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      Damson Idris

      Damson Idris

      Highest Rated: 86% Megan Leavey (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 37% Outside the Wire (2021)

      Birthday: Sep 2, 1991

      Birthplace: Peckham, London, England, UK

      British actor Damson Idris first caught significant attention in military dog tale "Megan Leavey" (2017) but truly broke through with a leading role in John Singleton's drug wars series "Snowfall" (FX, 2017-). Born in Peckham, London in 1991, Idris grew up in the capital with his single mother and five siblings, and initially dreamed of becoming a professional footballer before opting to study drama at Brunel University London. There, he was encouraged by acclaimed actress Cathy Tyson to audition for the role of Tope in Ade Solanke's production, "Pandora's Box." Idris subsequently made his stage debut in the play, secured an agent and further honed his talents at the Identity School of Acting. He first appeared on screen in the short film, "Hiding in the Light" (2011), and a year later played a pallbearer in the coming-of-age Sundance hit "My Brother the Devil" (2012). One-off appearances in old-school sitcom "Miranda" (BBC One, 2009-2015), Danny Boyle's cop dramedy "Babylon" (Channel 4, 2014) and psychological drama "The Missing" (BBC One, 2014-) followed, as did guest parts in medical soaps "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000-) and "Casualty" (BBC One, 1986-). After landing the minor role of Hakim in British crime drama "City of Tiny Lights" (2016), Idris made his Hollywood film debut playing Michael Forman in the dog-themed Iraq War drama "Megan Leavey" (2017). His big break arrived later that same year when he was cast as lead Franklin Saint, a 19-year-old drug dealer, in John Singleton's exploration of the early 1980s crack cocaine epidemic, "Snowfall" (FX, 2017-). Idris continued to build his profile with the roles of Jordan Knight in sci-fi horror "Astral" (2017) and Agent Denys in Liam Neeson vehicle "The Commuter" (2018). He then bagged his second major lead role in Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's directorial debut "Farming" (2018), in which he played Enitan, a Nigerian teenager who after being farmed out to a Caucasian British family becomes the leader of a white skinhead gang.

      Highest rated movies

      Megan Leavey
      City of Tiny Lights
      Farming The Commuter Outside the Wire


      Damson Idris ASTRAL, FROM LEFT: DAMSON IDRIS, NED PORTEOUS, 2018. © VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT ASTRAL, FROM LEFT: FRANK DILLANE, DAMSON IDRIS, 2018. © VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT Damson Idris at arrivals for ATLANTA ROBBIN' SEASON Premiere on FX, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA February 19, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection



      37% 54% Outside the Wire Harp (Character) - 2021
      55% No Score Yet Farming Enitan (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 56% Astral Jordan Knight (Character) - 2018
      55% 40% The Commuter Agent Denys (Character) $36.3M 2018
      86% 82% Megan Leavey Lt. Michael Forman (Character) $13.4M 2017
      59% 39% City of Tiny Lights Hakim (Character) - 2016


      92% 91% Snowfall Franklin Saint (Character) 2017-2019 2021-2023
      No Score Yet 47% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2022
      83% 80% Black Mirror Jaden (Character) 2019
      67% 44% The Twilight Zone Dorian (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 38% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017