Sheaun Mckinney Biography
Sheaun McKinney is an American actor and producer who received massive fame after he portrayed Malcolm in the The Neighborhood series.
Besides that, he has also starred in popular series such as Vice principals and co-wrote the series Make It Happen. the series earned him an award at the Short cuts Film Festival. He grew up having lots of friends alongside siblings in Miami, Florida.
His fathers parents hail from the Bahamas. He recognized his acting skills when he was only 37 years old. At first, he began his career by attending drama classes in high school but during this time he was aught in between a dilemma of being a chef or actor. Therefore, he decided to become a successful chef.
Sheaun Mckinney Age | Born
He was born on July 24, 1981, in Miami, Florida in the USA. As of 2023, he is 42 years old.
He stands at a height of 1.87 m tall.
Sheaun Mckinney Marriage | Wife
There is no current information about his private life. He has never appeared in any event with a female companion. This clearly indicates that he is a person who likes to keep his professional career and personal life separate.
Sheaun Mckinney Neighbourhood Cast
This is a Comedy Television series about a man who relocates with his family to Los Angeles in a place he is not appreciated. In the series, Sheaun plays the role of Marty.
This particular character is the older brother of the lead role Marty. From there, him alongside the producers thought others and gave him the role of Malcolm as the story continues.
Movies And Tv Shows
The following is Sheaun’s Filmography:
- Vice Principals (2016-2017)
- Know The Enemy (2009)
- The Neighbourhood (Since 2018)
- Halfway There
Sheaun Mckinney Net Worth
Sheaun’s estimated net worth is $1.7 million as of 2023.
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Interview With Sheaun McKinney | Make It Happen
We label objects, people and situations and for that, we believe in stereotypes that are just ideas, which we perceive as reality. We also often try to change the perception of others when we only have control of how we think and do within ourselves.
When we start to see the world from the eyes of oneness, we will be able to recognize in us and everyone else our pure state of being – love.
“The more we can see faces of color and more women in leading roles, it will change the landscape and people’s perception because, at the end of the day, all I’m fighting is someone’s perception.” – Sheaun McKinney
Interviewer : Please introduce yourself briefly. Who, in your own words, is Sheaun McKinney?
Sheaun : I am a person of faith, first and foremost, I believe in faith, family, and friends before anything else. I am an artist. I sincerely appreciate life.
Every day is a blessing above ground. As cheesy and cliché as that sounds, I try to live by that motto every day. I am a thinker, an artist, and somebody who is willing to bridge the gap in communication that is in the world and our country today. I am also the best quarterback who is not in the NFL.
How would you describe the process of experiences that led you to fall in love with acting?
First of all, my mom forced me to audition for a play, and my passion really grew from there.
Acting was the first thing that allowed me to grow and blossom as a man. I grew up in a neighborhood and culture that pushes men towards being aggressive and not being able to show any emotion.
Also, recognizing the platform that this industry can give you to affect change is what really made me stick with it. And finally, I was just following what I know now was just God’s plan.
Interviewer: How has your personal life path influenced your mindset and consequently your skills as an actor?
Sheaun: Sometimes it’s hard to filter out your real life depending on what role you are playing because to most of us, whatever we play either dramatic or comedic, dark or happy, there’s a little bit of us somewhere in there.
I have always tried to humanize every role that I have played for better or for worse because being an African American and understanding what that entails in this country, I feel like we are stigmatized so much especially in this industry where we never get the chance to just be human beings and show complexity and levels.
We are always shown as extremes. Anything I do, I try to approach through that lens of showing that we are simply human beings like everyone else.
My daily drive and the way that I carry myself is the same way. When my real-life crosses into my acting path, that would be how I would try to humanize everything I do.
Interviwer: In college, you co-founded a theatre company called “Ground Up & Rising” with your classmate and fellow actor Bechir Sylvain. Later on, you partnered with Sylvain again to create, write and produce the web series “Make It Happen”. Both of the project names sound inspiring and uplifting. What was your intention and meaning behind these two projects?
Sheaun: I never made the connection with the titles for both of them, which is interesting. Sometimes when you look back on those things, that’s life and your path manifesting itself. When we started a theatre company, it was birthed out a group of minorities.
Also, from the desire of being together and not wanting to wait around for anyone in town to call us in for an audition when it was black history month and they needed a role or if they just so happened to have a play where they wanted a role filled by a Latino.
We all got tired of doing that. We knew that true art is reflective of this need to express yourself and anybody should be allowed to play anything.
For us, to live in a world where people get upset that fictional characters can be any race is insane, just because my skin is a certain color, it doesn’t mean I can’t play a certain role. When I got to LA, Bechir and I had the same intention: we wanted to make it happen on our own.
And that’s just how the title came up. We were sitting around one day having ideas and thinking, “Yeah, let’s do it. Let’s make it happen!”
Interviewer: How do you foresee opportunities for talented actors like yourself in the entertainment industry today?
We have a long way to go but it’s getting better. The more we can see faces of color and more women in leading roles, it will change the landscape and people’s perception because, at the end of the day, all I’m fighting is someone’s perception.
Women, Latinos, Asians, Indians in this industry are fighting people’s perceptions. The face of who we are fighting has always looked the same. And because they’ve controlled the gate for so long, we’ve had to continue this fight and continue this struggle.
When you look around today, we aren’t there yet, but it’s getting better. I hope that trend continues and it’s a call for everyone who looks like me, every woman, people of different races and cultures to start to create more content.
Interviewer: Many new talents are coming up with diverse and extraordinary projects. How does a script have to make you feel for you to be awed when you read it for the first time?
When I’m looking at it, it’s the story as a whole I’m looking at before any characters I’m trying to connect with. I want to be moved by the story, to see exactly what that story is trying to say.
I don’t mind reading something that’s been done before, because everything has been done before. But it’s how you are telling that story and shaping the story that matters.
if I’m looking at a character, I look for something that gives me the opportunity to just show the range and show that I can humanize that role, or maybe something that is so out there and out of the box that you would never expect someone who looks like me to be playing that role.
Sometimes the weirder the better and other times the more heart that the story has is better. I look for something that will move me and make me think.
Adopted from The Hedonist