Just like his character, Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles on Atlanta, Brian Tyree Henry is woke.
The young actor was raised in the South, (Fayetteville, North Carolina) and later attended Morehouse College. He then honed his acting talents at the Yale School of Drama. “Paper Boi” is Henry’s biggest role on screen to date, with roles on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Vice Principals among his many acting credits.
His character, a drug-dealing rapper, is more multifaceted than most characters on TV right now. The biggest commonality between Henry and his character is that they both understand what it means to be a black man in society.
And another thing: They love Atlanta.
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