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  • Black Nativity (2013)
  • PG
    93 min | Drama, Family, Music
Black Nativity (2013)
PG
93 min | Drama, Family, Music

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
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Writers
Langston Hughes (based on the play by) | Kasi Lemmons (written for the screen by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd (as Twinkie Byrd)
Production Designer
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Release date
Nov 27, 2013 (United States)

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Cast

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92 cast members
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Forest Whitaker
Reverend Cornell Cobbs Reverend Cornell Cobbs   See fewer
Angela Bassett
Aretha Cobbs Aretha Cobbs   See fewer
Tyrese Gibson
Loot / Tyson Loot / Tyson   See fewer
Jacob Latimore
Langston Langston   See fewer
Nas
Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones) Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones)   See fewer
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Pawnbroker (as Vondie Curtis Hall) Pawnbroker (as Vondie Curtis Hall)   See fewer
Luke James
Jo-Jo / Joseph Jo-Jo / Joseph   See fewer
Grace Gibson
Maria / Mary Maria / Mary   See fewer
Rotimi
Officer Butch McDaniels Officer Butch McDaniels   See fewer
Henry Hunter Hall
Snoopy (as H. Hunter Hall) Snoopy (as H. Hunter Hall)   See fewer
Michael Dale
Innkeeper Innkeeper   See fewer
Doug Willen
Chic Man Chic Man   See fewer
Sorika Wolf
Chic Man's Mistress (as Sorika Horng) Chic Man's Mistress (as Sorika Horng)   See fewer
Jason Samuels Smith
Hotel Security Guard Hotel Security Guard   See fewer
C. Kelly Wright
Desperate Pawnshop Woman Desperate Pawnshop Woman   See fewer
Braille Diaz
Boy Thief Boy Thief   See fewer
Roz Beauty
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Tia Blake
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Richard Crandle
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Mamie Duncan-Gibbs
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Bernita Ewing
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Dwayne Grayman
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Bruce Hawkins
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Jared Wayne Gladly
On-Set Choir Member (as Jared Joseph) On-Set Choir Member (as Jared Joseph)   See fewer
NeiCe Knight
On-Set Choir Member (as Nei-Ce Knight-Preuitt) On-Set Choir Member (as Nei-Ce Knight-Preuitt)   See fewer
Brandi Chavonne Massey
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Nat Morris
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Ashdyn Unique Neal
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Contrella Patrick-Henry
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Gavyn Pickens
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Lexi Rhoades
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Michelle Robinson
On-Set Choir Member (as Michelle M. Robinson) On-Set Choir Member (as Michelle M. Robinson)   See fewer
Gayle Samuels
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Eddie B. Sands Jr.
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Levensky Smith
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Judine Somerville
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Milton David Vann
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Anita Welch
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Alyson Williams
On-Set Choir Member On-Set Choir Member   See fewer
Collin Heyward
Nativity Dancer Nativity Dancer   See fewer
Marija Juliette Abney
Nativity Dancer Nativity Dancer   See fewer
Abdur-Rahim Jackson
Nativity Dancer Nativity Dancer   See fewer
Nijawoon K. Matthews
Nativity Dancer Nativity Dancer   See fewer
Coral Dolphin
Nativity Dancer Nativity Dancer   See fewer
Karine Plantadit
Nativity Dancer Nativity Dancer   See fewer
Ayo Jackson
Nativity Dancer (as Ayo Jeneen Jackson) Nativity Dancer (as Ayo Jeneen Jackson)   See fewer
Ryan Rankine
Nativity Dancer (as Ryan H. Rankine) Nativity Dancer (as Ryan H. Rankine)   See fewer
Pedro Saint Morillo
B-Boy (as Pedro Morillo) B-Boy (as Pedro Morillo)   See fewer
Steven Rosa
B-Boy (as Steven 'Stylez' Rosa) B-Boy (as Steven 'Stylez' Rosa)   See fewer
Prashant Lamar Murthy
Church Band Guitarist Church Band Guitarist   See fewer
William Powell
Church Band Drummer Church Band Drummer   See fewer
Alphaeus Bennett
Church Band Bass Player Church Band Bass Player   See fewer
Hubert Powell III
Church Band Organist Church Band Organist   See fewer
William Horberg
Church Band Pianist Church Band Pianist   See fewer
Abdel Salaam
Drummer Drummer   See fewer
Farai Malianga
Drummer Drummer   See fewer
Frank Malloy IV
Drummer Drummer   See fewer
Antoine Drye
Trumpet Player Trumpet Player   See fewer
Tommy Bayiokos
Bus Driver Spiro (uncredited) Bus Driver Spiro (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexander Blaise
Officious Doorman (uncredited) Officious Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
José Báez
Guy in Santa Hat (uncredited) Guy in Santa Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Cannon
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Natalie Carter
Bus Singer #6 (uncredited) Bus Singer #6 (uncredited)   See fewer
Rebekah Cohen
Church Member (uncredited) Church Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcia M Francis
Female Usher (uncredited) Female Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
Samantha Gelnaw
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Darryl Reuben Hall
New Choir Member (uncredited) New Choir Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Johnathan Hallgrey
Church Deacon #3 (uncredited) Church Deacon #3 (uncredited)   See fewer
Efraiem Hanna
Vendor (uncredited) Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
Amyrh Harris
Church Goer (uncredited) Church Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Landon Ifill
Holy Child (uncredited) Holy Child (uncredited)   See fewer
Kimberly L. Jackson
Church Goer (uncredited) Church Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jazmin Kamali
Church Congregant (uncredited) Church Congregant (uncredited)   See fewer
Dennis Lauricella
Corrections Officer (uncredited) Corrections Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ebony J Lewis
Wretched Woman (uncredited) Wretched Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Doris McCarthy
Times Square Tourist (uncredited) Times Square Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael McFadden
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Jevon McFerrin
Bus Singer #2 (uncredited) Bus Singer #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
M. Xavier O'Connor
Transvestite inmate (uncredited) Transvestite inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
Austin Purnell
Langston's Father (uncredited) Langston's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
Darnell Rose
Church Member (uncredited) Church Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Paugh Shadow
Bethlehem / Modern Day Thug Hallucination (uncredited) Bethlehem / Modern Day Thug Hallucination (uncredited)   See fewer
Mihran Slougian
Convenience Store Manager (uncredited) Convenience Store Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
Iris Taylor
Church Congregant (uncredited) Church Congregant (uncredited)   See fewer
Uziman
Arab Businessman (uncredited) Arab Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Monroe Webb
Security Guard #2 (uncredited) Security Guard #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
Volieda Webb
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Dolores Winn
Homeless Wretched (uncredited) Homeless Wretched (uncredited)   See fewer
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