is a passionate young actor who loves his craft. He was born and raised in Maryland to Ayize and Aiyana Ma'at both clinical social workers and couples therapists. His father's family is from Alexandria, Virginia and his mother's family is from North Carolina, London, England and Trinidad. Asante started acting at only 6 years old. He was cast as Mowgli in The Jungle Book in 2008, which ignited his passion. Once Asante began high school he decided to take acting more seriously. He joined the Theater Department in his school and had the ability to take several theater and acting classes as he continued to hone his skills. During his freshman year he was cast as Bud in 'Father knows best' and Charlie in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'. Asante signed with a talent agency that same year and then went on to take roles later on in high school such as Harry the Horse in 'Guys and Dolls', and Montgomery in 'Fame'. Asante has worked with Nickelodeon to recreate the SpongeBob, Danny Phantom, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme songs with a rap twist. He also played the role of Kevin Richardson in the Netflix limited series 'When They See Us', based on the widely known Central Park Five. Asante is the oldest sibling in his family and has 4 younger siblings who he adores. Despite a rigorous schedule, in his spare time, he loves to make short films of his own, cook, play basketball, write and play video games.
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