Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Overview

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Born: July 15, 1986

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Muslim father Yahya Abdul Mateen I, and Christian mother Mary. He is the youngest of six brothers and sisters. Yahya was just six when his construction worker father inspired him to be an architect. He went to the University of California, Berkeley to obtain a degree in architecture. While there, a friend suggested he take an acting class for an easy credit. He auditioned for the class, got in, and gained a newfound love of acting. The... See All


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