Brian Tyree Henry is a famous actor from the U.S. He is best known for playing Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016–2022). For this role, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
He is also well-known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire, How to Get Away with Murder, and This Is Us.
Henry got his big break in movies in 2018. He was the main character in the heist movie Widows by Steve McQueen, the romantic drama If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins and the animated superhero movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Sony.
Since then, he has been in Joker (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), The Woman in the Window (2021), and Bullet Train (2022). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Eternals, he played the part of Phastos.
He has also been on stage. In 2007, he made his stage debut in a production of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare in the Park. He then acted in several plays at the Public Theatre before joining the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon (2011).
In 2014, he was in the musical The Fortress of Solitude, which was not on Broadway. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the 2018 Broadway revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s play Lobby Hero.
Early Years and Education
Brian Tyree Henry was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on March 31, 1982. He grew up in Washington, D.C., for part of his childhood. His father was in the military, and his mother, Willow Dean Kearse, was a teacher.
In the early 2000s, Henry went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to study business but ended up becoming an actor. He got his master’s degree from Yale School of Drama.
Is Brian Tyree Henry Gay?
No, Brian Tyree Henry is Not Gay and His Sexual Orientation is Straight. When it was confirmed that he would be in the MCU movie The Eternals, gay rumors started to spread about him. Phastos will be the first character in the MCU to be gay. Brian will play him.
Brian Tyree is a basketball player. Henry got to be one-half of Marvel’s first same-gender couple. Eternals has a lot of firsts, but this may be the most important one. Megan Townsend, who is the Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, wrote an op-ed for Variety about how important LGBTQ+ roles are:
“At the first showing of Eternals, when Phastos (played by Brian) and Ben finally kissed, the whole theatre started clapping and cheering. I’ll never forget that. It’s clear that people have been waiting for this.”
Is Brian Tyree Henry Dating Someone in 2022?
As Of December 2022, Brian Tyree Henry is Single (Source: CelebsCouples). He doesn’t have a date right now. Brian has been with at least one person in the past. Brian Tyree Henry has never been in a relationship.
His father was in the military, and his mother was a teacher. In 2016, his mother Willow Deane Kearse died. “Woods,” an episode of Atlanta, was all about her. Our records show that he does not have any children.