Being only 24 and already face the prospect of starring as future President of the United States Barack Obama must feel great, especially if your career is just starting out. Devon Terrell is the name of the actor who impersonates Obama at college, in the new Netflix-exclusive biopic. Devon said he studied a lot to get ready to “become” Barry, as the President used to be called in college — the President’s nickname is also the movie title. Devon prepared himself by examining 1980s attitudes and habits, and even studying diction with a professional trainer. Will he really be prepared to perfectly portray young Barack? Those who already got the chance to watch the film at the latest edition of Toronto Film Festival were very positively surprised. We, on the other hand, will have to wait until December 16 to express our judgment about Devon’s acting skills. In the meantime, though, we can still try to form our own opinion about him. Very little is known about his personal life, other than the fact that he lived in many different countries, since he was born in California, and subsequently move to Australia, before recently relocating back to LA, and that on top of being very handsome he is also single! When asked about his next projects, he said he wants to enjoy this beautiful, positive time of his young career to the max — he has all his life ahead of him, after all. We hope that our article can be an extra dose of good luck to this rising cinema star!
All the photos are taken from Devon Terrell Instagram profile