Dwight Henry

Dwight Henry

Highest Rated: 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Lowest Rated: 29% Easy Does It (2020)

Birthday: Feb 19, 1963

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

New Orleans resident Dwight Henry parlayed his status as one of the city's most well-loved bakery owners into a critically lauded performance in the indie fantasy-drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (2012), which captured not only the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival but also the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize. Born in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward in 1963, Henry was the owner of the popular Buttermilk Drop Bakery & Café in New Orleans when he was cast in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." He had aspired to be a baker his entire life, working as a caterer while paying the bills in construction and raising five children until 1999, when he opened his first establishment, Henry's Bakery. Tragedy struck when the business was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, but Henry soon built the Buttermilk Drop Bakery, which settled briefly in several locations before taking root in the 7th Ward. Among its regular customers was the production staff for "Beasts," which frequently posted flyers for amateur actors in the bakery. Henry decided to audition between moving arrangements, which entailed two readings for the producers.

Highest rated movies

Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Birth of a Nation Easy Does It

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 80% Easy Does It Chief Parker (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 13% BOO! Memphis (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 62% Warning Shot Jawari (Character) - 2018
73% 71% The Birth of a Nation Isaac Turner (Character) $15.8M 2016
86% 76% Beasts of the Southern Wild Wink (Character) $12.8M 2012

TV

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83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Soul Sunday Guest 2012

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