5 Things To Know About 'The Chi' Star Alex Hibbert

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Sydney Scott Jan, 12, 2018

If you caught the series premiere of The Chi, then you were probably just as captivated as we were by Kevin, played by Alex Hibbert. We were introduced to Hibbert in the Barry Jenkins-directed Moonlight, as the young protagonist Chiron.

In The Chi, Kevin and his friends, Jake and Papa, provide moments of levity in the Lena Waithe-created series. However, despite having just a couple acting credits to his name, he’s able to hold his own in scenes with more experienced actors. 

This is only Hibbert’s second major role and we’re excited to see his character evolve on the series. Get to know the young actor with these five fun facts. 

 

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Hibbert made his acting debut in the Oscar-winning film after his drama teacher, Tanisha Cidel, who played the principal in the film, told him to audition for the role of young Chiron. 

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In an interview with The New York Times, Hibbert opened up about what he learned from the Academy Award-winning actor, calling him a "second father." 

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The rising star has received 12 nominations, winning six, including Best Ensemble Performance at the 2016 Gotham Awards and the Robert Altman Award at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards. 

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Hibbert hopes to have a similar career to Denzel Washington and wants to appear in more action movies. The actor also really wants a spot on The Walking Dead. 

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In an interview for Hey U Guys, Hibbert revealed that another one of his dreams is to be a scientist who cures cancer. "I’m going to take most of my money… Wait, some of my money, and build a lab, and I’m going to take the best scientists to work on curing cancer and stuff like that."