Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Biography
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an American Actor famous for roles like Blck Manta in Aquaman (2018) and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023), Bobby Seale in The Trail of the Chicago 7 (2020), and Morpheus / Agent Smith in The Matrix Resurrections (2021). He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Cal Abar in Watchmen.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Career
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, California. Later on, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he became initiated as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and competed as a hurdler for the California Golden Bears. He later graduated with a degree in architecture, and then worked as a city planner in San Franciso.
However, he was later laid off from his job and used that opportunity to apply to drama schools. Yahya was accepted by New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. He also graduated from Yale School of Drama with a Master of Fine Arts degree and worked as a stage actor later on.
Early in his acting career, he was adamant about not altering his Muslim name or using a stage name. He began his acting career in 2016 in the Netflix series The Get Down. He was praised for this role and later in 2017, he appeared in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall as Duane. Furthermore, he played a police officer, Garner Ellerbee, in the action comedy film Baywatch.
In 2018, he starred in the road trip drama Boundaries. In the same year, he was cast in the US as the main character’s father in a flashback. Recently, in October 2022, it was announced that he was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ series Wonder Man as the titular character.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Age
How old is Abdul-Mateen II? Abdul-Mateen II is 37 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 15, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on July 15 every year and his zodiac sign is Cancer.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Height
Abdul-Mateen II stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches and is of moderate weight weighing 82 kg (180. 78 lbs). In addition, he has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Family
Abdul-Mateen is the youngest of six children of Yahya Abdul-Mateen I (father) and Mary (mother). His siblings are Cali Din, Nikki, Dorothy Mae, Khadijah, and Zakiyyah.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Wife
Abdul-Mateen II has preferred keeping his personal life away from the public eye and for this, not much is known about his relationship status.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Net Worth
Abdul-Mateen II has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which includes his assets and income.