Few people gain global stardom at a young age. Of all the child actors, Asante Blackk has emerged as a blooming flower from his achievements in the acting business. His outstanding portrayal of the intended character in the miniseries When They See Us earned him the title of the ninth-youngest Emmy nominee in history.
The comedian-turned-actor Blackk directed his stairway to Hollywood through his memes and comedy videos on Instagram and YouTube. In the YouTube channel ASANTE, he shares his content relating to challenges, tutorials, and reactions.
Born in 2001, the TV actor Asante celebrates his birthday on the 20th of October. He is currently 17 years of age and has an average height. He was brought up in Maryland alongside his four younger siblings. Considering his upbringing in a spiritually dominant home, he began his acting career at six.
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As it seems, the actor started taking his career seriously from High school. He was honored the Most Promising Actor at the state-wide Maryland Thespian Festival and is the reigning president of the Theatre club in the North Point High School. He graduated as a high schooler recently in May 2019.
Talking about his family, Blackk's parents Ayize and Aiyana Ma’at are from Alexandria, and North Carolina, England & Trinidad respectively. They run a successful channel called Ayize and Aiyana Maat in YouTube and actively work as clinical social workers and couple therapists.
His grandfather Dennis Wiley is well-known as a songwriter and musician. Likewise, his aunt Samira Wiley is the actress celebrated for her contribution in Orange is The New Black and Handmaid’s Tale.
Asante and his family have a lively social media life. They often address each other via their posts, and the captions show their closeness. Recent posts of 2019 show their parents’ date night, Asante’s siblings and some throwbacks moments.
Asante Blackk is only 17, but it seems like he is ready enough to handle the relationship stuff. The dating life of Asante can easily be inferred from his social media.
As apparent, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend, who goes by the name "tuesdaythefixie" on Instagram. In one of the post, he has even defined her as the perfect person.
Asante with his current girlfriend(Photo: Asante Instagram)
The two seem to have a very well-knit relationship as hinted by their couple pictures. With a picture of the sweetheart on his lap, Asante expressed his inner feeling with a caption; "yes I am and yes I can." It signifies that he is hearty enough to face the challenges in their relationship that would arise in forthcoming days.
Movies & TV Shows
The young star came to rise with his memes and parody videos on social platforms like Instagram and YouTube. In his channel, he shares challenges, tutorials, reactions, and other fun stuff.
Apart from that, Blackk has accumulated several credits as a part of TV series and movies. He played small roles in Father Knows Best, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and The Jungle Book. He has also contributed to Nickelodeon projects like helping in recreating the theme songs for Spongebob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Danny Phantom with a touch of rap.
His significant dominance lies in his role of Young Kevin in the Netflix miniseries When They See Us that aired in 2019. The series portrays the true story of five teenagers, who were the victims of wrongful conviction in 1989. He later said that playing the role of Kevin was an emotional ride to him. This performance earned him a nomination for the best supporting actor on July 16 of 2019. His aunt Samira Wiley even congratulated him on the achievement.
As a matter of fact, the series grabbed 16 nominations, and the streaming platform totaled 117 nominations across the whole series.
His other credits include the TV series; Great Day Washington and Entertainment Tonight Canada, and documentary Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now, all of which aired in 2019.