Who is Ashton Sanders?

Ashton Durrand Sanders was born on 24 October 1995 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Carson, California USA. He’s a 26-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Chiron in the coming-of-age drama film “Moonlight” (2016) and featuring as Bobby a.k.a. The RZA in the Hulu drama series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” (2019-2021).

How rich is he, as of now? Ashton Sanders Net Worth

As of early 2022, Ashton Sanders’ net worth is estimated at close to $5 million, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. He’s worked on 18 television and film titles since he launched his career in the early 2010s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Ashton Sanders spent his early years in his hometown of Carson, where he was raised by his parents; however, little is known about their names and professions except that his father works as a fashion designer. It’s also unknown whether he has any siblings or is an only child. He holds American nationality, belongs to African-American ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding his education, Ashton went to Grand Arts High School in Los Angeles, from which he matriculated in 2013. Thereafter, he enrolled into The Theatre School at DePaul University to study acting; however, he left his education in 2016 to focus on his professional acting career.

Career Beginnings

Ashton Sanders launched his acting career when he made his debut appearance in the role of Donnie in the short romantic comedy film “Making Possibilities” in 2012, written and directed by Rohan Shand. The following year, he booked his feature film debut and first lead role as Will, in the drama film “The Retrieval”, directed by Chris Eska. The film follows Ashton’s character during the American Civil War, and premiered at South by Southwest, winning several awards. In 2015, he had a minor part as a kid in the highly popular biographical crime drama film “Straight Outta Compton”, which is about the legendary gangsta rap group N.W.A and its members. It was a huge box office and critical success since it grossed more than $200 million worldwide, and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

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Rise to Prominence

Ashton Sanders’ most prominent role to date came in 2016, when he was chosen to play Chiron in the coming-of-age drama film “Moonlight”, in which he shared the screen with Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monáe, and André Holland. The film was directed by Barry Jenkins, attracted widespread critical acclaim, and is rated one of the best films of the 21st century. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and Ashton’s performance in the film was praised by critics, winning numerous awards, including Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary Award for Best Ensemble, Gotham Special Jury Award – Ensemble Performance, and Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, which he shared with other cast members.

Also in 2016, he guest-starred as Tyler in the episode “Squad” of the comedy web miniseries “The Skinny”, which was aired on Refinery29. The same year, he played Javan in the short drama film “We Home”, and featured as Josh in the short comedy film “The Last Virgin In LA”.

Continued Success

In 2017, Ashton Sanders made an appearance in the music video for the song “I Dare You” by English indie rock band The XX, followed in 2018 by his starring in the short film “The Kids Are Alright”, based on the Grammy Award-nominated album of the same title by the famous duo Chloe x Halle.

During the same year, he was cast as Troy in the crime drama film “Dead Women Walking”, next to June Carry, Joy Nash and Maya Lynne Robinson, and had the part of Miles Whittaker in the vigilante action film “The Equalizer 2” – the sequel to the 2014 film “The Equalizer” – in which he shared the screen with Denzel Washington and Pedro Pascal. In 2019, he landed the roles of Bigger Thomas in the film adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel “Native Son”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and as Gabriel Drummond in the sci-fi action film “Captive State”, which was directed by Rupert Wyatt, and stars John Goodman, Jonathan Majors and Vera Farmiga.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

Ashton Sanders’ next significant role came when he joined the cast of the Hulu drama series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”, in which he took the role of Bobby a.k.a. The RZA from 2019 to 2021. Concurrently, he also portrayed Jahkor Abraham Lincoln in the 2020 drama film “All Day And A Night”, written and directed by Joe Robert Cole and released on Netflix. The following year, he was cast as Jimmy Palmer in the critically acclaimed biographical crime drama film “Judas And The Black Messiah”.

Most recently, in early 2022, Ashton provided his voice to College Kareem in the episode “When You Wish Upon A Roker” of the Disney Channel animated series “The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder”.

Speaking about his upcoming projects, it’s announced that he’ll play Bobby Brown in Kasi Lemmons’ biographical musical drama film “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, about the life of the celebrated American singer and actress Whitney Houston.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Ashton Sanders has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while his weight is around 157lbs (71kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Ashton Sanders isn’t very open when it comes to speak about his personal life, and he manages to keep all details away from the eye of the public, so his current relationship status is a mystery. However, many of his fans believe that the young actor is now more focused on his professional career than on his love life. His residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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