Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Net Worth: Fun facts, Salary, House, Cars, Age, height, biography

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Net Worth: $3 Millions

Yahya Abdul-Mateen Ii’s Income / Salary:

  • Per Year: $1Million
  • Per Month: $83,333.33

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (born July 15, 1986) is an American actor, well known for his role Cadillac in the television series The Get Down. He also starred in Baywatch and The Greatest Showman (both 2017), and portrays the villain Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman (2018).

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Biography:

Real NameYahya Abdul-Mateen II
BirthdayJuly 15, 1986
BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height6’3″ – 1.91 m
Net worth$3 Million
Actively actingSince 2012
ProfessionActor, Architect

Abdul-Mateen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a Muslim father, Yahya Abdul-Mateen I and a Christian mother, Mary. He spent his childhood in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans, and then moved to Oakland, California, where he attended the McClymonds High School.


In 2004, he went to college where Abdul competed as a hurdler for the California Golden Bears. Yahya graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture and then worked as a city planner in San Francisco. MATEEN had always wanted to be an actor, so later he got a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama and worked as a stage actor.

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In 2016, Abdul-Mateen began his career with Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama series The Get Down, which premiered on Netflix. His character Clarence “Cadillac” Caldwell is a prince of the disco world. He was praised for his role in the series.

In 2017, Abdul-Mateen appeared in Shawn Christensen’s drama film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, in the role of Duane. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Abdul-Mateen played a police officer, Garner Ellerbee, in the action comedy film Baywatchalong with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and directed by Seth Gordon. The film was released on May 25, 2017.


He also played WD Wheeler, a smart hand-to-hand acrobat partner, in the musical film The Greatest Showman (2017), along with Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron, about the famous American showman P.T. Barnum.


In 2018, he starred in the road trip drama film Boundaries, along with Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, directed and written by Shana Feste; and played DC Comics villain Black Manta in the film Aquaman, which started shooting in May 2017 in Australia.

In February 2019, it was confirmed that Abdul-Mateen was in talks to star in the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot as the title character, with Nia DaCosta directing. The film was released in theaters on August 27, 2021, to positive reviews.

In March 2019, it was announced that Abdul-Mateen was cast in the fifth season of Netflix’s science-fiction anthology series Black Mirror.Later in the year, he played Cal Abar, known as Doctor Manhattan, in the HBO superhero drama miniseries Watchmen, which earned him his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special in September 2020.

Abdul-Mateen starred in the role of Morpheus (an alternate version of the character in the film The Matrix Resurrections.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Height and Weight

How tall is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II?
6’3” or 1.91 m
How much is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s weight?
90 kg or 198 pounds
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Black

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II family:

Yahya’s father is Yahya Abdul-Mateen I, a Muslim and his mother is Mary, a Christian. He was raised in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans.Yahya attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, California. In 2015, Yahya graduated from Yale School of Drama with a master’s degree in theater.

Fun facts about Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Mateen was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother.

The “H” In Yahya Isn’t Silent


Though people commonly pronounced his name “yaya,” the actor says the “h” in his name is traditionally not silent. “[My name] is Arabic. My father’s name was John before he converted to Islam,” he told the host’s of Yes, Girl. “Yahya is the prophet John the Baptist.”

He’s The Youngest Of His Siblings
“I’m the youngest of six,” he explains to Yes, Girl. “I was the youngest in my family for a very long time and I’ve always gotten attention. I also got into acting because I love attention.”

Acting is actually the second career for this rising star, who obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture from UC Berkeley. After getting laid off in 2010 from his job as a city planner in San Francisco, Yahya decided to follow his passion and attend the Yale School Of Drama.

Yahya grew up in Magnolia Projects, and later relocated to Oakland, California where he attended high school.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II secures his first Emmy win for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie for Watchmen (HBO).