Brian Tyree Henry - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 7, 2022

Brian Tyree Henry
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Widows (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 31, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Brian Tyree Henry
Birth Place: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Willow Dean Kearse
Siblings: 4

older sisters

University: Morehouse College, Yale School of Drama
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 118 kg (260.15 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Brian Tyree Henry?

The American actor Brian Tyree Henry rose to fame after starring in Atlanta and in films Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk, Don't Let Go, and Child's Play. Read on to know more about him.

Brian Tyree Henry – Age, Parents, Siblings

Brian Tyree Henry’s birth took place on March 31, 1982, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. He was born to his mother Willow Dean Kearse, an educator while the identity of his father, who was in the military is not known. He is not the only child of his parents and has four siblings, who are all older sisters.

His mother was killed in a car accident in May 2016.

Brian Tyree Henry with his sisters - posted April 2019 (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Brian Tyree Henry attended Morehouse College, having graduated from a local high school. Having graduated with a major in business in 2004, he attended Yale School of Drama, where he received a master's degree in 2007.

Henry is of African-American ethnicity.

Brian Tyree Henry – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Henry has maintained his privacy when it comes to his romantic, personal as well as love life. Not much is available when it comes to his past relationships and girlfriends.

Currently, Brian Tyree Henry is believed to be a single man, although a secret romance cannot be ruled out. Moreover, he is sans wife and children and as he has never been married, divorce is out of context.

Brian Tyree Henry (right) in Widows (Image: Collider)

Brian Tyree Henry – Career

Early Days

After earning his master’s degree, Brian Tyree Henry started his career on stage. He starred in the theatre production of Romeo and Juliet (2007), The Brother/Sister Plays, and The Book of Mormon

He eventually made guest appearances on the TV series Law & Order (2009), The Good Wife (2010), Boardwalk Empire (2013), and in the film Puerto Ricans in Paris (2015). Finally, in 2016 he was cast as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in the hit series Atlanta. 

Films, Series

Since his breakthrough role, Brian Tyree Henry also has had appearances on the TV series Vice Principals (2016-2017), This Is Us (2017), and Drunk History (2018), among others.

In recent years Henry has found much success in films rather than in TV series. He has portrayed characters in films Crown Heights (2017), Irreplaceable You (2018), Widows (2018), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), and Joker (2019). 

The upcoming films in which Brian Tyree Henry has starred include The Woman in the Window (2020), The Eternals (2020), Godzilla vs. Kong (2020), Superintelligence (2020), The Outside Story, and Red, White and Water.


On Superintelligence, Brian Tyree Henry has worked with James Corden, Karan Soni, José Alfredo Fernandez, Usman Ally, and Sarah Baker.

Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Bullet Train (Image: Digital Spy)

Brian Tyree Henry – Awards, Nominations

Since his rise to fame in 2017 he has been nominated for numerous awards including five Gold Derby Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, Tony Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and NAACP Image Award.

Brian Tyree Henry – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million while the figure on Henry's salary has not been made clear.

Brian Tyree Henry – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, and Facebook, Brian Tyree Henry is active with several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Twitter.

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