Brian Tyree Henry, who is best known for appearing as Alfred, a.k.a. Paper Boi in the TV series called “Atlanta,” is an American actor who has been active in the film industry since 2007. Henry is also known for appearing in “Windows” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” In 2018, he won a Tony Award for his excellent performance in “Lobby Hero.” 

Quick Info
Full NameBrian Tyree Henry
Date of BirthMarch 31, 1982
Birth PlaceFayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Age39 Years
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameWillow Dean Kearse (mother)
Siblings4 Sisters
Height6 feet and 2 inches
Weight118 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBlack
Relationship StatusSingle
Net WorthUS $1.6 million

Early Life and Bio

Brian was born on March 31, 1982, in Fayetteville, which lies in Northern Carolina. His father worked for the military, and his mother, Willow Dean Kearse, worked as a teacher. Brian and his mother were very close, and he often helped her decorate classes in the summer. He has four older sisters. He completed his high school education at E.E. Smith High School. Brian initially studied business at Morehouse College but later shifted to acting. He graduated with a master’s degree in acting from taking the School of Drama. 


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In 2015, Brian Tyree Henry made his film debut with “Puerto Ricans in Paris” alongside Rosie Perez, where he played Spencer’s role. After that, he acted as Mike in “Person to Person” and worked as Mashup in the biological crime drama “Crown Heights” in 2017. He served in seven films in 2018. First, he worked in Benji’s role in the romantic comedy-drama film titled “Irreplaceable You”  alongside Christopher Walken. Next, he portrayed the role of Pete in the comedy film titled “Family.” Finally, in “Hotel Artemis,” he appeared as the character called Honolulu.

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In the biological crime film titled “White Boy Rick,” he acted as Officer Mel Jackson. 

In 2019, he acted as Garret Radcliff in “Don’t Let Go.” In the horror film titled “Child’s Play,” he played the role of Detective Mike Norris the same year. He appeared as Carl in “Joker” in 2019 alongside Todd Phillips.

TV shows:

In 2009, he made his TV debut with the show titled “Law & Order” alongside Tichina Arnold, in which he played the role of Ben in the episode titled “Dignity.” The following year, he played the role of Randall Simmons in an episode of “The Good Wife.” Finally, Brian Tyree Henry acted as Scrapper in two episodes of “Boardwalk Empire” in 2013.

He played Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in 22 episodes of “Atlanta” from 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he acted as Dascius Brown in 3 episodes of “Vice Principals.”

In 2017, he acted in 3 TV series. He played the role of a public defender in “How to Get Away with Murder” alongside Virginia Gardner and Kelen Coleman. In “This Is Us,” he portrayed the role of Ricky. He also made an appearance in “Drop the Mic.” In 2018, he voiced Cooper Wallace, Jr. in an episode of “BoJack Horseman” alongside Angela Bassett and  Nicole Byer.


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Personal Life

Brian Tyree Henry likes to keep his personal life a secret, and not much is known about it. However, as of September 2020, it is speculated that he isn’t dating anyone, and he is straight. In 2016, the “Atlanta” episode titled “Woods” was made a tribute to his mother, who passed away the same year. 

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Physical Stats

Brian Tyree Henry’s height is 6 feet and 2 inches (1.87 meters) tall, and he weighs approximately 118 kg. As of 2021, his age is 38 years old. 

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Social Media Presence

Brian Tyree Henry is active on Instagram and has 191k followers on it. As of 30th September of 2020, he follows 567 accounts and has 398 posts.

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Net Worth

As of 2021, Brian Tyree Henry’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 1.6 million. He gets most of his fortune from acting in films and TV series. 

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