LaKeith Stanfield can currently be seen in Knives Out opposite Daniel Craig and Uncut Gems where he stars opposite Adam Sandler. He can next be seen starring in The Photograph, opposite Issa Rae, which premiers on February 14th, 2020. He will also be seen in the film Untitled Fred Hampton Project, set to release in 2020.
Lakeith is best known for his role as ‘Darius’ in Donald Glover’s series “Atlanta” on FX. He was also recently nominated for a 2019 Critic’s Choice Award for his starring role in Annapurna and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You.
Stanfield was recently seen in The Girl In The Spider’s Web, opposite Claire Foy, Nate Davis in Netflix’s Someone Great and as Colin Warner in Amazon’s Crown Heights, based on the story of wrongfully-convicted prisoner Colin Warner. The film won The Audience Award in the Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.
He also starred in Jordan Peele’s cult hit Get Out, as quirky detective ’L’ in Netflix’s Death Note, and in the Netflix original film War Machine opposite Brad Pitt. He can also be seen in Netflix’s Someone Great.
Stanfield was featured in the dance performance “Changers”, written and directed by Spike Jonze. “Changers” was featured in Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2017 collection. All ticket proceeds were donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Lakeith also starred in Miles Ahead opposite Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor and in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” opposite Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Additional credits include playing ‘Snoop Dogg’ in Straight Outta Compton, ‘Bug’ in Dope, and as the Civil Rights activist ‘Jimmie Lee Jackson’ in the two-time Oscar nominated film Selma.
Lakeith acted and rapped in both the short and feature length versions of the film Short Term 12 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.
Lakeith is also a member of indie rap project MOORS.