Lakeith Stanfield’s Best Performances, From ‘Uncut Gems’ to ‘Atlanta’

It didn’t take Lakeith Stanfield long to climb the ranks of Hollywood, transforming from a consistent and recognizable key player in projects such as Knives Out and Get Out, to an in-demand actor capable of turning out endearing, nuanced performances in no time.

Having taken on the notoriously tricky task of portraying several real-life historical figures — Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma and William O’Neal in Judas and the Black Messiah — as well as nailing minor-but-crucial roles in such beloved films as Uncut Gems and Short Term 12, Stanfield has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most impressive talents.

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