Devon Terrell: 7 facts about the Cursed star you need to know
From his age and height to his previous roles, including Barack Obama, here's everything you need to know about Cursed's Devon Terrell.
1. Get to know Cursed actor Devon Terrell here...
Whether you’ve seen him on screen before or not, Devon Terrell is about to become your latest TV crush thanks to his role as King Arthur in Netflix’s ‘Cursed’. 29-year-old American-Australian actor Devon only has a few roles under his belt so far (including a portrayal of a young Barack Obama in ‘Barry’) but there’s no doubt his star is on the rise. Get to know the actor here… [C Flanigan/FilmMagic]
2. How old is Devon Terrell?
Devon is 29 years old. His birthday is on October 23rd 1992 which means he’ll be turning 29 in 2021. And if you’re wondering about his star sign… he’s a Scorpio. [Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka]
3. Where is Devon Terrell from? Is he Australian?
Devon was born in Long Beach, California but he moved to Australia when he was 5 and was raised there. In real life, Devon talks with an Australian accent. In ‘Cursed’, he speaks with an English accent. [Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Australians In Film]
4. Where did Devon Terrell study? Did he go to university?
Devon studied at Lynwood Senior High School in Perth as well as Edith Cowan University, specialising in drama education. Honing his skills as an actor, Devon also graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2013. Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto and Baz Lurhmann are amongst the notable alumni. [Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images]
5. Does Devon Terrell have Instagram?
Yes! And you can find him at, you guessed it, @devonterrell. Devon is fairly new to Instagram, but on his profile, you’ll find selfies and shots from his upcoming projects, like ‘Cursed’. [via Instagram]
6. Devon Terrell played young Barack Obama in 2016's 'Barry'
Devon’s first on-screen role was in ‘Barry’, a film about a young Barack Obama. In order to play the role, Terrell worked with a dialect coach and watched Obama’s speeches to nail his accent. He also learned how to write and play basketball left handed, like Obama. He was offered the role after one audition. In an interview with GQ, Devon said it was his dream role. [Netflix]
7. Who does Devon Terrell play in Netflix's Cursed? - Arthur
Devon plays Arthur, a figure we’re all know when it comes to this particular story. It’s also the first time a Black actor will take on the role, which has historically been played by white actors. Speaking to PopSugar, Devon said: "There's not many fantasy characters for young, Black people — both male and female. So it's really exciting that young people, of any ethnicity really, will be able to see themselves in this." [Netflix]
8. What other movies and TV shows has Devon Terrell been in?
‘Cursed’ is Devon’s first major TV role. He was previously cast in Steve McQueen’s HBO series ‘Codes of Conduct’, but it was not picked up to series. As well as his role as Obama in ‘Barry’, Devon played the role of Horatio in 2018 film ‘Ophelia’ alongside Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay and Tom Felton. Both films are available to watch on Netflix. He also appeared in the Johnny Depp-led 2018 film ‘The Professor’ as Danny. [via Netflix]