| United States|
Austin, Texas, U.S.
100 metres, 200 metres
| February 10, 1990 (age 25) (1990-02-10) Ponchatoula, Louisiana, U.S.|
100 m: 10.28 s (Austin 2009)
200 m: 20.77 s (Austin 2007)
Trevante Rhodes Wikipedia
Trevante Rhodes (born February 10, 1990) is an American actor and former track and field sprinter. His is best known for his performance in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016) for which he received a number of award nominations.
Rhodes was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and moved to Little Elm, Texas, when he was ten. At Little Elm High School, Rhodes played running back in an option offense with Cole Beasley at quarterback. Over his high school career, Rhodes earned four letters in both football and track and field, where he competed as a sprinter specializing in the 100 and 200 meter dash. As a junior, Rhodes finished second behind Whitney Prevost over both distances at the 2007 UIL Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium. His senior year was cut short by an ACL injury on the football field, but he still earned an athletic scholarship in track and field to the University of Texas at Austin.
Rhodes competed for the Texas Longhorns as a sprinter from 2008 to 2012. At the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Rhodes helped the U.S. squad to a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay.
After graduation, Rhodes moved to Los Angeles and immediately began working as an actor, playing supporting roles in the Terrence Malick film Song to Song, the Nacho Vigalondo film Open Windows opposite Elijah Wood, the Eddie O’Keefe film Shangri-La Suite and the Matt Jones / Dave Hill film The Night Is Young. Trevante played the role of 'Ramsey' in the Tyler Perry / OWN series If Loving You Is Wrong. His television credits include the Fox series Gang Related and the HBO series Westworld.
Rhodes rose to fame for his much praised performance in the Plan B/A24 film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, where he played the lead role of the adult Chiron. In February 2017, Rhodes was featured on Calvin Klein's 2017 Spring underwear campaign along with Moonlight stars Ali, Ashton Sanders and Alex Hibbert.
In January 2017, Rhodes joined the cast of the upcoming movie The Predator, slated for a 2018 release.