|Born||September 23, 1978|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
(m. 2014; div. 2018)
|Relatives||Calvin Mackie (brother)|
Mackie made his acting debut starring in the semi-biographical drama film 8 Mile (2002); he was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his performance in the LGBT drama Brother to Brother (2004), and in the same year, appeared in psychological thriller The Manchurian Candidate and the sports film Million Dollar Baby. Mackie starred in Half Nelson (2006); in 2008, Mackie both appeared in the action thriller Eagle Eye, and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Hurt Locker. He portrayed Tupac Shakur in Notorious (2009), and later starred in Night Catches Us (2010), and The Adjustment Bureau and Real Steel (both 2011).
He achieved global recognition for portraying Sam Wilson / Falcon / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019), as well as starring in the Disney+ exclusive limited series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). During this period, Mackie also starred in the period crime film Detroit (2017), The Hate U Give (2018), the science fiction film Synchronic (2019), and The Banker (2020).
Away from film, Mackie has performed in Broadway and Off-Broadway adaptations, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, A Soldier's Play and Carl Hancock Rux's Talk, for which he won an Obie Award in 2002. Mackie portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the HBO television film All the Way (2016), and portrayed Takeshi Kovacs in Netflix series Altered Carbon (2020).
Mackie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Martha (née Gordon) and Willie Mackie Sr., a carpenter who owned a roofing business, Mackie Roofing. His brother, Calvin Mackie, is a former associate professor of engineering at Tulane University who now works at the Louisiana Recovery Authority. Mackie attended Warren Easton Sr High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and graduated from the high school drama program at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) in 1997. He later graduated from the Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 30 (1997–2001), which also included actors Tracie Thoms and Lee Pace.
In 2002, Mackie worked as an understudy to Don Cheadle in Suzan-Lori Parks' play Topdog/Underdog and won an OBIE Award for his role in Carl Hancock Rux's play Talk. He appeared in the 2002 film 8 Mile as the main antagonist, Papa Doc. His first starring role in a feature film was the 2003 independent film Brother to Brother, where he played Perry, a young artist who struggles to adjust to the world as a gay black man. The following year, Mackie appeared in Million Dollar Baby, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and starred in Spike Lee's She Hate Me. In 2006, Mackie starred in Half Nelson, and Crossover, We Are Marshall.
In March 2008, Mackie starred in three plays by playwright August Wilson at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, and Jitney – all part of "August Wilson's 20th Century", a month-long presentation of ten staged readings of Wilson's "Century Cycle". Mackie has participated several times in the "24-Hour Plays" held in New York City each fall. In mid-2009, he played the role of Pentheus in the New York City Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of The Bacchae. He starred with Christopher Walken in A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway in February 2010.
Mackie portrayed late American rapper Tupac Shakur in the 2009 film Notorious. He had previously portrayed Shakur in the play Up Against the Wind in 2001, while attending Juilliard. In 2009, he appeared in The Hurt Locker. Mackie also narrated The Best That Never Was, a documentary about football player Marcus Dupree. He appeared in the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau as Harry Mitchell, a sympathetic member of a shadowy supernatural group that controls human destiny. Mackie co-starred, as Sam Wilson / Falcon, in the Marvel Studios sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He reprised the role in multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe films over the next several years, including 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, 2016's Captain America: Civil War, 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and 2019's Avengers: Endgame.
In 2016, Mackie portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the HBO TV drama All the Way. In 2018, Mackie appeared as gang leader King in The Hate U Give, a film adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name. In 2019, Mackie had a role in the Netflix science-fiction film, IO.
In July 2018, it was announced that Mackie was cast in the role of Takeshi Kovacs for the second season of Netflix's science-fiction series, Altered Carbon. In March 2019, it was announced that Mackie was cast in the fifth season of Netflix's science-fiction anthology series, Black Mirror. The following month, Disney confirmed a Marvel television series starring Mackie and Sebastian Stan, called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, would be aired on their upcoming Disney+ streaming service, debuting on March 19, 2021. Mackie starred in and produced the science fiction film Outside the Wire which was released by Netflix on January 15, 2021.
Mackie opened a bar called NoBar in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in the summer of 2011. He had plans to open a second NoBar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2013, but closed all NoBar locations in 2015.
|2002||8 Mile||Papa Doc / Clarence|
|Hollywood Homicide||Killer "Joker"|
|2004||Brother to Brother||Perry|
|The Manchurian Candidate||PFC Robert Baker|
|She Hate Me||John Henry "Jack" Armstrong|
|Million Dollar Baby||Shawrelle Berry|
|Heavens Fall||William Lee|
|We Are Marshall||Nate Ruffin|
|2007||Ascension Day||Nathaniel "Nat" Turner|
|2008||Eagle Eye||Major William Bowman|
|2009||The Hurt Locker||Sergeant J. T. Sanborn|
|American Violet||Eddie Porter|
|Desert Flower||Harold Jackson|
|2010||Night Catches Us||Marcus Washington|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||Harry Mitchell|
|10 Years||Andre Irine|
|What's Your Number?||Tom Piper|
|2012||Man on a Ledge||Mike Ackerman|
|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Will Johnson|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Coleman Harris|
|Pain & Gain||Adrian Doorbal|
|The Fifth Estate||Sam Coulson|
|Runner Runner||Agent Eric Shavers|
|The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete||Kris|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Sam Wilson / Falcon|
|Black or White||Jeremiah Jeffers|
|Playing It Cool||Bryan|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Sam Wilson / Falcon|
|Our Brand Is Crisis||Ben|
|Love the Coopers||Officer Percy Williams|
|The Night Before||Chris Roberts|
|2016||Triple 9||Marcus Belmont|
|Captain America: Civil War||Sam Wilson / Falcon|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||Sam Wilson / Falcon|
|The Hate U Give||King|
|Avengers: Endgame||Sam Wilson / Falcon|
|Point Blank||Paul Booker|
|2020||The Banker||Bernard Garrett|
|2021||Outside the Wire||Captain Leo|
|The Woman in the Window||Edward "Ed" Fox|
|2002||As If||Bar Patron||Episode: "Seven"; uncredited|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Carl Hines||Episode: "Pravda"|
|2004||Sucker Free City||K-Luv (Keith)||TV movie|
|2010||30 for 30||Narrator||Episode: "The Best That Never Was"|
|2016||All the Way||Martin Luther King Jr.||TV movie|
|2018||Animals||Receipt (voice)||2 episodes|
|2019||Black Mirror||Danny Parker||Episode: "Striking Vipers"|
|2020||Altered Carbon||Takeshi Kovacs||8 episodes|
|2021||The Falcon and the Winter Soldier||Sam Wilson / Falcon / Captain America||Main role|
|Marvel Studios: Assembled||Himself||Documentary; Episode: "Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"|
|2021 ESPY Awards||Himself/Host||Award show|
|2018||NBA 2K19||Big Tunney||Also motion capture|
Awards and nominations
|Independent Spirit Awards||2004||Brother to Brother||Best Debut Performance||Nominated|
|Gotham Independent Film Awards||Breakthrough Actor||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||She Hate Me||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|2006||Sucker Free City||Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series||Nominated|
|Independent Spirit Awards||2009||The Hurt Locker||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards||Best Ensemble Cast||Won|
|Gotham Independent Film Award||Best Ensemble Cast||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||Won|
|Online Film Critics Society Award||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|AAFCA Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Black Reel Awards||2010||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||Night Catches Us||Best Actor||Won|
|NAACP Image Award||2011||Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||2012||The Adjustment Bureau||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Scene Stealer||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||2016||Captain America: Civil War||Choice Movie: Chemistry (shared with Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jeremy Renner)||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards||#SQUAD (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||2021||The Falcon and the Winter Soldier||Best Hero||Won|||
|Best Duo (shared with Sebastian Stan)||Won|
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