'Euphoria's' "McKay": Meet Algee Smith

'Euphoria's' "McKay" 
November 7, 2020 - 19:55 / Cynthia Springer

Euphoria's "McKay" is played by actor/musician Algee Smith! While Euphoria has definitely been a success after its premiere in 2019, Smith had actually appeared in other popular series prior to the award-winning HBO series. Find out more on Euphoria's "Mckay" and what's next for his career right here! 

Euphoria's "McKay" is one of the star football players in the HBO drama series, portrayed by the young Algee Smith. However, in real life, Smith has worked up to the top to be the rising star he is. Born on November 7, 1994 in Michigan, Smith and his family would later move to Atlanta, Georgia where he kicked off his acting career. His parents are both in the creative arts industry - his father, a musician, and his mother, a fashion designer - so it's no wonder that Algee wanted to step foot in a similar direction. 

Even while Algee Smith began acting, he had already released his first rap demo at the age of 9! By age 20, he packed up his things again to move to Los Angeles, naturally. 

Euphoria's "McKay": Meet Algee Smith

Though Algee Smith played "McKay" on Euphoria, he also starred in other prominent series, such as Army Wives and Complications. Like his co-star Zendaya who was a Disney star before her mass success on the show, Aglee, too appeared in a couple of Disney films, like Let it Shine (2012) and Earth to Echo (2014). 

Algee Smith stars in 'Euphoria'

Other television films and series that Algee has starred in include:

  • The Infamous (2016)
  • Here We Go Again (2016)
  • The New Edition Story (2017)
  • The Bobby Brown Story (2018)

Because of his success with Euphoria, Smith has a few films under wrap! He recently finished filming for the biographical drama Judas and the Black Messiah, which stars Martin Sheen and Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya. He's also filming for Mother/Android and is rumored to be starring in the drama Young Wild Free

Algee Smith in 'Euphoria'

You'll be able to see more of Euphoria's "McKay" in the near future, as the stars of the show will be filming for season 2 early next year! Check out Algee with his castmates, Sydney Sweeney and Barbie Ferreira in this hilarious interview!