The 35-year-old actor won his first Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series — last year for his work in Watchmen, and he earned high praise for his acceptance speech.
Last fall, the New Orleans native and Yale graduate starred in Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7, playing the Black Panther Party cofounder Bobby Seale. Now, he's also set to star in Candyman, a 2021 sequel to the 1992 horror classic.
For those of you who may recognize the face but not yet the name, I'm here to help. Ahead are the most notable TV shows and movies Yahya's appeared in since 2016, which will remind you why he's already one to watch.
⚠️ Warning: Spoilers ahead. ⚠️