February 10, 1990
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States
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Trevante Rhodes was an American actor born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on February 10, 1990. He and his family moved to the Austin, Texas area when he was about ten, and he attended the University of Texas. Rhodes found great success as a sprinter in track and field events, and even helped the United States squad win gold at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship. After graduating from UT, Rhodes started to work as an actor, making his film debut in a short film called "I Came Back" (2012). His next role, an uncredited passing appearance in the Elijah Wood-led horror film "Open Windows" (2014), preceded his television debut in an unnamed appearance on the short-lived drama "Gang Related" (Fox, 2014). Rhodes starred in what was his largest role yet in the independent comedy "The Night Is Young" (2015) the next year, then landed a recurring cast role as Ramsey Walters on Tyler Perry's primetime soap opera "If Loving You Is Wrong" (OWN, 2015-16). 2016 proved to be Rhodes' breakout role, as he played roles in two of the year's most high-profile and critically lauded productions. He starred as the adult Chiron in the epic life-spanning story of heartbreak and romance, "Moonlight" (2016); Rhodes was praised for his performance, with many critics naming it his breakout appearance. He also made an appearance in an episode of highly-anticipated science fiction drama "Westworld" (HBO, 2016- ).