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Daniel Kaluuya (born 24 February 1989 in London, England) is an English actor, comedian, and writer of Ugandan ancestry.

Kaluuya began his acting career as a teenager in improv theater, and first became recognizable for his role as Posh Kenneth on the E4 series Skins, which he starred in (and co-wrote) for two seasons. He gained further attention in additional TV roles, among them his starring appearance in the Black Mirror episode "Fifteen Million Merits".

In 2017, Kaluuya had his breakthrough starring in the leading role of Jordan Peele's 2017 horror film Get Out, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. From that point onward, he graduated from primarily British media to mainstream Hollywood projects, among them the 2018 Marvel superhero film Black Panther, Steve McQueen's crime drama Widows, Peele's third film Nope, and the biopic Judas and the Black Messiah. For his performance in the lattermost film, as Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, he won the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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