Mamoudou Athie, born in Mauritania but raised in New Carrollton, Maryland, is a Mauritanian-American actor and producer best known for his role as Mamoudou in the 2022 Netflix horror series Archive 81 as well as supporting roles in films like Jurassic World: Dominion.
His latest role sees him portray Dan Turner, an archivist hired to restore tapes from a filmmaker investigating a dangerous cult. However, what he finds is more than he expected and it brings back all of his preexisting psychological issues.
Born in Mauritania
Mamoudou Athie is an accomplished actor and producer from Mauritania. He was raised in New Carrollton, Maryland before enrolling in a two-year professional acting training program at William Esper Studio.
He has starred in multiple films and television shows, including The Front Runner (2018-19), Unicorn Store (2019), and Archive 81 (2019-2022).
Mamoudou Athie, as an actor, earns a substantial income through his career and from compensated sponsorships.
The 33-year-old actor boasts a net worth of $2 million, which he has achieved through his acting talent and hard work.
Mamoudou Athie, who resides in New York City and leads a luxurious lifestyle, is renowned for his acting talents and has amassed an adoring fan base. He has collaborated with many prominent female celebrities; however, he keeps his personal life under wraps.
Studied at Yale School of Drama
Yale School of Drama is renowned for its success in producing professional actors and actresses, due to the top professionals it invites to train students. Furthermore, they offer various degrees such as an MFA in acting, directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, playwriting, design and stage management.
US News and World Report ranks Princeton University 13th among the best undergraduate schools, while Princeton reviews place it third. Nonetheless, it’s essential to remember that being a graduate of such an esteemed institution does not guarantee a successful career.
Oftentimes, it takes several years of work experience to fully develop the skills that a degree from Yale provides you with. That is why it is beneficial to take advantage of what the school has to offer as well as receive advice and support from fellow grads in your industry.
Athie’s career took an exciting turn when Brie Larson offered him a role in her directorial debut “Unicorn Store.” It’s just one of several projects that have made him one of the faces to watch as 2018. Now, he’s working on Jurassic World: Dominion and supernatural Netflix series Archive 81, eagerly awaiting what 2019 holds for him – though ultimately content with what has already been achieved thus far.
Starred in Patti Cake$
In 2015, Athie made his acting debut on the screen when he appeared as a staffer on CBS’ political drama Madam Secretary (2014-). Since then, he has been given more prominent roles in several films.
Patti Cake$, directed by Geremy Jasper in 2017, follows a Rubenesque rapper as they strive for superstardom. The critically acclaimed film has won multiple awards at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals – including Best Film award at both festivals!
Patti Cake$, a young musician from her small town, tries to break into the music industry by joining a record label. However, she feels trapped in her small town life. In order to reach her aspirations, she forms an unconventional rap group composed of misfits.
Mamoudou Athie stars as Basterd, an ambiguous producer who helps Patti realize her ambition of becoming a rapper. He gives an impressive performance that will leave viewers wanting more from the film.
Produced Oh Jerome No
Mamoudou Athie was thrilled when FXX asked him to produce Oh Jerome No, a recurring segment in their short-form comedy anthology Cake. The Emmy-nominated actor says it’s always exciting for him to step outside his comfort zone and challenge himself creatively. By accepting roles like Oh Jerome No, which airs weekly on FXX, Athie hopes audiences will gain a new appreciation for both his acting abilities and how they perceive him as an actor.
As Jerome, a sensitive bachelor who makes the mistake of saying “I love you” on first dates with multiple women, Athie’s physicality perfectly conveys his emotions in this short film directed by Teddy Blanks and Alex Karpovsky (Girls), featuring original music composed by Natalie Prass.
Due to the tight timeline, Athie had less time than usual to prepare. He explains, “Typically, I like having some room to really get into a character so that I can be true to their voice and how they feel.”