Biography - Ashton Sanders

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Ashton Sanders
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Mooonlight (film)
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Who is Ashton Sanders?

Ashton Sanders is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for portraying Teen Chiron in the 2016 film Moonlight, which won the Academy Award. Other appearances include in films Native Son, All Day and a Night, and Untitled Fred Hampton project.

Ashton Sanders (Image: anothermanmag)

Ashton Sanders – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ashton Sanders’ birth took place on October 24, 1995, in Inglewood, California, USA, and was raised in Carson, California. He was born Ashton Durrand Sanders to his fashion designer father who was very supportive of his career choice. The identity of his mother and siblings is not shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

For education Ashton Sanders attended Grand Arts High School, graduating in 2013. He attended The Theatre School at DePaul University to earn a BFA but dropped out after three years to focus on his career.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Ashton Sanders – Girlfriend, Relationship

Sanders is rumored to be dating a woman named Kvmvni but neither has confirmed their relationship. There have been no records of his former girlfriends/partners.

Ashton Sanders as teen Chiron in Moonlight (Image: The Film Stage)

Ashton Sanders – Career

Early Days

Growing up in an African-American community Ashton Sanders had a hard time expressing his artistic side as most were into sports. His debut role was in the short film Making Possibilities (2012) followed by roles in The Retrieval (2013) as Will and in a minor role in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. 

Finally, in 2016 Sanders was cast as teen Chiron in Moonlight, which is his breakthrough role.

Movies, Series

Since then Ashton Sanders has portrayed characters in numerous movies The Equalizer 2 (2018), The Kids Are Alright (2018), Native Son (2019), Captive State (2019), All Day and a Night (2020), and Untitled Fred Hampton project. Moreover, he has also had an appearance on the TV series The Skinny (2016) as Tyler and is a series regular in Wu-Tang: An American Saga as Bobby/The RZA.


On All Day and a Night, Ashton Sanders has starred alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christopher Meyer, Jeffrey Wright, and Regina Taylor.

Ashton Sanders and Jeffery Wright in All Day and a Night (Image: IMDb)

Ashton Sanders – Awards, Nominations

In the year 2016 Ashton Sanders was nominated for two Black Reel Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and won the Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary Award, Gotham Special Jury Award, and Ensemble Performance Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.

Ashton Sanders – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on Sanders’ net worth and annual salary is under review.

Ashton Sanders – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On his social media handle, Instagram Ashton Sanders is followed by several hundred thousand followers but seems to be absent from Twitter and Facebook. Also, he is reluctant to share moments of his personal life on the global platform.

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