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Skyh Alvester Black: 9 Things to Know

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Skyh Alvester Black is a dancer and actor most famous for his roles in TV series such as All The Queen’s Men (2021), Sistas (2019), and Black Monday 2019. 

Also known simply as Skyh Black, the young African American actor has been making waves recently, starring in several series, and endearing himself to the television audience. 

As is often the case, many of his new fans would like to know more about the talented, young, handsome actor they’ve taken a liking to. If you are one of them, you’re in luck!


1. Skyh Black is from Miami, Florida

Skyh Alvester Black is from Miami Florida. But he’s not from the side of Miami you might see on postcards. Skyh Black has said that he isn’t from the soft side of Miami. Bleumag noted that Skyh Black insisted that the real Miami is not South Beach, but the hood, which is where Skyh Black is from. 

So, the young actor might look nice and fresh, and might be from a city noted for its luxury, but he has had it tough too. 


2. Skyh Alvester Black is Engaged

Skyh is a taken man!

The actor is engaged to Sistas cast mate KJ Smith. Skyh Alvester Black did not start dating his fiancé, KJ Smith until after they had done the Sistas filming. 

He noted that he did not make a habit of fraternization with anyone he was working with, and he made a big deal of that. 

Skyh also added that KJ Smith taught him to be a leading man as she had way more experience in the industry. They are engaged and have been together since their first date on January 7th, 2021.

3. Skyh Always Wanted to Be A Dancer

For Skyh Black, the desire to be a dancer first came when he was three years old. He confessed that he would watch Michael Jackson and try to replicate Michael’s moves.

 Skyh Black told a story of how he broke his leg in his grandmother’s kitchen while trying to replicate a Michael Jackson spin. 

The doctors expressed doubts about whether his legs would heal enough for it to grow or even allow him to become a dancer, but it did not stop his grandparents from encouraging him to chase his dreams in Tap Dance and Ballet. 


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4. Skyh Alvester Black Danced For Music Icons

Now, after hearing news that his leg might never grow again, and that there is a huge likelihood he would never become a dancer, many people would quit. 

In fact, Skyh’s teacher told him he would never be a ballet dancer, and the desire to prove his teacher wrong fueled his drive and desire for success. 

Skyh Black was filled with such passion that despite the challenges he faced, he went on to achieve a successful dancing career and even performed alongside some of the industry’s biggest names like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey. 


5. Skyh Alvester Black As Ballet with Misty Copeland

After graduating high school, Skyh Black attended the School of Ballet in New York. He would get scholarships and train in the Summer, and then attend the school once he met the age requirement. 

It was here he met Misty Copeland while they were kids at the School of Ballet in New York.


6. Skyh Alvester Black’s Acting Motivation is Debbie Allen

After a successful dance career, Skyh Black made the decision to become an actor. It was tough and he made money by parking cars as a valet during the pandemic until he landed his breakout role as Jacobi in “Sistas”. 

He also talked about auditioning six times for Tyler Perry before landing the lead role of AMP, an exotic dancer with a secret past on “All The Queen’s Men.” 

Skyh Black has attributed his motivation to Debbie Allen who encouraged him and guided him on his way to becoming a star. 


7. Skyh Alvester Black Became Homeless while Pursuing Acting

You might have heard about how actors sometimes become homeless while trying to get their big breaks. 

Sylvester Stallone for instance, was one such actor before he wrote the Rocky scripts. 

Well, Skyh Black gets on that list too as he went homeless three times as he sorted his acting career. This happened as he made the transition from dancing to acting and had to pay for his acting classes. 

He talked about sometimes getting to sleep in a Motel 6. At the end, his perseverance paid off. 


8. Skyh Alvester Black Wants to be the next Denzel

Denzel Washington is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors alive and probably one of the greatest actors of all time.  It is quite common to see actors and inspiring actors look up to Denzel or even try to be like him. 

Skyh Black is one of those Denzel Washington fanboys who would love to be the next Denzel Washington. 


9. Skyh Black’s Networth

Skyh Black’s net worth as of September 2022 was put at about $1 million. This figure considers the average actor salary of about $58,256 in the USA. It also takes all the movies he was featured in from “Stump the Yard” in 2007 till date. 

Skyh Black has been in many movies and series, and it is not hard to see how he could be a millionaire. He also has other streams of income like his social media accounts. 


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