Daniel Kaluuya was born on February 24, 1989, in London, England. His parents, Damalie and Stephen, both hail from Uganda, and he has an older sister. After spending his initial two years in hostels, Daniel was primarily raised by his mother in a council estate in London. His father, due to visa restrictions, had limited visits from Uganda. Kaluuya received his education at the all-boys Catholic institution, St Aloysius College, London.
Regarding his career, Daniel displayed an early talent for playwriting, starting at the young age of 9. Shortly after, he joined the Anna Scher Theatre School for improv classes and began acting with both that company and WAC Arts. His television debut came in 2006 with the television play “Shoot the Messenger.” The subsequent year saw him in appearances on “The Whistleblowers,” “Comedy: Shuffle,” and he took on the role of Posh Kenneth in “Skins.” Kaluuya not only acted but also wrote episodes for the show, including “Jal” and “Thomas,” and contributed as a writer for other episodes in the first two seasons. In 2008, he featured in the film “Cass” and appeared in TV series such as “Delta Forever,” “Silent Witness,” and “That Mitchell and Webb Look.” He also made appearances in shows like “Doctor Who,” “Lewis,” “FM,” “The Philanthropist,” and “10 Minute Tales” in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, Daniel portrayed Michael “Tealeaf” Fry in 12 episodes of “Psychoville,” and he had a recurring role on “Harry and Paul” from 2010 to 2012.
What is Daniel Kaluuya’s Net Worth?
Daniel Kaluuya is a highly successful British actor and writer with a net worth of $20 million. He is most renowned for his exceptional performances in acclaimed movies such as “Get Out” (2017), “Black Panther” (2018), and “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Notably, his role in “Judas and the Black Messiah” earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he received a nomination for Best Actor in 2018 for his work in “Get Out.” Kaluuya initially gained international recognition through a standout appearance on the television series “Black Mirror” in 2011. Before achieving fame in acting, he established himself as a playwright and even wrote two episodes for the British series “Skins,” in which he also starred from 2007 to 2009. Additionally, he served as an executive producer for his 2019 film “Queen & Slim.” In 2009, “Screen International Magazine” honored Kaluuya as a UK Star of Tomorrow, recognizing his promising talent and potential in the entertainment industry.