Tarell Alvin McCraney
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American playwright, screenwriter, and actor Tarell Alvin McCraney. Tarell Alvin McCraney has a net worth of $2 million as of 2022. Tarell Alvin McCraney oversees playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.

Tarell Alvin McCraney participates in the Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble as well. It is a Chicago theatrical company that Terry Kinney, Gary Sinise, and Jeff Perry started in the year 1974 in the Unitarian church on Half Road in Deerfield, Illinois. At the moment, it is situated on Halsted Street in the city’s Lincoln Park district.

In 2016, the movie Moonlight, which Tarell McCraney co-wrote and was based on his play, was released. Most significantly, the original play assisted him in winning an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Tarell McCraney also penned the script for the 2019 movie High Flying Bird, as well as the script for the 2019 television show David Makes Man. Tarell McCraney is a very gifted individual who still has a lot to do in the entertainment business.

Bio, And Education

Tarell McCraney, who was born on October 17, 1980, will be 42 years old in 2022. He was raised in Liberty City, Florida, where he was born. He is of American descent, although it is yet unclear what religion he practices.

Tarell McCraney attended the Miami, Florida-based New World School of the Arts (NWSA). In 1999, while attending NWSA at the Theater, he applied to the National YoungArts Foundation, and that year, they gave him an honorable mention. In addition to being a member of an improv group led by Teo Castellanos when he was a teenager, Tarell McCraney was also extremely inspired.

Tarell McCraney enrolled at DePaul University’s Theatre School and earned a BFA in acting. Tarell McCraney graduated from Yale School of Drama in May of 2007 and was chosen to participate in the playwriting program there. After graduating, he was also given the Cole Porter Playwriting Award. Additionally, he graduated with honors from Warwick University.

Name Tarell Alvin McCraney
Net Worth $2 Million
Date of Birth 17 October 1980
Age 42 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

Relationship Status, And Family

Mr. McCraney is Tarell McCraney’s father, and Mrs. McCraney is his mother. He had to endure poverty when he was a child. His mother experienced numerous issues as a result of her crack addiction, and his father abandoned them when he was a small boy. And she passed away from problems related to AIDS when Tarell McCraney was 22 years old. There isn’t much information available besides his parents’ occupations or any other information about his kin.

Three siblings of Tarell Alvin McCraney have reportedly been reported, but as of right now, nothing has been confirmed about them, not even their names. We must thus wait till Tarell Alvin McCraney divulges his family’s history.

The current marital status of Tarell Alvin McCraney is single. He has publicly acknowledged that he is gay. However, there is no information available regarding him currently dating or in a relationship.

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

Body Structure

Tarell Alvin McCraney is a tall man who stands at 6 feet 3 12 inches. His body is well-built but thin, and he weighs about 80 kg.

Alvin Tarell McCrane
He exercises daily to stay in shape. He has black hair, and his eyes are the same shade. Overall, his appearance fits his demeanor.

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


While he was a student at Yale, Tarell Alvin McCraney wrote the Brother/Sister trilogy of plays, which had a Louisiana project setting and also included Yoruba mythology.

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

Tarell Alvin McCraney had the chance to join the Steppenwolf Theater Ensemble as the 43rd member in month of April of the year 2010. Tarell Alvin McCraney was chosen to lead the Yale School of Drama’s playwriting department in July 2017.

Based on his play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, he collaborated with Barry Jenkins to write the screenplay for the 2016 film Moonlight.

The movie received favorable reviews, and McCraney and Jenkins were given the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. He created the script for the 2019 Netflix movie High Flying Bird, which was helmed by Steven Soderbergh.

He also wrote the screenplay for the Oprah Winfrey Network television show David Makes Man.