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Who is Keith Stanfield? Here are 5 facts you need to know

Fans of the award-winning horror film, Get Out know talented actor KeithStanfield. Since the beginning of his career, he has proven to be a great actor with the roles he has been given. Because of his talent and genius interpretation of roles, he is often touted as an actor to keep an eye on.

Keith Stanfield has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade and in that time has built an enviable body of work. Aside from his role in Get Out, he has also appeared in Sorry to Bother You, Atlanta, Straight Out of Compton, Death Note, Selma and The Girl in the Spider’s Web Read on for five fun facts about the California-born Actor.

Who exactly is Keith Stanfield?

Lakeith ‘Keith’ Lee Stanfield was born on 12. August 1991. Although born in San Bernardino, California, he spent his childhood years in Riverside and Victorville. Growing up, childhood was not a luxury and he has stated in many interviews that his family was poor and extremely dysfunctional.

Keith Stanfield decided to do it at the age of 14 while he was in high school. After making the decision to hone his craft as an actor, he slowly began to build his career. He attended the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center in Los Angeles and while there he signed with an agent and began auditioning for commercials.

His acting career began in 2009 with his role in Short Term 12, a short film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton as his senior thesis at San Diego State University. The film won awards at the Sundance Film Festival that same year and received many other awards.

After Short-Term 12, Keith Stanfield appeared in The Purge: Anarchy, Selma, Straight Outta, Dope and More. However, he began to gain recognition for his role in the Donald Glover TV show. Atlanta where he played fan favorite character, Darius. After the Atlanta actor appeared in one of his most popular roles to date, Go Out. Since the success of fo Go Out, Keith Stanfield has steadily built his career to new heights of success.

Five Facts You Need to Know About Keith Stanfield

1. Method Actor

In the entertainment industry, method performers are highly revered; and an actor’s decision to adopt an acting method demonstrates not only his commitment to the craft but also the versatility of an actor’s skill set, as well as the wide range of his talent.

Method acting is when an actor incorporates the traits of the character they are asked to play in their real life by embracing their mannerisms in the way they speak; This means that they never break character until the film making process is over. For his appearance in the long version of the short film Short Term, Keith Stanfield used this method for the character he played, Marcus.

2. Internet celebrity

In 2017, he was cast in the horror film Get Out After the film’s release, his character was the subject of many memes and GIFs on social media. This not only gave the film additional attention, but also increased its popularity.

3. Rappers

Keith Stanfield isn’t just an actor; he is also a rapper and a poet. Stanfield is part of the band – MOORS, but also has a solo career in rap. While not mainstream yet, you can see some of the band’s videos on YouTube and follow them on social media. They released an EP titled MOORS in 2015.

4. Paternity

This actor leads a very private life and his private life is not a secret to the general public. However, he has been romantically linked to actress Xosha Roquemore; The two have been together since 2015 and had their first child together in 2017, two years later.

5. Acting break

After his performance , he appeared in another short film before taking a break from acting. He spent the time doing odd jobs and trying his hand at anything that would keep him afloat. During this time, he worked in an AT&T office, worked as a roofer, gardener, and also worked at a marijuana dispensary.

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