2023 Black future maker

J. Alphonse Nicholson

J. Alphonse Nicholson is a father, husband, percussionist, and actor. Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, he began his professional career in 2009 after falling in love with the art of storytelling.

Since making his TV debut on Blue Bloods (CBS) in 2015, he’s racked up credits that include  Just Mercy (Warner Brothers), Madam CJ Walker (Netflix), and Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix). His breakout role came in 2021 with an acclaimed portrayal of “Lil Murda” on STARZ’s P-Valley.

A proud alumnus of North Carolina Central University, his goal is to connect his platform to raise awareness of the importance of supporting HBCU education.

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