Right off the bat in his profession, Abdul-Mateen was resolved about not changing his Muslim name or utilizing a phase name, countering the ramifications that having a Muslim name would obstruct his success. In 2016, Abdul-Mateen started his acting vocation with Stephen Adly Guirgis and Baz Luhrmann’s melodic show series The Get Down, which debuted on Netflix. His personality Clarence “Cadillac” Caldwell is a ruler of the disco world. He was commended for his presentation in the series.
Abdul-Mateen in 2017
In 2017, Abdul-Mateen showed up in Shawn Christensen’s theatrics film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, in the job of Duane. It debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Abdul-Mateen played a cop, Garner Ellerbee, in the activity satire movie Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and coordinated by Seth Gordon. The film was delivered on May 25, 2017. He likewise played WD Wheeler, a brilliant hand-to-hand stunt-devil accomplice, in the melodic film The Greatest Showman (2017), which likewise featured Efron, as well similarly as with Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya, about American entertainer P.T. Barnum.
In 2018, he featured in the excursion show movie Boundaries, alongside Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, coordinated and composed by Shana Feste; and played DC Comics antagonist Black Manta in the movie Aquaman, what began shooting in May 2017 in Australia. In 2018, Abdul-Mateen was projected in a flashback part as the principal character’s dad in the thriller Us, coordinated by Jordan Peele, which was delivered in March 2019.
In February 2019, it was affirmed that Abdul-Mateen was in converses with star in the Jordan Peele-delivered Candyman reboot as the title character, with Nia DaCosta directing. The movie was delivered in auditoriums on August 27, 2021, to positive reviews.
In March 2019, it was declared that Abdul-Mateen was projected in the fifth time of Netflix’s sci-fi treasury series Black Mirror. Later in the year, he played Cal Abar, known as Doctor Manhattan, in the HBO superhuman show miniseries Watchmen, which procured him his most memorable Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special in September 2020.
Abdul-Mateen featured in the job of Morpheus (a substitute form of the character) in the film The Matrix Resurrections.