Tarell Alvin McCraney Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family, Height and Biography

tarell alvin mccraney
Net Worth $2 Million
Name Tarell Alvin McCraney
Date of Birth 17 October 1980
Age 43 Years Old
Gender Male

Tarell Alvin McCraney Net Worth

$2 Million

Tarell Alvin McCraney is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor. As of 2023, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s net worth is $2 million. At the Yale School of Drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney is the chair of playwriting. He is also a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble.

It is a Chicago theater company that was founded in the year 1974 by Terry Kinney, Gary Sinise and Jeff Perry in the Unitarian church on Half Road in Deerfield, Illinois and at present, it is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood on Halsted Street.

In the year 2016, a film was released and it was titled Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney co-wrote this and it was based on his own play. Most notably, the original play Helped him achieve an Academy Award in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay.

In the year 2019, Tarell Alvin McCraney also wrote the screenplay for the film titled High Flying Bird and he also wrote the television series titled David Makes Man in the year 2019. Tarell Alvin McCraney is quite a talented person and has a lot to achieve in the entertainment industry.

Tarell Alvin McCraney Wiki/Biography

Born on 17 October 1980, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s age is 43 Years Old as of 2023. He was born and raised in Liberty City, Florida. He holds an American nationality and the religion he follows is still not clear.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney Childhood Pic

Tarell Alvin McCraney was enrolled on the New World School of the Arts (NWSA) which is located in Miami, Florida. He applied to the National YoungArts Foundation when he was attending NWSA, in the year 1999 at the Theater and that year he was awarded an honorable mention by them. Tarell Alvin McCraney was quite inspired and was also part of an improv troupe directed by Teo Castellanos when he was a teenager.

Tarell Alvin McCraney registered into The Theatre School at DePaul University and acquired his BFA in the acting domain. In the month of May, in the year 2007, Tarell Alvin McCraney graduated from Yale School of Drama and there he was selected to be part of the playwriting program. He also received the Cole Porter Playwriting Award upon graduation. He also is an Honorary Warwick University Graduate.

Name Tarell Alvin McCraney
Net Worth $2 Million
Date of Birth 17 October 1980
Age 43 Years Old
Birth Place Liberty City, Florida
Currently Live In Liberty City
Profession Playwright, Screenwriter and Actor
Debut TV Series: David Makes Man (2019)
Film: Moonlight (2016)
Years Active 2016 – Present
Famous Role Appearing in the Film Moonlight (2016)
Nationality American
Ethnicity White American
Hometown Liberty City
Zodiac Sign Libra
School/High School New World School in Miami, Florida
National YoungArts, U.S.
College/University DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois
Honorary Warwick University, South Africa
Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
Warwick University in Coventry, England
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Girlfriend & Relationships

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s father’s name is Mr. McCraney and his mother’s name is Mrs. McCraney. When he was a child, he had to live through poverty. His father left them when he was young and his mother suffered from several complications due to crack addiction. And, when Tarell Alvin McCraney was 22 years old, she died due to AIDS related complications. There is not much information but the professional life of his parents or any further details about his relatives.

It has been heard that Tarell Alvin McCraney has three siblings but as of now, there is no confirmed news about it and even their names are not known. Thus, we need to wait till Tarell Alvin McCraney reveals the details about his family.

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s marital status is unmarried. He has openly accepted the fact that he is gay. However, there is no information about him being in a relationship or dating anybody at present.

Father Name Mr. McCraney
Mother Name Mrs. McCraney
Brother Name
Sister Name
Marital Status Unmarried

Physical Appearance

Tarell Alvin McCraney is a handsome man and his height is 6 ft 3½inches. His weight is approximately 80 kgs and he has a slim yet well-built body.

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He works out daily to stay fit. He has black color hair and his eyes are also black in color. Overall, his looks complement his personality.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 192 cm
in meters: 1.92 m
in feet inches: 6’ 3”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 80 kg
in pounds: 176 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black


Tarell Alvin McCraney wrote the Brother/Sister trilogy of plays, while he was at Yale, and it was set in the Louisiana projects and he also explored Yoruba mythology.

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From the year 2008 to 2010, Tarell Alvin McCraney was associated with the RSC/Warwick International Playwright in Residence which is located at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In the month of April, in the year 2010, Tarell Alvin McCraney got the opportunity to become the 43rd member of the Steppenwolf Theater Ensemble. In the month of July, in the year 2017, Tarell Alvin McCraney was selected to become the chair of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.

In 2016, he co-wrote the screenplay for Moonlight with Barry Jenkins, based on his own play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

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The film was critically acclaimed, and McCraney and Jenkins won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2019, he wrote the screenplay for the film High Flying Bird, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and released by Netflix.

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He also wrote the screenplay for the television series David Makes Man, which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of many plays. He was associated with the Ms Blakk for President play that was staged at the Steppenwolf Theater, which is based in Chicago and was founded in the year 1974 by Terry Kinney.

Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled Head of Passes and this was staged at the Steppenwolf Theater, which is in Chicago, Berkeley Rep which is located in Berkeley California, and The Public Theater which is located in New York City arts organization.

Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled Choir Boy and this was staged at the Royal Court which is also known as the Court Theatre and it is located in Sloane Square in London.

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This was also staged at the Manhattan Theatre Club which is located in New York City and Samuel J. Friedman Theatre which is formerly known as Biltmore Theatre. And, it is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled American Trade, which was an adaptation of a Restoration comedy for young people. Basically, it was inspired by the English comedy that was written and performed in the Restoration period of 1660 to 1710.

Here comedy of manners is used as a synonym and after the public stage performances got banned for 18 years, they reopened in the 1660s. The play was staged at RSC which is based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire in England.

Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled Wig Out!.

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The play was developed at Sundance Theater Lab and it was produced in New York by the Vineyard Theater and in London by the Royal Court. Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy. This was a triptych of the play written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, being an American playwright.

Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled The Brothers Size which was simultaneously premiered in New York at The Public Theater, and it was staged in association with the Foundry Theater, and in London at the Young Vic> In London, the play got the opportunity to be nominated for an Olivier Award and in the category of Outstanding Achievement at an Affiliated Theater.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled In The Red and Brown Water. this was basically declared as the winner of the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. The play was produced at the Alliance Theatre which is located in Atlanta, Georgia and the Young Vic, which is basically a performing arts venue that is located on The Cut, near the South Bank, in London.

Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled Marcus, or The Secret of Sweet. Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled Without/Sin. Tarell Alvin McCraney was part of the play titled Run, Mourner, Run. This play was basically adapted from a short story that was written by Randall Kenan. And, both of the plays were premiered at Yale Cabaret. Tarell Alvin McCraney directed the play titled Hamlet for the RSC’s Young Shakespeare program for GableStage which is located in Miami.

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