Mamoudou Athie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mamoudou Athie
Mamoudou Athie at Toronto International Film Festival on ColliderVideo.jpg
Born1988 (age 32–33)
EducationWilliam Esper Studio
Yale School of Drama
Years active2015–present

Mamoudou Athie (/ˈmɑːməd ˈɑː/; born 1988) is a Mauritanian-American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films The Circle (2017), The Front Runner (2018), Unicorn Store (2019), Underwater (2020) and Uncorked (2020), as well as the television series The Get Down (2016–2017) and Sorry for Your Loss (2018–2019).

Early life[edit]

Athie was born in Mauritania, the son of a diplomat father who received political asylum in the U.S. when Athie was six months old.[1] Athie grew up in New Carrollton, Maryland.[2][1] He studied acting at the William Esper Studio[2] in the Two-Year Professional Actor Training Program and the Yale School of Drama.



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Experimenter Crying Man
2016 Jean of the Joneses Ray Malcom
2017 Patti Cake$ Basterd
One Percent More Humid Jack
The Circle Jared
Unicorn Store Virgil
2018 The Front Runner AJ Parker
2019 Watch Room Nathan Short film
2020 Underwater Rodrigo Nagenda
Uncorked Elijah
Black Box Nolan
2022 Jurassic World: Dominion Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Madam Secretary Staffer Episode: "The Ninth Circle"
2016 Me & Mean Margaret Charles Unaired television pilot
2016–2017 The Get Down Grandmaster Flash 8 episodes
2017 The Detour Carl 11 episodes
2018–2019 Sorry for Your Loss Matt Greer 20 episodes
2019 Cake Jerome 5 episodes
2019 Oh Jerome, No Jerome 8 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Mamoudou Athie Gets His Big Break In 'Patti Cake$'". 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Mamoudou Athie". 7 June 2017.

External links[edit]