TJ Atoms

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TJ Atoms
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Tyree Adams

(1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 26)
North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Actor
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • Entrepreneur
Years active2012–present

TJ Atoms is an American actor, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He is currently best known for his portrayal as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard|Ason Unique, a.k.a. Ol' Dirty Bastard on Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019)[1][2], an American drama streaming television series created by RZA and Alex Tse, which premiered on September 4, 2019 on Hulu[3].

Early life

Atoms was born and raised in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Television series

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Orange Is the New Black Darnell Episode: "Sh*tstorm Coming"
2018 You Candy Stars MC (as TJ Atoms) Episode: "Pilot"
2019 Power Corner Boy Episode: "Inside Man"
2019 Wu-Tang: An American Saga Russell Jones/Ason Unique/Ol' Dirty Bastard Series regular
2020 Just Eats with Chef JJ Self Episode: "Hungry Hustle"


Year Title Role Notes
2020 The 40 Year Old Version Kamal World premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020.[4][5] Released on Netflix on October 9, 2020, the film won a Directing Award for the U.S. Dramatic category at Sundance Film Festival.[6]
2021 Fels High Beef Currently in production.[7]


  1. Higgins, Keenan (October 16, 2019). "Source Exclusive TJ Atoms Interview". The Source. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  2. Giacomazzo, Bernadette (October 23, 2019). "Inside TJ Atoms' Critically Acclaimed Portrayal Of ODB In 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga'". BET. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  3. Lowry, Brian (September 3, 2019). "'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' joins wave of musical bios". CNN. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  4. Siegel, Tatiana (December 4, 2019). "Sundance Unveils Female-Powered Lineup Featuring Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Abortion Road Trip Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  5. "The 40-Year-Old Version". Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  6. Sharf, Zack (August 26, 2020). "'The Forty-Year-Old Version' Trailer: Radha Blank's Sundance Winner Is a Must-See on Netflix". IndieWire. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  7. "'Fels High' on IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved March 13, 2021.

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