An actor known for his work on This Is Us, Half Sisters, and All About the Afterglow.
Annan was raised in the NorthTown area of Detroit, Michigan. His mother is African American and was raised in the south, and his father is Ghanaian. He wanted to pursue acting from a young age and studied improv and theater from youth. When he was 17 he joined a dance troupe. Annan received his diploma from Cass Technical High School and studied musical theater at State University of New York-Purchase, where he received his bachelor of fine art degree.
In 2009, Annan’s friend recommended him for a role in Pussy Valley, a play by Katori Hall centered on a strip club in the Mississippi Delta. Annan auditioned for and was cast as Uncle Clifford, the club’s non-binary owner. He developed a detailed backstory for the character and portrayed the role in several smaller runs as well as the full production at Mixed Blood Theatre in 2015.
When the play was ordered for a television adaptation by Starz, Annan again auditioned for the role of Uncle Clifford and was re-cast. The series, P-Valley, premiered in 2020 and Annan received critical acclaim for his season one portrayal. He was named to THR’s list of Best TV Performances of 2020.
Annan is openly gay. He resides in Los Angeles.