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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Architect & Actor; Best Known For "Aquaman" & "The Get Down"

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Biography

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (born July 15, 1986) is an American architect and actor, who is best known for portraying Cadillac in the television series "The Get Down," starring in the 2017 films "Baywatch" and "The Greatest Showman," and portraying the Black Manta in the 2018 DC Extended Universe film "Aquaman," and Cal Abar in the 2019 HBO television series "Watchmen."

Abdul-Mateen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a Muslim father, Yahya Abdul-Mateen I, and a Christian mother, Mary. He spent his childhood in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans, and then moved to Oakland, California, where he attended McClymonds High School. In 2004, he went to college where he competed as a hurdler for the California Golden Bears. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture and then worked as a city planner in San Francisco. He had always wanted to be an actor, later receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama and working as a stage actor.

In 2016, Abdul-Mateen began his acting career with Baz Luhrmann's musical drama series "The Get Down," which premiered on Netflix. His character Clarence "Cadillac" Caldwell is a prince of the disco world. He was praised for his role in the series. Other acting credits include the road trip drama film "Boundaries," and the horror film "Us," directed by Jordan Peele, which was released in March 2019. In February 2019, it was confirmed that Abdul-Mateen was in talks to star in Jordan Peele's "Candyman" remake as the title character, and it was also announced that Abdul-Mateen was cast in the fifth season of Netflix's science-fiction anthology series, "Black Mirror." Abdul-Mateen will also portray famous social change activist and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, alongside Eddie Redmayne and Joseph Gordon-Lewitt in the 2020 feature film "The Trial of the Chicago 7."

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Architect & Actor; Best Known For "Aquaman" & "The Get Down"

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Biography

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (born July 15, 1986) is an American architect and actor, who is best known for portraying Cadillac in the television series "The Get Down," starring in the 2017 films "Baywatch" and "The Greatest Showman," and portraying the Black Manta in the 2018 DC Extended Universe film "Aquaman," and Cal Abar in the 2019 HBO television series "Watchmen."

Abdul-Mateen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a Muslim father, Yahya Abdul-Mateen I, and a Christian mother, Mary. He spent his childhood in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans, and then moved to Oakland, California, where he attended McClymonds High School. In 2004, he went to college where he competed as a hurdler for the California Golden Bears. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture and then worked as a city planner in San Francisco. He had always wanted to be an actor, later receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama and working as a stage actor.

In 2016, Abdul-Mateen began his acting career with Baz Luhrmann's musical drama series "The Get Down," which premiered on Netflix. His character Clarence "Cadillac" Caldwell is a prince of the disco world. He was praised for his role in the series. Other acting credits include the road trip drama film "Boundaries," and the horror film "Us," directed by Jordan Peele, which was released in March 2019. In February 2019, it was confirmed that Abdul-Mateen was in talks to star in Jordan Peele's "Candyman" remake as the title character, and it was also announced that Abdul-Mateen was cast in the fifth season of Netflix's science-fiction anthology series, "Black Mirror." Abdul-Mateen will also portray famous social change activist and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, alongside Eddie Redmayne and Joseph Gordon-Lewitt in the 2020 feature film "The Trial of the Chicago 7."

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Videos

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on Surprise Reveal in Watchmen
    Yahya talks about his name, changing his career path from architecture to acting, taking his family along on the journey, and finding out about his...
  • Hugh Jackman Gave Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Advice on Playing Black Manta
    Yahya Abdul Mateen II talks Hugh Jackman, preparing to take on the role of Aquaman's arch nemesis Black Manta, and career advice for new actors with...
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Taught Himself How To Swim For "Aquaman" -...
    Yahya spent weeks secretly teaching himself how to swim — and then found out he didn't have to swim in the movie.

FAQs on booking Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

  • How to book Yahya Abdul-Mateen II?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Yahya Abdul-Mateen II?

    Booking fees for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Yahya Abdul-Mateen II or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for your event is available upon request. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Brian Tyree Henry, Leslie Jones and Lee Daniels. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Speaker Videos

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on Surprise Reveal in Watchmen
    Yahya talks about his name, changing his career path from architecture to acting, taking his family along on the journey, and finding out about his character’s surprising arc in Damon Lindelof’s...
    Hugh Jackman Gave Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Advice on Playing Black Manta
    Yahya Abdul Mateen II talks Hugh Jackman, preparing to take on the role of Aquaman's arch nemesis Black Manta, and career advice for new actors with Sade Spence. AQUAMAN is the origin story of...
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Taught Himself How To Swim For "Aquaman" - CONAN
    Yahya spent weeks secretly teaching himself how to swim — and then found out he didn't have to swim in the movie.

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