Stephan James is a Canadian actor. He first appeared in the 2012 TV movie My Babysitter’s a Vampire. Shortly after, he appeared in 3 episodes of How to Be Indie. He also played recurring character Julian Williams in Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later made his cinematic debut in the 2012 film Home Again. He went on to star in the films Perfect Sisters, The Dependables, and When the Game Stands Tall. James then portrayed John Lewis in the historical drama film Selma. His next roles were in the films Lost After Dark and Across the Line. His performance as Jesse Owens in the 2016 film Race also earned him praise. The following year, he starred as Preston Terry in the miniseries Shots Fired. His role as Walter Cruz in the web series Homecoming got him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.