The Best Actors from Entertainment to Movies & Television

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“ LeVar Burton was born in Landstuhl, West Germany. He played the role of Roots, character by Kunta Kinte, he was reading several of books and shows children how to read, in television series on PBS, called "Reading Rainbow". And also, LeVar Burton was reading science fiction literature book who uppercome to Star Trek, he played by lieutenant commander Geordi LaForge, in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Several later, he married by makeup artist Stephanie Cozart Burton. His TV career about so many years along ago. He was a producer and hosting on PBS in 26 years on children's daytime series. ” - deonflood12
 
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Mykelti Williamson
Actor, Con Air
Perhaps best remembered for his touching performance as "Bubba" opposite Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump, Mykelti Williamson is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, who has been steadily honing his craft since he first began acting professionally at the age of 18...
 
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Jesse Metcalfe
Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He pursued...
“ Jesse Metcalfe is great actor, he is a number one actor of the coolest guy on the spot. He played by John Tucker in John Tucker Must Die, John was attracted by a lovable lady is some kind of love scene in movie theater. Seconds later, Jesse Metcalfe got the part of Desperate Housewives on ABC, he got the best actor of the whole planet. He's got the characters out of him. ” - deonflood12
 
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Dulé Hill
Dulé Hill (whose first name is pronounced due-LAY) was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey; raised in Sayreville; and is the younger of two sons born to his Jamaican parents. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is an educator. He began attending Marie Wildey School of Dance in East Orange, NJ...
 
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Sterling K. Brown
Actor, Army Wives
Veteran stage and screen actor Sterling K. Brown most recently starred as prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX's highly-rated television event series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY. His performance was praised as "riveting" by Deadline.com and "excellent" by The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this year...
 
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Ransford Doherty
Ransford Doherty is a native of Washington, DC. He is a fraternal twin and has an older sister. He first got bitten by the acting bug when he attended C.D. Hylton High School in Dale City, VA. Julie Clarke, head of the Drama Dept., gave him the push to get on stage. Then, at Longwood College, Pam Arkin...
 
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Don Cheadle
Actor, Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver...
 
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Omar Epps
Actor, House M.D.
Omar Epps is an American actor, starring on the ABC drama Resurrection. Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films, including Paramount's Against the Ropes...
 
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Taye Diggs
Actor, Chicago
Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University...
 
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Blair Underwood
Actor, Gattaca
Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater at Carnegie-Mellon...
 
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Ben Vereen
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline...
 
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Adrian Lester
Actor, Hustle
Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle, The Day After Tomorrow and Primary Colors and his extensive classical work in the theatre playing Othello...
 
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Wesley Snipes
Actor, Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
 
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Paul Taylor
Originally from Columbia, Missouri Paul attended Northeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Following college, Taylor spent time in Los Angeles acting primarily in primetime episodic and sitcom television. During which time, he used his college athletics experience...
 
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Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis (Lowe), from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
 
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David Oyelowo
Actor, Selma
David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998. David starred as Martin Luther King Jr...
 
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Rob Brown
Rob Brown was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A natural who never studied acting and who had no professional acting experience, made his acting and motion picture debut in Finding Forrester. Rob celebrated his 16th birthday just before the start of production. He is a talented athlete in high school playing both basketball and football.
 
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Lamman Rucker
Born in Pittsburgh, his mother had a dance company (the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble) and his father was a drummer, so entertaining is in his blood. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade. He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington...
 
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Mekhi Phifer
Actor, ER
Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, Manhattan, and was raised by his mother, Rhoda, a high school teacher. Phifer's acting career began when he auditioned at an open casting call for director Spike Lee's Clockers and was selected for the leading role. Working alongside Harvey Keitel and Delroy Lindo...
 
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Walter Jones
Walter is an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zack The Black Ranger from the Children's Action Adventure Phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various shows and has been featured in several films...
 
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Firass Dirani
Firass Dirani was born in Blacktown in New South Wales, Australia on April 29, 1983. He began studying acting in 2001 at the Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) and in 2014 moved to New York City where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. In 2010, Firass was awarded two Golden Logie...
 
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Ernie Hudson
As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest black theatre in the country...
 
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Carl Gilliard
Actor, Inception
Carl is a native of Chicago, attended high school in Detroit (Osborn High) and received his degree from Michigan State University. Carl initially worked as a radio newscaster at WGPR (107.5) in Detroit before accepting a sales position with the Eastman Kodak Company in Detroit. Shortly thereafter,...
 
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Keith Robinson
Actor, Dreamgirls
Keith Robinson was born in Kentucky and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He later moved to Augusta and graduated from Lakeside High School. He attended the University of Georgia and, while there, signed a recording contract with Motown Records, but that label never issued any of his material. Robinson moved to Los Angeles and earned a starring role as Joel Rawlings...