Jason Mitchell

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Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Jason Mitchell on July 23, 2016.
Born (1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 33)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present

Jason Mitchell (born January 5, 1987)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for portraying rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton. In 2017, he starred in the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, as well as dramas Detroit and Mudbound.

Career[edit]

Mitchell had roles in the films Contraband and Broken City, both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2014, Mitchell was cast as Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton,[2] with his performance being met with significant praise by critics.[3] In 2016, he appeared in Keanu, which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and in 2017 starred as a Vietnam War officer in the monster movie, Kong: Skull Island. In 2018, Mitchell starred in the American drama The Chi, but did not return for a third season due to his misconduct allegations.[4][5]

Sexual misconduct allegations[edit]

In May 2019, Mitchell was fired from the TV series The Chi, when showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis and co-star Tiffany Boone accused him of misconduct.[6] Mitchell accepted the accusations and apologized,[7] but also accused Floyd Davis of making an inconsiderate comment on set, which he reported to showrunner Lena Waithe.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mitchell was arrested on April 22, 2020 on various counts, including "drugs and weapons charges."[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Texas Killing Fields 7-Eleven Cashier
2012 Contraband Walter
Dragon Eyes J-Dog
2013 Broken City Cast Friend #1
2015 Straight Outta Compton Eazy-E African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hamptons International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performer
African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer[10]
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2016 Keanu Bud
Vincent N Roxxy Cordell
Barry PJ
2017 Mudbound Ronsel Jackson Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Hollywood Film Award for Breakout Ensemble
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Kong: Skull Island Glenn Mills
The Disaster Artist Nate
Detroit Carl Cooper
2018 Tyrel Tyler
Superfly Eddie
2019 The Mustang Henry
2020 Zola Dion

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Major Crimes Twizz Episode: "Snitch"
2017–18 Freedom Fighters: The Ray John Trujillo / Black Condor (voice) Web series
2018–19 The Chi Brandon Johnson 20 episodes
2018 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Lenny Episode: "Kill All Others"
Forever Andre Episode: "Andre and Sarah"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019". United Press International. January 5, 2019. Archived from the original on January 5, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2019. actor Jason Mitchell in 1987 (age 33)
  2. ^ Tatiana Siegel (June 16, 2014). "NWA Biopic Casts Its Dr. Dre, Eazy-E". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  3. ^ Scott, Mike (August 17, 2015). "What does Eazy-E's daughter think of New Orleans actor Jason Mitchell's portrayal of her father in 'Straight Outta Compton'?". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Metz, Nina. "As 'The Chi' returns without Jason Mitchell, a look back at why is he off the series". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jason Mitchell Arrested for Drugs, Weapons in Mississippi | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  6. ^ Lattanzio, Ryan (February 17, 2020). "'The Chi' Star Tiffany Boone Breaks Silence on Series Exit Amid Misconduct Accusations Against Jason Mitchell". IndieWire. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  7. ^ Keyaira Boone (November 5, 2019). "'Chi' Star Jason Mitchell Apologizes After Misconduct Allegations Surface". Essence. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  8. ^ Katherine Schaffstall (November 4, 2019). "Jason Mitchell Opens Up About 'The Chi' Exit, Says #MeToo Movement Was Used as an "Ugly Weapon"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  9. ^ Matt Grobar (April 23, 2020). "'Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell Arrested On Felony Drug And Weapons Charges". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  10. ^ John Nugent (February 18, 2016). "Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations". Empire. Retrieved May 9, 2020.

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