Asante Blackk (born October 20, 2001) is an American Actor, Comedian, and Instagram Personality from Maryland. He started his career by participating in various school production plays.
In fact, Asante also released numerous comedy videos on his social media account. Before professional acting, Blackk posts challenges, reactions, vines, tutorials, and much more on his YouTube channel.
Furthermore, the 17-year-old actor’ channel name was ASANTE. In 2019, he made his television debut with the Netflix’s miniseries “When They See Us“. The show released on May 31, 2019, and directed & created by Ava DuVernay.
Moreover, Asante Blackk portrayed one of the recurring roles of Young Kevin Richardson. The story is based on five teenagers who were wrongly convicted for the crime they never committed despite a lack of physical evidence.
When They See Us Netflix Biographical Series
Some of When They See Us Cast are:
- John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana Jr.
- Reginald L. Barnes as NYPD Officer Harmon.
- Jovan Adepo as Antron McCray.
- Caleel Harris as Young Anton McCray.
- Marsha Stephanie Blake as Linda McCray.
- Kylie Bunbury as Angie Richardson.
- Marquis Rodriguez as Young Raymond Santana.
- Chris Chalk as Yusef Salaam.
- Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise.
- Bryan Terrell Clark as Ortega.
- Justin Cunningham as Kevin Richardson.
- Freddy Miyares as Older Raymond Santana.
- Omar J. Dorsey as Elombre Brath.
- Vera Farmiga as Elizabeth Lederer.
- Aunjanue Ellis as Sharon Salaam.
- Ethan Herisse as Young Yusef Salaam etc.
The Central Park Jogger Case
The brutal incident took place on the night of April 19, 1989, in the North Woods of Manhattan’s Central Park. Trisha Meili was a 28-year-old investment banker at the time was raped and assaulted.
It was one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s. In fact, the attack took place shortly before 9 p.m. which left Meili in a coma for 12 days. She was beaten, dragged or chased nearly 300 feet, and violently assaulted.
Furthermore, Trisha was later found nude, badly wounded, and she was covered in mud & blood. Her skull was seriously cracked and 75 percent of her blood drained from her body
On the night of the offense, 4 teenage Afro-Americans and one teenage Hispanic were arrested in connection with a number of attacks in Central Park performed. They were Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam.
The juveniles then went for various interview sessions for hours conducted by investors. Later, the defendants charged with rape, sexual abuse, assault, robbery, riot, and attempted murder.
However, the FBI tested the DNA of the five teenagers with the rape kit and found it did not match any of them before the trial. They also accused of other attacks in the park, based solely on confessions.
But they later told in a documentary “The Central Park Five” that those confessions were false and coerced.
Rapist Matias Reyes’ Confession & Court Trials
The prosecutor, Elizabeth Lederer conducted numerous interrogations. In the end, she used the kids’ statement and their confession as the main proof that they abused Trisha Meili.
In the first trial in August 1990, Yusef, McCray, and Raymond vindicated of attempted murder. But they convicted of sexual abuse, assault, and riot and sentenced to 5–15 years. The four younger boys except Korey Wise served their time in juvenile facilities. Later, they transferred to adult jails at age 21.
In 2002, Matias Reyes (convicted murderer and serial rapist) who was serving a life sentence in prison confessed of raping the central park female jogger. His DNA also matched with the rape kit of the Meili.
Finally, all the falsely convicted teenagers released then. Later, they sued New York City in 2003 for malicious prosecution, racial discrimination, and emotional distress. Moreover, the city concluded the case for $41 million USD in 2014.
Early Life, Profile & Parents
Actor Asante Blackk was born on the 20th of October 2001 in Maryland, United States. Therefore, his age is 17 years old, as of 2018. His father “Ayize Blackk” and mother “Aiyana Ma’at Blackk” are both clinical social workers and couples therapists.
Furthermore, he is oldest than his four siblings (names are not available). Asante grew up in a spiritually grounded and socially conscious family. He started acting at the age of 6 and cast as Mowgli in The Jungle Book (school play) in 2008.
Moreover, in high school, the actor joined the Theater Department and participated in several theaters and acting classes. During Blackk freshman year, he was cast as Bud in “Father knows best” and Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.
As of education, Asante graduated from North Point High School in 2019. Currently, Asante Blackk is single and not dating any girlfriend. In fact, he never shared anything about his past affairs on the internet.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Asante Blackk.|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, and Instagram Personality.|
|Age (As of 2018)||17 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 20, 2001.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Maryland, United States.|
|Famous For||his role as Kevin Richardson in the Netflix's miniseries When They See Us.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Scorpio.|
|Current Residence||LA, California, USA.|
|Movies & TV Series List||When They See Us.|
|Debut||Film: Not yet.
TV Show: When They See Us (2019).
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 5".
Centimeters: 165 cm.
Meters: 1.65 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 54 Kg.
Pounds: 119 lbs.
|Biceps Size||12 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||36-28-34.|
|Shoe Size (US)||6.|
|Tattoos details?||Will Update.|
|Parents||Father: Ayize Blackk.
Mother: Aiyana Ma'at Blackk.
|Siblings||four younger siblings.|
|Relatives||Grandfather: Dennis Wiley (musician).
Aunt: Samira Wiley (actress).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Girlfriend & Fiancee||Will update.|
|School||North Point High School.|
|Alma Mater||Will Update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Johnny Depp.
Actress: Brie Larson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Love to do||Cook, Play Video Games, Write and Play Basketball.|
|Favorite Dishes||Pan Cake, Fries, Chicken & Cheese Burger.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$50K US Dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings per month||Will update.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Asante Blackk
- As per Wikipedia Profile, his dad’s family is from Alexandria, Virginia and Blackk mom’s family is from North Carolina, London, England, and Trinidad.
- The actors’ grandfather “Dennis Wiley” is an accomplished songwriter and musician.
- Furthermore, he is also the nephew of Rashar Morton (a graphic design artist).
- His aunt “Samira Wiley” is an acclaimed Emmy-award winning actress.
- In high school, Asante also took roles such as Harry the Horse in “Guys and Dolls” and Montgomery in “Fame”.
- Moreover, he also won the Most Promising Actor at the state-wide Maryland Thespian Festival.
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- The comedian also served as a President of the North Point High School Theater Club in the session 2018-19.
- Asante Blackk height is around 5 Feet 5 Inches (165 centimeters tall).
- He also possesses a slim, healthy, and flexible physique with a body weight of 54 kilograms (119 pounds).
- As an Instagram personality, Blackk has decent fan-followings on the platform with 58.9+ k followers.