WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Actor Lyriq Bent at the MEN'S FITNESS 2014 GAME CHANGERS event at Palihouse on September 17, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Men's Fitness)

Lyriq Bent

Actor

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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