• Yusuf Gatewood was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1982 with a Virgo zodiac sign and is of black ethnicity with American nationality.
• He is best known for his portrayal of Finn Mikaelson and Vincent Griffith in the series "The Originals".
• He is quite secretive about his family, but his father is a war veteran who served in the US Army.
• He has had roles in the movies "Wonder Boys", "The Interpreter", "Mask of the Ninja" and "House at the End of the Drive".
• His net worth is estimated to be over $600,000.
What is Yusuf Gatewood’s ethnicity?
Yusuf Gatewood was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina USA, on 12 September 1982 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, his ethnicity is black and he holds American nationality. He is an actor who might be known best for his portrayal of both Finn Mikaelson and Vincent Griffith in the fantasy horror series “The Originals”, created by Julie Plec, and which aired from 2013 to 2018 – it starred Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt, and is about a family of vampires who want to take back the city which they built a thousand years ago.
The series was nominated for 13 awards, including one Primetime Emmy.
Childhood and education
Yusuf is quite secretive when it comes to talking about his family, and not a lot about his siblings and parents is known – it is believed that he was born in a middle-class family, and that neither of his parents hold a college degree. It is also known that Yusuf’s father is a war veteran, as he served in the US Army.
Yusuf became interested in acting at a very early age, as he often watched TV with his mother and father – he started acting while attending elementary school, and continued appearing in school plays after enrolling at a local high school.
Yusuf was physically quite active, as he played both soccer and basketball, but upon matriculating in 2000, he chose not to enroll at a college but to focus on his acting career.
Roles in movies
Yusuf made his debut film appearance in the 2000 comedy drama “Wonder Boys”, written by Michael Chabon and Steven Kloves, directed by Curtis Hanson, and which starred Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire and Frances McDormand – it follows the life of an English professor who is learning how to cope with his wife leaving him, and the fact that he hasn’t finished his book in seven years. The film was a huge hit, winning 21 awards including an Oscar, while it was nominated for 46 other awards.
He gained recognition in 2005 after playing Doug, one of the lead characters in the crime mystery thriller “The Interpreter”, which starred Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn and Catherine Keener, and is about a US Secret Service agent who has to learn more about an interpreter who believes to have overheard a conversation about an assassination – the movie won three awards and was nominated for two others. The year 2008 saw Yusuf play Ed in the action crime thriller “Mask of the Ninja”, but which received poor reviews.
In 2014, he portrayed Clarence Greene in the horror thriller “House at the End of the Drive”, which follows four people who manage to open a portal in time which then takes them to the night of horrible ritual slayings in Hollywood.
In the same year, Yusuf played Gil in the family comedy “Sweet Surrender”, but which failed to attract much attention.
Two of his most recent roles in movies have been in the 2016 comedy “Barbershop: The Next Cut”, and the 2019 horror thriller “Jacob’s Ladder”.
Roles in TV series
Yusuf made his debut TV series appearance in 2003, when he portrayed Truby in the episode “Forgive, But Don’t Forget” of the crime drama “Hack”, created by David Koepp and which starred Andre Braugher, David Morse and Matthew Borish – it follows the former police officer, Mike Olshansky as he becomes a taxi driver in Philadelphia.
Yusuf went on to appear in single episodes of several series, such as the crime mystery drama “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, another crime mystery drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and the family drama “Lincoln Heights”. In 2019, he was invited to play Famine in three episodes of the fantasy comedy “Good Omens”, created by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and which starred David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Frances McDormand – it is about an Armageddon and follows a witch, a demon, an angel and an antichrist.
His most recent role has been in 10 episodes of the 2020 action adventure comedy “The Umbrella Academy”, created by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater, and which stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper and David Castaneda – it follows a group of people reuniting to save the world from evil – the series has won seven awards and has been nominated for 24 others, including two Primetime Emmys.
Is he married?
Yusuf is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and avoids talking about his past and present relationships as well as about his sexual orientation. Because of this, he was for some time believed to be gay, while a couple of his fans even claimed to have seen him spending time with his alleged boyfriend.
These rumors turned out to be false when Yusuf commented about having watched “Scary Movie 2” with his former girlfriend on his Twitter account and then a month later in July 2015 wrote about his then-girlfriend. Since then, Yusuf hasn’t talked about any women he might have dated, but there are rumors circulating the internet that he might be married, however, this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of December 2020, he appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Yusuf is a cat-lover, and has on a couple of occasions uploaded pictures of the stray cat he calls Nola onto his Instagram account, which seems to be Yusuf’s favorite animal.
He is keen on reading, and has uploaded pictures and videos of some of the books he has read onto his Instagram account.
Yusuf likes to travel, and his career as an actor has taken him to various states, while he has also had an opportunity to travel to Africa.
He is physically quite active, as he has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, and occasionally plays soccer and football with his friends.
In his spare time which is usually late at night, he is keen on watching movies starring some of his favorite actors and actresses Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Natalie Portman, such as “Bad Boys”, “I, Robot” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Yusuf’s age is 38. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 170lbs (68kgs).
As of December 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $600,000.