 2007. Eventually, in 2009, he made his first television screen debut as ‘Ben’ in the American legal drama series, Law & Order.
Brian Tyree Henry Parents: Mother’s Death
Brian, age 37, grew up in North Carolina alongside his four sisters. He was born to a father who served in the military and a mother who was a special education teacher.
After his parents separated due to some undisclosed reasons, his mother moved with her five children to Washington, D.C.
Despite everything, Brian loves his parents unconditionally and misses them immensely; he especially misses his mother, Willow Deane Kearse, who passed away in a car accident in May 2016.
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He shared an exceptional bond with her, a spiritual one. Before the tragedy, they had planned for a summer road trip, and she was also booked as her son’s plus one in Atlanta’s first season premiere.
It was the very moment in his life when he understood the true meaning of the word ‘bittersweet.’
Brian Tyree Henry remembers his mother on her third-year of demise and wishes everyone a happy mother's emphasizing everyone to be grateful of their mothers on 13 May 2019 (Photo: Brian Tyree Henry's Instagram)
Today, Brian still feels her absence, mostly on the days like “monthaversary” of her demise.
Be that as it may, he has found some way to cope with the pain. Putting on his mother's jewelry, he carries his mother and her memory wherever he goes.
It is his way of dedicating all of his fame and greatness to his beloved matriarch.
Net Worth: Movies & TV shows
So far, Brian has made quite a remarkable presence in many TV shows and movies. Besides his character in Atlanta (now renewed for a third season), which garnered him an Emmy and MTV Movie & TV Award nomination, Brian portrayed several versatile roles in The Good Wife, Vice Principals, and Room 104.
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He gave his voice in the 2018 film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and now he is set to appear in the remake of the movie, Child’s Play.
Moreover, his guest appearance on NBC's popular series, This Is Us, also earned him an Emmy nomination.
All in all, his journey in the showbiz has been fruitful till date, which must have accumulated him an incredible net worth.
Talking about his measurements, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 meters) with varying weight of 118 kg.
Gay Gossips, Wife / Girlfriend?
Brian, being a part of the entertainment world, like many celebrities, is vulnerable to the baseless rumors and speculations made in regards to his personal life.
As a part of it, he went through different forms of gay rumors after he convincingly portrayed his character of a drag queen in the 2007 play, Wig Out, held at the Sundance Theatre Lab.
Maybe, the rumors were also created based on his nill romantic indulgence whatsoever.
Nevertheless, he is yet to announce his girlfriend as he is undoubtedly not married to a wife.