At 31 years old, Devon Terrell has this physical status:
Terrell's first role was in Steve McQueen's HBO miniseries Codes of Conduct, which was canceled after the pilot was filmed. He then auditioned for Barry, a biopic about Barack Obama's college years. Terrell said that he felt an affinity for Obama and that the president had been his dream role since the age of 19.
To prepare for the role, Terrell worked with a dialect coach and watched Obama's speeches to master his accent and manner of speaking. He was offered the part after one audition. He also trained himself to portray the left-handed Obama, including learning how to write and play basketball with his left hand. He read Obama's book Dreams from My Father three times to get into his mindset, and he received praise for his portrayal when the film was released.
Later, he portrayed Arthur in the Netflix original series Cursed. The first season was released on July 17, 2020.
Terrell currently plays the role of Cliff in Issa Rae's Rap Sh!t, which premiered July 21, 2022 on HBO Max.