Born: December 16, 1993
Date of Birth: December 16, 1993
Canadian-grown talent Stephan James was born in Toronto. He began his acting career with a two-season stint on Degrassi: The Next Generation. After leaving Degrassi, Stephan earned recurring roles on various Canadian television shows, including How To Be Indie, My Babysitter's a Vampire and The Listener.
Stephan then made his first feature film debut in the Canadian drama Home Again (2012), for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The following year, Stephan got his big Hollywood break when he was cast in Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma (2014). Next was a guest starring role in the CBC mini-series The Book of Negroes (2015). That same year, Stephan was named as one of the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) Rising Stars.