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Trai Byers

Biography

Well-known for his portrayal of Civil Privileges leader Wayne Forman within the 2014 film Selma, Byers can be known for his starring role as Andre around the Fox series Empire. Furthermore, he performed the recurring part of Alec Martin around the CW series 90210. Pursuing his graduations from your University or college of Kansas as well as the exclusive Yale College of Episode, he made many appearances around the ABC cleaning soap opera All My Kids. He was solid as Nathan Davis within the sports activities film Jayhawkers. Given birth to in Kansas, he spent his child years both overseas and in a number of U.S. says, including Georgia. In Apr of 2016 he wedded Empire co-star Elegance Gealey. He and Terrence Howard co-starred within the Fox musical series Empire.

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Full Name Trai Byers
Date Of Birth July 19, 1983
Place Of Birth Kansas City, KS
Height 1.87 m
Profession TV Actor
Education University of KansasYale School of Drama
Nationality American
Spouse Grace Gealey
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Movies Selma, Jayhawkers, Destination Planet Negro, Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre, Americons
TV Shows Empire
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Engaged to Grace Gealey [July 28, 2015].
2He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2015-2017TV SeriesAndre Lyon
Americons2015Theo Jones
Selma2014James Forman
Jayhawkers2014Nathan Davis
Destination Planet Negro2013B-12
902102012TV SeriesAlec Martin
All My Children2011TV SeriesMookie
Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre2009Chip

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Masterchef2017TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHimself
Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
Dish Nation2016TV SeriesHimself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesEmpire (2015)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: ChemistryEmpire (2015)· Kaitlin Doubleday
· Grace Gealey
· Bryshere Y. Gray
· Taraji P. Henson
· Terrence Howard
· Ta'Rhonda Jones
· Serayah
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Jussie Smollett
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Scene StealerEmpire (2015)


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