The Life and Career of Phillip Mullings Jr.: Age, Height, Net Worth

Phillip Mullings Jr. is an American TV and film actor, writer, and director, who is known for his appearances in the TV series “Queen Sugar,” “American Soul,” and “First Kill.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Phillip Mullings Jr. hails from El Paso, Texas, and was born under the Libra zodiac sign on 6 October 1993, which makes him 30 years old as of 2023. He’s the son of Phillip Mullings Sr. and Carla Mullings – his parents, who divorced when he was very young, met during their service in the US Army, who often moved from one town to another because of the nature of their jobs. They eventually settled in Orlando, Florida when he was a child; Phillip hasn’t revealed whether he has any siblings. When he was a child, Phillip often went to the movies with his mother, which made him very interested in performing. He was also interested in sports, especially American Football, and grew up playing the game with the dream of joining the National Football League (NFL) in the future.

Phillip is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida (UCF). He attended coaching courses, training, and seminars in between classes, before he began his professional acting career. At UCF, Phillip scooped the Course Director Award in both Script Production and Analysis and Directing Talent. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2015, and went on to join Full Sail University, where he completed a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film Production in late 2016. He later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to continue with his acting career.

Career Beginnings

During the early stage of his acting career, Phillips appeared in several short films, including “Being” (2013), “The Flute Pursuit” (2014), and “Wake Up” (2015) – out of the 140 films submitted, the latter was selected as one of five films for exhibition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, Phillip was cast as a paramedic in the Shiva Rodriguez-directed film “Predatory Moon,” but which was a box office bomb.

He made his TV debut in an episode of the drama “MacGyver” in 2018, and in the same year appeared in single episodes of the TV series “How to Catch a Killer” and “NCIS: New Orleans”, as well as in the short film “The Green Hornet,” in which he portrayed Milo.

Rise to Prominence and Continued Success

2019 saw Phillip portray Patrick Lorraine in eight episodes of the TV musical drama series “American Soul,” which was created for BET by Devon Greggory and Jonathan Prince. The series starred the likes of Jason Dirden, Katlyn Nichol, Iantha Richardson and Sinqua Walls. In 2019, Mullings Jr. appeared in the TV films “Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta” and “Beast Mode”, and in an episode of the TV drama “David Makes Man,” in which he portrayed Ricky.

In 2020, Mullings Jr. landed his career-defining role of Mike Alexander in the BET+ TV drama series “Bruh.” The series, which was created, written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, is set just like his comedy-drama “Sistas,” and revolves around five middle-aged college friends as they navigate the world of friendship, dating, and career in present-day society. Mullings Jr. shared the screen with Mahdi Cocci, Barry Brewer, Monti Washington and Alyssa Goss.

2020 also saw Phillip portray D-Michael in two episodes of the mystery TV series “Paradise Lost”, and in the year that followed, he landed the role of Ikrimah in the TBS sitcom, “Chad”, created by Nasim Pedrad, who stars in the titular role; it also stars Ella Mika, Alexa Loo and Thomas Barbusca, and follows the story of a Persian teenager who desperately tries to create a connection with his peers, reconcile with his religious and cultural identity, and cope with his mom’s dating life during his high school days. Phillip’s next notable performances were as Theo in eight episodes of the Netflix romantic TV series “First Kill” (2022) and as Zane in five episodes of Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) drama series “Queen Sugar” (2022), which stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Rutina Wesley.

Phillip has revealed that his purpose as a filmmaker is to use his movies to tell under-represented stories. In 2015, he directed the short film “Stolen Glances”, and has worked in the camera and electrical departments of the short film “The Perfect Date”, and the movie “Predatory Man.”

Social Media Presence

Mullings Jr. is active on Instagram (@phillipmullingsjr) with over 27,000 followers. He joined Twitter (@phillipmullings) in December 2014, and is currently followed by around 1,500 fans.

Personal Life

Mullings has been in a romantic relationship with the actress Alyssa Nena Goss since 11 June 2019; the duo starred together in Tyler Perry’s “Bruh.” They often post each other’s photos on their respective social media accounts, and on 14 December 2021, they posted numerous pictures of themselves vacationing in Cape Town, South Africa.

Mullings has admitted that he developed a special connection with his “Bruh” castmate, Mahdi Cocci, who portrays Tom in the TV series. In an interview with BET he said, ‘My mom taught me things she learned, and Mahdi went through many of those same things… We have the same work ethic, and we want to get things done efficiently and thoroughly. It’s cool working with him because we had the same type of approach to accomplishing our goals.’

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Mullings is of Afro-American ethnicity, and has a set of dark brown eyes and black hair. He has an athletic body, weighs around 170lbs (77kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall.

Net Worth

Mullings has accumulated most of his net worth from his acting career, and his estimated net worth is close to $1 million as of 2023. He seemingly leads a lavish lifestyle, and is fond of wearing stylish outfits, and vacationing in classy tourist destinations.

Who Is Phillip Mullings Jr.’s Girlfriend, Alyssa Goss? Brief Biography

Alyssa Goss is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 11 May 1992, which makes her 31 years old as of 2023. She was educated at Spelman College, which is considered the oldest historically Black women’s college in the US, and worked towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Science before relocating to Munich, Germany to further her education. After moving back to the US, Goss settled in Los Angeles, California, where she began her career as a full-time actor.

Goss has appeared in several projects, including the BET miniseries “The Bobby Brown Story,” in which she portrayed Alicia. One of her most important roles was in Tyler Perry’s “Bruh,” in which she portrayed Pamela in 58 episodes. Goss recently portrayed Eve in the film “Breakwater” in 2023.

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