Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Aquaman (2018) and The Get Down (2016).
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He spent as much as seven hours a day learning Disco dancing for his role in ''The Get Down (2016)''.
He worked as an architect and city planner before he began acting.
Studied drama at Yale. He was also accepted into New York University and Harvard.
He is the first actor to play Aquaman's arch-enemy Black Manta in live-action.
Studied Architecture at Berkeley.
He was on the track team in college.
He didn't know how to swim prior to being cast in Aquaman (2018) and learned how to do so before starting production.