Birthdate: April 6, 1985
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sinqua Walls is a busy actor in both features and television since 2007, starting with a supporting role in writer-director Lucas Elliot Eberl’s political drama, Choose Conner (2007), starring Steven Weber. For writer-director-star George Griffith’s drama, From the Head (2011), Walls had a supporting role opposite Matthew Lillard, Jon Polito, James Urbaniak, and Giuseppe Andrews.
Walls’ first big-budget movie role was in Shark Night 3D (2011), with Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, and Donal Logue. Walls followed this with his first feature starring role in the indie comedy-drama, Believe Me (2014), from director/co-writer/co-editor Will Bakke, co-starring Alex Russell, Miles Fisher, Max Adler, and Nick Offerman. Walls scored his most significant role to date under Clint Eastwood’s direction in the fact-based thriller, The 15:17 to Paris (2018), with Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Judy Greer, and Tony Hale.
After his second co-starring role in Netflix’s Resort to Love (2021), Sinqua Walls had another major role in the Sundance festival hit (where it won the Grand Jury Prize), Nanny (2022), written and directed by Nikyatu Jusu and backed by Blumhouse. Walls had a supporting role in writer-director Krystin Ver Linden’s under-performing Blaxploitation-inspired drama, Alice (2022), starring Keke Palmer, Common, and Jonny Lee Miller. Walls was a leading part of the ensemble of the well-reviewed horror satire, The Blackening (2023), based on co-writer/co-star Dewayne Perkins’ short film, and co-starring Antoinette Robertson, Grace Byers, and Jay Pharoah.
Walls co-starred (as well as executive-produced) opposite Brian Cox in the veterans-themed drama, Mending the Line (2023), premiering at the Woodstock film festival, followed by roles in two streaming movies (a starring role in Hulu’s 2023 remake White Men Can’t Jump; a supporting role in the Jaume Collet-Serra-directed thriller for Netflix, Carry-On, with Taron Egerton and Jason Bateman). Walls then co-starred and executive-produced in writer-director Karmyn Jones’ The Forfeiture Clause (2023), with Gary Dourdan, and Philip Michael Thomas.
Sinqua Walls was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was raised in the Los Angeles area, where his family lived in the city’s communities of Marina del Rey and El Segundo. Walls was attracted to acting as a child and subsequently studied at and graduated from El Segundo High School. Walls majored in theater and film at the University of San Francisco, where he also played on the university’s basketball team, The Dons; he graduated in 2007. Walls’ height is 6’ 2”.