Who Plays Kunta Kinte on 'Roots'? Meet Malachi Kirby!
Malachi Kirby plays the role of Kunta Kinte in the new History Channel remake of the mini-series Roots and he is likely to gain a lot of attention for the role!
The 26-year-old actor has been seen in several British series including Doctor Who, Jekyll & Hyde, and Silent Witness. He is also an Evening Stanard Theatre Award nominee for his work in the play Mogadishu.
Malachi will gain more fame with his roles in an episode of Netflix’s new season of the anthology series Black Mirror and in the romantic fantasy film Fallen.
Roots chronicles the history of an African slave named Kunta Kinte (Kirby) sold to America and his descendants spanning several generations. The character can be seen in nights one and two of the mini-series.