Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor who stars as Chekura Tiano in the 2014 BET miniseries The Book of Negroes, which is based on the bestselling novel by Lawrence Hill. Before the miniseries, Bent starred in several films, including Saw III and IV, Honey and the recent Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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