Ashton Sanders Bio, Movies, Age, Family, Girlfriend, Height, Net Worth

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Ashton Sanders is an American actor best known for portraying 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 studied 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. Variance Films released The Retrieval in a limited release on April 2, 2014.

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 as 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

Sanders is 28 years old. He was born on October 26, 1995, in Carson, California, United States. His zodiac sign is Virgo.


Sanders stands at an average height of 6 feet and weighs 78 kg equivalent to 172 lbs.


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.


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 as soon as the information is available.

Net Worth

Sanders has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million.