Ashton Sanders Biography
Ashton Sanders is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of teenage Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016). Born in Carson, California, Sanders attended Grand Arts High School in Downtown Los Angeles.
He graduated from Grand Arts High School in 2013 and went on to study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Theatre School at DePaul University. However, he left after three years in 2016 to focus on his acting career.
Most notably, he made his film debut in The Retrieval, directed by Chris Eska. On March 11, 2013, the film had its world premiere at South by Southwest. The Retrieval was released in a limited release on April 2, 2014, by Variance Films.
In 2015, he had a small role in Straight Outta Compton, and in 2016, he appeared in an episode of Refinery29’s web series The Skinny. The same year, he appeared in the drama film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016. It started a limited on October 21, 2016, by A24.
The film Moonlight, received massive critical acclaim as well dozens of accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture-Drama. In addition, the film won three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. Ashton’s role was praised by critics; Benjamin Lee of The Guardian called his performance “powerful”.
Sanders went on to co-star in The Equalizer 2, a sequel to the hit action film The Equalizer, opposite Denzel Washington. In 2019, he starred in the science-fiction thriller film Captive State, opposite John Goodman and Vera Farmiga. Sanders also played the lead in HBO’s adaptation of the Native Son.
In November 2020, he is set to star in The Things They Carried, a Vietnam war movie. Recently, in September 2021, he was cast as Bobby Brown in I Wanna Dance with Somebody, a biopic feature on Whitney Houston.
Ashton Sanders Age
How old is Sanders? Sanders is 26 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 26, 1995, in Carson, California, the United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on October 24 and his zodiac sign is Virgo.
Ashton Sanders Height
Sanders stands at an average height of 6 feet and weighs 78 kg equivalent to 172 lbs.
Ashton Sanders Family
Sanders was born to supportive parents and raised beside caring siblings in Carson, California, the United States of America. However, he has preferred not to share information about his family and for this, not much is known about his parents and siblings.
Ashton Sanders Girlfriend
Sanders has kept his personal life away from the limelight. For this, not much is known about his relationship status. However, we will update this field soon as the information is available.
Ashton Sanders Net Worth
Sanders has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million. In addition, his main source of income is his career as an actor.