Tony Award-nominated stage actor with a breakthrough role as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta. His Tony nominee was for his performance in Lobby Hero, but he also starred on Broadway as part of the original cast of The Book of Mormon. Film roles include Hotel Artemis, Widows, Child's Play, and The Eternals.
He earned his first Emmy nomination for his performance as William's cousin in the This Is Us episode "Memphis." His second Emmy nod came in 2018 for Atlanta. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the Oscars for his role in the 2022 movie Causeway.
His mom was a teacher and his father served in the military. His mother Willow Deane Kearse passed away in 2016. The Atlanta episode "Woods" was dedicated to her.