DeRon Horton Bio; Sexuality, Married, Height, Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 12 Jan, 2020
DeRon Horton Bio; Sexuality, Married, Height, Net Worth

DeRon Horton is an actor popularly recognized for his appearances in the Netflix's Dear White People. He has also featured in several movies and TV shows. Some of his movie credits include Paint the city in 2013, Burning sands in 2017, After Everything in 2018, and Headlines in 2019. Also, he has worked within the Netflix family in 2017 on an original film for the streaming platform called Burning Sands.

Likewise, DeRon has gotten involved in Television series like Heaven in 2012, Lethal Weapon in 2016, American Vandal in 2018, and American Horror Story in 2019.

Bio & Age

DeRon was born on 25 November 1992 in Houston, Texas. However, he spent his childhood and teenage years in Saudi Arabia—the family left the USA when he was ten years old and relocated to Saudi Arabia due to his father’s job requirement.

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However, DeRon left his family in Saudi and returned to the US. And there, he enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, where he majored in Performing Arts.


DeRon Horton stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters).


DeRon started his acting career while he was attending college. Determined to be an actor, he took some minor roles in short movies and series like Consultation (2012), lions and lambs (2014), and Dirty Grandpa (2016). 

The year 2017 turned out to be lucky as he grasped the opportunity to land the role of the leading character in Netflix’s comedy series Dear White People. The series is still running, and he is portraying the lead character of a black gay teenager, Lionel Higgins. 

As for 2020, he is set to appear in two movies, Endless and Bliss, which are now under post-production. 

Sexuality: On-Screen Gay Role

DeRon has entertained his audiences with versatile acting skills from the beginning of his career. One of the significant roles portrayed by DeRon is Lionel Higgins- a lead gay character in season 2 of series Dear White People.

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He took over the role of Lionel Higgins from Tyler James William, who initially played a role in 2014.

DeRon Horton plays the role of Lionel Higgins, a lead gay character in season 2 of series Dear White People (

Lionel is a black gay nerd, who connects with Silvio when the two work together on The Independent and when their connection doesn’t work out well, he starts dating Wesley. Unfortunately, things don’t go well with them too, as they both have different views on their sex life. 

Facts About DeRon Horton: Family

  • DeRon Horton’s mother’s name is Karen S.Wolny. 
  • He has a brother named Cedric Horton and a sister named Sedrionne Horton. 
  • He now resides in Los Angeles, California.
  • DeRon possesses the African-American ethnicity. 
  • He was the only black student in his school days over a long period. 
  • DeRon Horton is also a talented musician.
  • He has shared the screen with famous actor Denzel Washington.
  • When it's about his married talk, he has remained secretive; neither he has shared the glimpses of his relationship on social media nor has he given any hints of his girlfriend.