​Skyh Alvester Black seated and shown from the waist up wearing a bright multicolored pullover sweater.

Rising star Skyh Alvester Black

Photo credit: Leigh Keily

As Amp “Addiction” Anthony on the smash hit All the Queen’s Men, Skyh Alvester Black is royally good.

by Amelia Eager

Actor Skyh Alvester Black was just seven years old when he discovered he could capture an audience’s attention. “I did a play at a local theater,” says Black. “I remember I had this line, ‘You told me I sang so bad I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.’ Everybody laughed and I was like, Oh I’m kind of funny!

And talented. Professionally trained in tap and ballet, Black danced on tour and in world-famous music videos with the likes of Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Rihanna before turning to acting, with roles on BET’s Sistas and SHOWTIME’s Black Monday. This summer, he continued his breakout role as Amp on Season 2 of Tyler Perry’s BET smash hit All the Queen's Men, about an Atlanta nightclub run by a fierce businesswoman (Eva Marcille) who reigns over a crew of loyal dancers.

Watch talked to Black about his epic rise, his Queen’s Men character, and his (surprising) favorite off-camera hobby.

All the Queen’s Men streams on BET.

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