Yahya Abdul-Mateen II - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 8, 2022

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Profession: Actor, Architect
Best Known For: Aquaman (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : July 15, 1986 (age 37)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Yahya Abdul-Mateen I
Mother's Name: Mary Louise
Siblings: 5

Cali Din (older brother)
Nikki (older sister)
Dorothy Mae (older sister)
Khadijah (older sister)
Zakiyyah (older sister)

High School: McClymonds High School
University: University of California, Yale School of Drama
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II?

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an actor, architect by profession, and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in The Get Down, The Greatest Showman, Aquaman, and Watchmen.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Age, Parents, Siblings

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s birth took place on July 15, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The religion of his late father Yahya Abdul-Mateen I is Muslim while his mother Mary Louise is a Christian. He is not the only child of his parents and has five older siblings- older brother Cali Din, older sisters Nikki, and Dorothy Mae, and older twin sisters Khadijah Abdul-Mateen and Zakiyyah.

He spent his childhood in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans and later grew up in Oakland, California.

young Yahya Abdul-Mateen II with older siblings (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II attended McClymonds High School. Following graduation, he went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a degree in architecture. Abdul-Mateen later joined Yale School of Drama and received a Master of Fine Arts degree.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

The actor has chosen to maintain privacy when it comes to his romantic relationship(s) and girlfriends. Not much has been shared when it comes to his dating history and is believed to be single.

Currently, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is unmarried, sans wife and children.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Aquaman (Image: Gadgets NDTV)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Career

Early Days

For years Yahya Abdul-Mateen II worked as a city planner in San Francisco. As he had always wanted to become an actor he studied at Yale School of Drama, after which he began working as a stage actor. 

After a minor role in the 2012 short film Crescendo,  Abdul-Mateen starred in the TV series The Get Down (2016-2017) as Clarence "Cadillac" Caldwell.

Films, Series

Since his debut TV role, he has portrayed characters in numerous TV series and movies. The movies in which he has starred include The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017), Baywatch (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017),  Aquaman (2018), Us (2019), All Day and a Night (2020), Candyman (2020), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), The Matrix 4 (2021). 

In the TV series, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has had appearances on the episode of The Handmaid's Tale (2018), Black Mirror (2019), and Watchmen (2019) as Cal Abar / Jon Osterman / Doctor Manhattan.


On All Day and a Night, Abdul-Mateen has starred alongside Ashton Sanders, Kelly Jenrette, Isaiah John, Shakira Ja'nai Paye, Andrea Ellsworth, and Christopher Meyer.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Us (Image: Spark Chronicles)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on his net worth and annual salary is under review.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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