Melvin Gregg is an actor and producer best known for starring as “Manboy” on FX’s hit drama series, “Snowfall.” The young star received his start with the social platform VINE over seven years ago and quickly became known for curating comedic content around pop culture and current events. Gregg’s massive online presence can be attributed to creating hilarious and thought-provoking material that pushed boundaries and critical thinking. Gregg’s transition from digital to television and film star is a journey of absolute resilience. Up next, Gregg will star in Hulu’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ based on Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty’s latest book.

In 2015, Gregg transitioned from the digital world into film and television with memorable roles in the 2015 Sundance sweetheart The Land. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., The Land shares the journey of four teenage friends that break the law to become leaders in the neighborhood. The film premiered in Sundance in 2015 and was acquired by IFC for distribution in 2016 and marked the beginning of Gregg’s alignment with outstanding directors.

Highlighted on TV Guide’s Freshmen 15 list fall of 2018, Gregg garnered critical acclaim as the breakout star in American Vandal’s season 2 by starring as basketball hero DeMarcus Tillman, “Mr. Untouchable.” His character explored the implications of the layers of socio-economic and racial bias, and the student-athletes are treated in a sports-driven school through his nuanced role. Additional television roles include Hulu’s “Freakish” and Lifetime’s “Unreal.” Last year, Gregg hit the silver screen starring in late iconic director John Singleton’s gritty Los Angeles drama, “Snowfall,” on FX. The crossover stars in Lee Daniel’s multi-nominated feature film, The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

Gregg captured the hearts of audiences in Netflix’s critically acclaimed film HIGH FLYING BIRD (2019), written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Gregg starred alongside André Holland and Zazie Beetz. The film captures the journey of a rookie NBA athlete during the middle of a league lockout while uncovering politics within the league and creating new business opportunities for profit. Last Spring, Gregg starred opposite Ben Affleck in Warner Bros. THE WAY BACK, which explores the story of a coach battling alcohol addiction while grieving the loss of his wife. In this role, the young star plays a basketball player that helps his coach heal through basketball.

Born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, Gregg always knew entertainment was a part of his future. After graduating from Old Dominion University in 2012 with BA in marketing, Gregg quickly moved to Los Angeles to pursue entertainment and enrolled in courses to perfect his craft. While honing his craft, he began to grow an audience by collaborating with several rising digital curators.

Gregg spends his spare time volunteering with the NCAAP Teen Arts department to empower youth to discover various opportunities behind the camera, writing and producing. He resides in Los Angeles with his partner, one-year old son, and his pit-bull Riley Bleu.

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