The rising star!

Is the Emmy Award-winner, Yahya Mateen,the new rising star?

The 34-year-old American actor came into limelight after starring in the Netflix musical drama series 'The Get Down'. He has won an Emmy - Outstanding Supporting Actor, for his movie, 'Watchmen'. Have you seen any of the movies and TV shows he's starred in? Read below to find out!

  • Mateen has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
  • The 'Candyman' actor stands tall at an impressive 6'3''.
  • He's an architect and acting is actually a second career for the rising star.
  • Check out a snippet of his acceptance speech at the Emmys 2020!
Abdul Mateen is a phenomenal actor. He rose to fame right after featuring in his first drama series. Ahead are the most notable TV shows and movies he has appeared in since 2016.
Many of us were first introduced to Yahya through Netflix's short-lived series 'The Get Down'. If you thought acting was his only talent, you thought wrong. His singing and dance moves were perfect for this part.
 
Although he played the antagonist, it was easy for the charming actor to steal hearts as the disco dancer named Cadillac. The series were worth $120 million making it a massive hit.

Mateen's stellar performance in the movie, "Aquaman", made him everyone's favorite. Despite playing the villain, people were actually rooting for #TeamBlackManta.

There's something about him as 'Black Manta' that just draws you in and makes you root for him to avenge his father's death. Fans are expecting his return in the movie's sequel. The film topped the Box Office with an earning of $1 billion. 

The talented artist can definitely play a vast range of characters. His role as 'Sgt. Garner Ellerbee' in the movie 'Baywatch', was an impressive one. His comic timing and witty banter with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson were some of the best parts about the movie. Fans adored his character.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II! Source: shutterstock.com

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