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2. He’s the nephew of another Emmy nominated (and winning!) actress, Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale)


On Instagram, Wiley congratulated her nephew, writing, “Ain’t even had my @televisionacad Emmy for 1 whole year yet, and the boy already coming for his auntie’s crown! Haha. Congratulations to my stupidly talented nephew, @asanteblackk on his first Emmy nom for his breathtakingly beautiful portrayal of young Kevin Richardson in @netflix’s @whentheyseeus! Love you so much, ASANTE!!!!!!!!”

See the family resemblance?

Rising Star: 5 Facts About Emmy-Nominated ‘When They See Us’ Star Asante Blackk  was originally published on

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