Devon Terrell is an Australian-American actor who is known for his portrayal of ‘Barack Obama’ in the film ‘Barry’ (2016).
Devon Terrell was born on Friday, October 23, 1992 (age 27 years; as in 2019), in Long Beach, California. Devon shifted with his family to Perth, Western Australia, at the age of five. He studied at Lynwood Senior High School, Perth, and attended Edith Cowan University, Perth, to study drama, and also taught acting there. In 2013, he graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Australia.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Family & Ethnicity
His father is an African-American, and his mother, Jenny, is an Anglo-Indian. DailyMail
Devon was set to make his television debut with the role of ‘Beverly Snow’ in the 2015 series ‘Codes of Conduct.’ However, the show never aired. He made his on-screen debut in the role of ‘Barack Obama’ with the film ‘Barry’ (2016) and has acted in the films, Ophelia (2018), and The Professor (2018).
In 2020, he made his television debut in the role of ‘King Arthur’ in the series Cursed (2020).
- In his leisure time, Devon likes traveling and reading.
- Initially, he went to Edith Cowan University to become a drama teacher. Once, he played the role of an 80-year-old man in the play ‘The Cherry Orchard,’ and Dalip Sondhi (a drama teacher at the university) told Devon that he is best-suited to be an actor, not a teacher. Sondhi added,
There is something about you that wants to act, you can’t be here”
Devon listened to Sondhi’s advice and auditioned for NIDA.
- Devon learned to do things with his left hand and worked with a dialect coach for portraying ‘Barack Obama’ in Barry. Talking about his preparation for the role, he said,
I learned how to write and play basketball with my left hand. I naturally speak with an Australian accent, so my incredible dialect coach, Charlotte Fleck and Vikram [Gandhi], helped [me] to distinguish the accent.”
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