Asante Blackk Parents, Girlfriend, Dating, Net Worth
Asante Blackk’s rise in stature and reputation in recent times is truly a thing to behold. The teenage actor, who was previously seen on the big screen as Mowgli in the 2008 movie The Jungle Book, was nominated for an Emmy in 2019.
His role as Kevin Richardson in the 2019 Netflix mini-series, When They See Us, earned him the nomination. And, since the mini-series, he has gone on to join the cast of NBC’s This Is Us.
Family And Siblings
Maryland native Asante Blackk was born to clinical social worker parents. His father, Ayize Ma’at, is from Alexandria, Virginia. Similarly, his mother is Aiyana Ma’at, and her family is from North Carolina, London, England, and Trinidad. The actor derives an African-American ethnicity from his parents.
Asante’s artistic talents seem to be a hereditary gain as he comes from a family of artists and socially conscious people. His father is a poet, and his mother has a love for singing.
The list of his talented family and relatives don’t end here. His grandfather, Dennis Wiley, is an accomplished songwriter and musician, and Asante is also the nephew of Emmy-winning actress Samira Wiley.
The comedian turned actor is the oldest child of his parents with three younger siblings. Akaiyah and Akina are the names of his sisters; whereas, the identity of his youngest brother remains under covers.
Bio: Age, Movies, TV Shows
Asante Blackk - age 18 - was born on 20th October 2001, in Maryland, United States.
Asante was interested in acting from a young age. He started his career when he was six years old and got the part of Mowgli when he was only seven.
Asante Blackk poses for a picture in 20th October 2018 (Photo: Asante Blackk's Instagram)
He went back to finish high school after a few acting stints and joined North Point High School in Maryland. His love for acting made him join the Theater Department in high school, and he acted in a few plays during his time there.
It was also during his time in high school that he got the chance to play minor roles in movies such as Father Knows Best and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. When in high school, Asante acted as the president of the North Point High School Theater Club and provides advice and motivation to other youngsters who want to pursue acting.
Career And Activities Now
Having started his career as a Viner and a comedian, Asante has transitioned from a social media prodigy to full-time acting.
Asante used to do post challenges, comedy sketches, reactions, vines, among other things on his YouTube channel before his acting career took off.
After having built up a significant fan base through his Youtube channel, he officially stepped into the show-biz in 2019 through his role as Kevin Richardson in the Netflix mini-series, When They See Us.
Following the grand success of the mini-series and an Emmy nomination for his role, Asante is now a cast member of the NBC series This Is Us. He portrays Malik Hodges in the show.
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Despite having worked in many movies and TV shows throughout various ages, Asante has only two credits as an actor in IMDb. In addition to that, he has five credits as self on the IMDb's credits list.
Asante’s young career has got off to a spectacular start and is destined to reach greater heights. However, despite his massive success in such a short time, his net worth and salary figures are not released to the public.
Asante’s Dating Life
No celebrity’s bio would be complete without talking about their relationship status. And, at such a young age, Asante’s dating life has seen a few ups and downs already.
Asante was in a relationship with a girl named Brianna. He even shared some pictures of her on his Instagram, and she was also mentioned in a few of his tweets.
But, their relationship seems to have come to an end sometime around mid-2019. It could be the case as Asante has deleted the pictures of his possible girlfriend from his Instagram. In addition to that, his girlfriend’s Instagram page has also been removed, which could point to the fact that the potential couple didn’t end things on a good note.
The Emmy-nominee seems to be leading a life without a partner for now. Lack of time due to busy schedules could be the reason for him being single, but he has a lot of time to get a partner-in-crime in the future.