Brian Tyree Henry
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Brian Tyree Henry was an American actor who got his start on the stage. After he auditioned for a production of Come and Gone at Morehouse College and landed the lead part, he quit his business major to focus on acting. Henry ended up graduating from the Yale School of Drama with a Masters in Acting in 2007 and performed in various stage and Off-Broadway productions in the years following. He even portrayed Tybalt in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet alongside Oscar Isaac, who played Romeo. In 2009, Henry made his TV debut in an episode of "Law and Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), then followed it up with an appearance on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016) in 2010. He made his Broadway debut as a part of the original ensemble cast of The Book of Mormon in 2011. In 2013, Henry made a two-part appearance as Winston "Scrapper" on "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010-2014), and subsequently showed up in an episode of the first season of "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15). Henry made his feature film debut in the Luis Guzman-led comedy Puerto Ricans in Paris in 2015. He next portrayed recurring character Tavis Brown on the Danny McBride and Walton Goggins comedy "Vice Principals" (HBO, 2016- ) and starred on Donald Glover's "Atlanta" (FX, 2016) as aspiring rapper Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles.