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Brian Tyree Henry is an American actor. He plays Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in Atlanta.


Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television, and theater. He is most recognizable for originating the role of “The General” in the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he received rave reviews. Additionally, Henry currently stars in HBO’s Vice Principals.

Henry was most recently seen in Focus Features’ Puerto Ricans in Paris and has completed production on the yet to be titled Colin Warner film project. On television, he has appeared in numerous shows, including Boardwalk Empire, The Knick, The Good Wife and Law & Order.

Henry’s wide-range of theater credits include The Fortress of Solitude and The Brother/Sister Plays/The Brothers Size (Helen Hayes Best Actor nomination) at The Public Theatre, as well as Romeo and Juliet and Talk About Race at New York Stage and Film and The Public.

A graduate of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Henry received his MFA from Yale’s School of Drama. He currently resides in New York.

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