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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is known as an American architect and actor. He is most famous for playing Cadillac in the television series The Get Down.

Background and Age

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, LA. He was brought up in Oakland, California. He was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. He has five more seasoned kin. Abdul-Mateen II studied engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and worked as a city organizer in San Francisco. Since youth, he developed a solid enthusiasm for the entertainment field. He went to the Yale School of Drama where he got his qualification. He was a track star in school. He had the stuff to be a great actor as well as be a great hurdler.


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has not revealed information about his private and personal relationships.

Career and Net Worth

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been dynamic in the entertainment field since 2016. He started his adventure in the entertainment field with the Baz Luhrmann's musical drama series The Get Down, which debuted on Netflix. He was effective to dazzle the fans and pundits with his acting aptitudes. On the show, he depicted the character of Clarence "Cadillac" Caldwell. For the series, he went through an overall of 7 hours learning disco dancing for his role. The show was popular with fans because of how it portrayed the beginning stages of hip hop. Critics of the show described it as the new generation of the popular HBO show, The Wire. The show featured a large ensemble cast which was easy for the fans to pick their favorite ones. Yahya was able to parlay the success of the show into other jobs.

In 2017, he appeared in the drama film "Sidney Hall" by Shawn Christensen where he depicted the character of Duane. Yahya has likewise appeared in the film 'Baywatch' depicting the role of Sgt. Earn Ellerbee. Other than these, a portion of his motion pictures include Boundaries, The Greatest Showman, First Match, and Aquaman.

After the season finale of Watchmen was broadcasted in December 2019, there were inquiries concerning whether Watchmen would return for season 2. HBO has not renewed the series, notwithstanding, that appears to be less about the performance of the show since it was a ratings hit. The questions are about whether there is material for a season 2. Yahya plays Cal Abar on the show.

Date modified: Jun 5, 2020
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