Lakeith Lee Stanfield sometimes credited as Keith Stanfield, is an American actor.
Lakeith Lee Stanfield was born in San Bernardino, California, on August 12, 1991, and grew up in Riverside and Victorville. He has said that he "grew up very poor in a fractured family that was dysfunctional on both sides."
He decided to become an actor when he was fourteen, after joining his high school's drama club. He attended the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center in Los Angeles, where he was signed by an agency and began auditioning for commercials.