Miles Brown, who is best known for starring in black-ish, graduated from high school earlier this year. The 18-year-old was top of his class and was named valedictorian at Blue Ridge Academy, where he completed his studies.

Brown gave an inspirational speech to his class as he was given his diploma.

”You know that dream that keeps you up at night? The one that can’t shake you even if you try? That dream is meant to come true if you manifest it correctly. Never give up on yourself,” Brown said on stage. “Every good thing takes commitment and time, so if it feels good to you, give it the best of your time. Yes, you will make mistakes. We all make mistakes – just learn from them and come back and do better next time. This next chapter will thank you. I’m excited to work toward my dreams, and I hope you guys are too. In the words from my album, ‘dream big and inspire many.’”


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Anthony Anderson, who played Brown’s father on the popular sitcom, was in attendance for the occasion.

“Miles Brown is graduating from high school today,” the actor told The Messenger. “I’m heading out to sit with the family, to watch him walk across the stage.”

Anderson and Brown played father and son for eight seasons.

“I’ve been with this young man from [when he was] a toddler,” Anderson added. “I can’t wait to go sit there and celebrate him walking across the stage, graduating high school. I met him when he was 8, and now he’s 18. So it’s a beautiful thing.”

Brown is set to star in the upcoming comedic action-thriller Sixteen, which will be in the same vein as Kick-Ass and Superbad, according to Deadline. The actor also released an album, We The People, in 2020.