10 Things to Know About the Cast of "Atlanta"

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago

The multi-talented cast of "Atlanta" is keeping busy working on new projects ahead of Season 2, which won't start until 2018. Find out more about what they're working on.

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Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, and Lakeith Stanfield in Atlanta (2016)

Fans of the show have to wait until 2018 for Season 2 to begin.

The TV series "Atlanta" has become a big hit since it premiered in September of 2016. The show follows the lives of two cousins in Atlanta, Earn Marks, a college dropout turned manager, and his cousin, the rapper "Paper Boi" Miles. Although it was renewed for a second season, we won't get to see it until 2018 because the cast was busy with new projects.

Donald Glover in Atlanta (2016)

Donald Glover has a multi-faceted role in the show.

Award-winning actor Donald Glover stars as Earnest 'Earn' Marks in Atlanta. He created the series, and also writes for, directs, and produces the show.

Donald Glover in Atlanta (2016)

At only 33, Donald Glover is already a multi-award-winning entertainer.

Most recently, Donald Glover won the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy. He's also won two Golden Globe Awards, a Critics Choice Television Award, and a Grammy, just to name a few. Check out his other awards here.

Woody Harrelson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Donald Glover, Alden Ehrenreich, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, and Joonas Suotamo in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Donald Glover plays both the Marvel superhero Prowler and the debonair man about space, Lando Calrissian.

Donald Glover appears in both the Marvel and Star Wars movie franshises. In addition to his role as Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Glover will star as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie.

Donald Glover and Zazie Beetz in Atlanta (2016)

Zazie Beetz is a relative newcomer.

German-born New York actress Zazie Beetz stars as Vanessa (Van to her friends), Earn's best friend and mother of his daughter. She appeared in a few short films and New York-based productions before landing her breakout role in "Atlanta."

Zazie Beetz in Untitled Deadpool Sequel (2018)

Zazie Beetz will be appearing in Deadpool 2.

Zazie Beetz will appear in Deadpool 2 as Domino, a former mercernary who becomes a member of the X-Men.

Brian Tyree Henry in Atlanta (2016)

Brian Tyree Henry has appeared on Broadway.

Brian Tyree Henry stars as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles. Henry originated the role of "The General" in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon."

Brian Tyree Henry

Brian Tyree Henry was nominated for an Emmy for his appearance on "This is Us."

Brian Tyree Henry also appeared as William's cousin Ricky in "This is Us", which garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He's also appeared in Vice Principals and stars alongside Sofia Boutella and Dave Bautista in the upcoming thriller Hotel Artemis.

Lakeith Stanfield in Atlanta (2016)

Lakeith Stanfield starred in both the short and feature film versions of Short Term 12.

Lakeith Stanfield stars as Darius. Stanfield's first movie was the short film Short Term 12. After a few other lackluster roles, Stanfield took time off from acting. He returned when his Short Term 12 director called him to appear in a feature-length adaptation of the short film.

Lakeith Stanfield

Lakeith Stanfield has portrayed a number of real people in movies about them.

After his award-winning performance in Short Term 12, a number of doors opened Lakeith Stanfield. He has since played Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma, Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, and Patrick Haynes in the bio-pic Snowden. He also stars as Colin Warner in Crown Heights and as L in the much anticipated anime adaptation Death Note, both of which open August 25.