Tarell Alvin McCraney Bio

(Playwright actor)

Relationship Statistics of Tarell Alvin McCraney

What is Tarell Alvin McCraney marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
Is Tarell Alvin McCraney having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Tarell Alvin McCraney gay ?: Yes

More about the relationship

Tarell Alvin McCraney is an openly gay and a single man. This actor isn’t seen official in relation with any people yet. There is no news about him dating or hanging out.

Who is Tarell Alvin McCraney?

Tarell Alvin McCraney is a playwright and actor from Florida, United States. He is known for being the chairman of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, a position he has held since July 1, 2017.

Moreover, he is an Oscar-winning screenwriter, playwright, and actor who was the recipient of the first New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award for “The Brother/Sister Plays.

Tarell Alvin McCraney: Age, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Tarell was born on October 17, 1980, in Liberty City, Florida, U.S. Alvin McCraney grew up amid poverty and uncertainty in Miami, Florida’s Liberty City neighborhood.

His father left home early on, and his mother reportedly battled crack addiction and died from AIDS-related complications when he was 22.

Other information regarding his childhood and family is unknown. His ethnicity is All-American.

Education, School/College University

McCraney went to to the New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in Miami. From the school, he was awarded the exemplary artist award as well as the Dean’s Award in Theater.

In 1999, he applied to and was awarded an honorable mention by the National YoungArts Foundation.

He enrolled in The Theatre School at DePaul University for his BFA in acting. He also got into Yale University and graduated from the School of Drama playwriting program in May 2007.

Upon graduating, he received the Cole Porter Playwriting Award. McCraney is also an Honorary Warwick University Graduate.

Tarell Alvin McCraney: Professional Life, Career

Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of the big boys in Hollywood. His performances over and over again have endeared him to his fans the world over. As a playwright, he is not a pushover; as an actor. Moreover, he has shown that he has what it takes to interpret the roles given to him. Some of his efforts include Head of Passes; In The Red And Brown Water; Run, Mourner, Run.

As an actor, McCraney has worked with directors such as Tina Landau of the Steppenwolf Theater Ensemble in Chicago.

In 2008, Tarell became RSC/Warwick International Playwright in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company. In April of 2010, he became the 43rd member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble, and in 2013, was awarded the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize from Yale University in its inaugural year.

His “Brother/Sister Plays” are three related dramas about a community of African Americans living through decades in a housing project in a Louisiana bayou. It was able to be the winner of the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Play, set in New York drag clubs. The drama explores McCraney’s experiences as a gay Black man.

Moreover, talking about his other plays, they are“The Breach,” “American Trade,” “Without/Sin,” “Run Mourner, Run” (adapted from Randall Kenan’s short story), “Head of Passes,” and “Choir Boy.” In 2016, his autobiographical play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” was adapted into a screenplay for the coming-of-age movie, “Moonlight.”

At the Yale School of Drama, McCraney is currently the Eugene O’Neill Professor in the Practice of Playwriting Department. Moreover, he is also the Chair of Playwriting at the School of Drama, Lastly, he is also the Yale Repertory Theatre Playwright-in-Residence.

Awards, Nominations

He has received various awards. In 2007, he receives the Whiting Award. Moreover, in 2008 London’s Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. His other awards include  New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award (2009) for The Brothers Size, Steinberg Playwright Award  (2009).

In 2013, he receives the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize and also the MacArthur Fellowship.  Similarly, in the year 2017, he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight and also  The PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Awards American Playwright in Mid-Career.

Likely, The same year he receives The United States Artists Fellowship. And lately, in 2019, he was in the 40 Under 40 List by Connecticut Magazine.

Tarell Alvin McCraney: Net Worth, Salary

He has now built a great career and has done various of the great works. So he must have good earning. But his net worth along with other incomes are not revealed yet.

Tarell Alvin McCraney: Rumors and Controversy

There are no rumors and controversy about Michael. And he is successful in maintaining his life away from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

The information regarding Tarell Alvin McCraney’s height is 6 ft 3 inches but weight is unknown. Furthermore, observing his photos we can say that he has black colored hair and black colored eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Tarell Alvin McCraney is active on different social media platforms. He is active on Twitter and has over 6.4K followers on his Twitter account.

Likely, he has over20.2K  followers 0n his Instagram account. Moreover, He also has various fanmade pages on social media.


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