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Dwight Henry

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Birth Name: Dwight Henry
Born: 1967
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

After completing the move to the 7th Ward, the film's director, Behn Zeitlin, offered Henry the role of Wink, which he initially rejected three times for fear that the bakery would suffer without his supervision. Eventually, Zeitlin won him over by bankrolling the business, which allowed him to hire additional staff while he appeared in the picture. With the help of Zeitlin and an acting coach, Henry was able to tap into his own past, most notably his experiences both as a two-year-old during the devastating Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and attempting to protect his business from rising flood waters and looters in the wake of Katrina, to inform his performance as Wink. The result was a critically... Continue Bio >>


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