| October 24, 1995 (age 21) (1995-10-24) Inglewood, California, U.S.|
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Moonlight, The Retrieval, Straight Outta Compton, Captive State
Trevante Rhodes, Alex R Hibbert, Barry Jenkins, André Holland, Mahershala Ali
Ashton Sanders (born October 24, 1995) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the films The Retrieval (2013) and Moonlight (2016).
Sanders made his film debut in The Retrieval, directed by Chris Eska. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 11, 2013. It was released in a limited release on April 2, 2014 by Variance Films.
In 2015, Sanders had a small role in Straight Outta Compton. In 2016, he appeared in an episode of Refinery29's online web series The Skinny.
The same year, Sanders appeared in the drama film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016, and began a limited release on October 21, 2016 by A24. Moonlight received massive critical acclaim as well dozens of accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture – Drama. The film also received eight Academy Award nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Sanders is studying towards a BFA in Acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University.
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