FilmTVDiversity - Stars of Fall 2011-12 TV

Our personally compiled list of stars of Diversity with roles in this Fall's 2011-12, Television season. Listed in order by Premiere date and Show name.

NOTE: Subject to network changes, to be updated as more info becomes available.

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1.
“ Sons of Anarchy on FX - Premieres Tue. Sept.6th
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
2.
“ Sons of Anarchy on FX - Premieres Tue. Sept.6th
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
3.
Danny Trejo
Actor, Machete
Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
“ Sons of Anarchy on FX - Premieres Tue. Sept.6th
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
4.
“ 90210 on CW - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13
website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/90210/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
5.
Tristan Wilds
Actor, 90210
Tristan Wilds was born in Staten Island, New York. In 2005, at the age of 15, Tristan made his television debut as AJ in the mini-series Miracle Boys. After that, he took his talents to a different venue and tried his hand in theater. He worked with Phylicia Rashad and the Roundabout Theater Company in the workshops Wool and Stockholm Brooklyn as Bryce for the Cherry Lane Theater...
“ 90210 on CW - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13
website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/90210/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
6.
Tyree Brown
Actor, Frozen
Tyree started modeling at the age of 3 yrs old in San Fransisco, California. He booked his first job 2 weeks after meeting with an agent. He did several print ads and some radio spots. At the age of 5 was his 1st TV audition, which was Parenthood's pilot. He went from being a guest star to becoming a series regular on Parenthood after the first season...
“ Parenthood on NBC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13
website: http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
7.
Joy Bryant
Actress, Bobby
Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called "A Better Chance," designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her high school years. As a result, she was awarded a full academic scholarship to Yale University...
“ Parenthood on NBC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13
website: http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
8.
Mike Colter
Mike was born to Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Lee Colter Sr. At just 8 years of age he knew that acting would be his life long ambition when he saw the film "A Soldiers Story" in 1984. He began by starting a drama club in high school and becoming the president of the club. After putting on several plays and getting...
“ Ringer on CW - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13
website: http://cwtv.com/shows/ringer/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
9.
“ Up All Night on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 14
website: http://www.nbc.com/up-all-night/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
10.
“ Castle on ABC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/castle ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
11.
“ Castle on ABC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/castle ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
12.
Tamala Jones
Actress, Castle
“ Castle on ABC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/castle ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
13.
“ Hawaii Five-0 on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
14.
Daniel Dae Kim
Actor, Lost
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...
“ Hawaii Five-0 on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
15.
Grace Park
Actress, Hawaii Five-0
Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0...
“ Hawaii Five-0 on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
16.
Kal Penn
Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the school's theater productions...
“ How I Met Your Mother on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/how_i_met_your_mother ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
17.
Naturi Naughton
Actress, Fame
Naturi Naughton is an American Singer and Actress best known for her performance as "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's hit film "Notorious", and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film "Fame". Naughton has starred in various other projects such as: Lottery Ticket, The Playboy Club, Mad Men and The Client List...
“ The Playboy Club on NBC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19
website: http://www.nbc.com/the-playboy-club/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
18.
“ Body of Proof on ABC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/body-of-proof ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
19.
Sonja Sohn
Actress, The Wire
“ Body of Proof on ABC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/body-of-proof ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
20.
Rocky Carroll
Actor, NCIS
A classically-trained actor with a deeply-rooted seed in theatre, Rocky Carroll has solidified his career in cinema, stage and television with varied and impressive performances. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Roscoe Carroll, he attended the prestigious School for Creative and Performing Arts, graduating in 1981 at age 18...
“ NCIS on CBS - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
21.
LL Cool J
L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries...
“ NCIS LA on CBS- Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis_los_angeles/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
22.
Lamorne Morris
Actor, New Girl
Lamorne Morris is an American actor, comedian and television personality. He is best known for playing Winston in the Fox sitcom New Girl. As a game show host, he hosted the Cartoon Network game show BrainRush. He also worked for BET in the past. He is Originally from Chicago, before wanting to become an actor, Morris wanted to be a basketball player. Morris studied at College of DuPage.
“ New Girl on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.fox.com/new-girl/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
23.
Daya Vaidya
Actress, Blue
Daya was raised in Oakland, California by her East Indian father and Latin mother. Because of her diverse background and skill with accents, comedy and language, Daya can play a diverse range of characters. Whether it be a tough nuyorican detective from Queens, a funny and fiery Colombian telenovela star...
“ Unforgettable on CBS- Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/unforgettable/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
24.
Amber Riley
Actress, Glee
“ Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.fox.com/glee/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
25.
Naya Rivera
Actress, Glee
“ Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.fox.com/glee/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
26.
“ Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.fox.com/glee/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
27.
“ Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
Set to play Chang's Father
and Tamlyn Tomita to play Chang's Mother, Photo from The Sensei

website: http://www.fox.com/glee/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
28.
Iqbal Theba
Actor, Glee
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Iqbal Theba came to the US as a college Freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. While in college in Oklahoma, Iqbal studied Civil Engineering and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering Management. After realizing his true passion was acting...
“ Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.fox.com/glee/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
29.
“ Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20
website: http://www.fox.com/glee/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
30.
Shemar Moore
Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to present, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.
“ Criminal Minds on CBS - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
31.
“ Harry’s Law on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://www.nbc.com/harrys-law/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
32.
Ice-T
The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw...
“ Law & Order SVU on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
33.
“ Law & Order SVU on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
34.
“ Law & Order SVU on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
35.
“ Modern Family on ABC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
36.
Sofía Vergara
Actress, Modern Family
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/English school...
“ Modern Family on ABC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
37.
Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as something to fall back on...
“ The Big Bang Theory on CBS - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22

website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_bang_theory/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
38.
“ Charlie's Angels on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/charlies-angels/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
39.
“ Charlie's Angels on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/charlies-angels/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
40.
“ Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/community/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
41.
Donald Glover
Actor, Community
Donald McKinley Glover was born at the Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald Glover, was a postal worker. He is, despite rumors, not related to actor Danny Glover. Donald graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006...
“ Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/community/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
42.
Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong has been blending comedy & medicine all of his life. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Korean immigrants Young and Dong-Kuen Jeong, a professor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. After graduating from Duke University & attaining his MD at the University of North Carolina...
“ Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/community/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
43.
Michael Kenneth Williams
Born in Brooklyn, to an African American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau, Michael K. Williams was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. According to a DNA analysis, he is descended partly from the Mende people of Sierra Leone...
“ Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/community/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
44.
Debbie Allen
Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to escape US racism...
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy
Set to play Avery's Mother ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
45.
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
46.
Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal...
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
47.
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City...
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
48.
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
49.
Daniel Sunjata
Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon,December 30, 1971 is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX television series Rescue Me. Sunjata also starred as Paul Briggs in USA Network's series Graceland. Sunjata was born and grew up in Chicago...
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
50.
Jesse Williams
Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Previous roles include Holden in The Cabin in the Woods (2012)...
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
51.
Chandra Wilson
Houston, Texas native Chandra Wilson began performing in musicals at the age of five with Theatre Under the Stars. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later went on to acquire her BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts through which she spent four years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute...
“ Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
52.
“ The Mentalist on CBS - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/the_mentalist/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
53.
“ The Office on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
54.
“ The Office on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
55.
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He studied at the South Carolina governors school of science and mathematics. He previously attended the Bennetsville Academy which was in his home town...
“ Parks and Recreation on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: http://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
56.
“ Parks and Recreation on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: http://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
57.
“ Person of Interest on CBS - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/person_of_interest/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
58.
“ Prime Suspect on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/prime-suspect/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
59.
“ Whitney on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22
website: http://www.nbc.com/whitney/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
60.
Eriq La Salle
Director, ER
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juillard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. Later he supported himself by acting on and off Broadway and as "Mike Rivers" in the soap One Life to Live...
“ A Gifted Man on CBS - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23

website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/a_gifted_man/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
61.
Hill Harper
Actor, CSI: NY
Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY. He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO movie...
“ CSI NY on CBS - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
62.
“ Fringe on FOX - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23
website: http://www.fox.com/fringe/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
63.
“ Fringe on FOX - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23
website: http://www.fox.com/fringe/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
64.
Maggie Q
Actress, Nikita
Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani...
“ NIKITA on CW - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23
website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/nikita/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
65.
Adhir Kalyan
Born in 1983 and raised in Durban, South Africa, Adhir Kalyan moved to London to pursue an acting career. He appeared as a guest star on the BBC series Holby City and MI-5. Kalyan's first leading role was in the CW's comedy series Aliens in America, in which he played Raja, a devout Pakistani Muslim exchange student in Medora...
“ Rules of Engagement on CBS - Premieres Sat. Sept. 24
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/rules_of_engagement/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
66.
Michael Kenneth Williams
Born in Brooklyn, to an African American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau, Michael K. Williams was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. According to a DNA analysis, he is descended partly from the Mende people of Sierra Leone...
“ Boardwalk Empire on HBO - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://www.hbo.com/#/boardwalk-empire ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
67.
“ CSI Miami on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
68.
Adam Rodriguez
Actor, CSI: Miami
Adam Rodriguez, best known for his role as Eric Delko on the internationally acclaimed CBS crime drama, CSI: Miami was just cast as 'Cookies' love interest on Fox's record-breaking series Empire. Adam currently stars opposite Channing Tatum in the Warner Brothers feature film Magic Mike XXL...
“ CSI Miami on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
69.
Eva LaRue
Actress, CSI: Miami
Eva LaRue grew up in California. At the age of 6 she began her show-business career. She starred in television commercials and sang many "jingles" for them. She still often sings at sports events and any other opportunities that arise. Eva likes to ride horses and has shown horses for over a decade...
“ CSI Miami on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
70.
“ Desperate Housewives on ABC - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
71.
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr. The youngest of four sisters who grew up on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After graduating from college...
“ Desperate Housewives on ABC - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
72.
Vanessa Williams
Actress, Eraser
Vanessa Lynn Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and she has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television...
“ Desperate Housewives on ABC - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
73.
Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed to the life of entertainment and stars at a very early age...
“ The Cleveland Show on FOX - Premieres Sept. 25
website: http://www.fox.com/cleveland/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
74.
“ The Cleveland Show on FOX - Premieres Sept. 25
website: http://www.fox.com/cleveland/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
75.
Kevin Michael Richardson
Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program...
“ The Cleveland Show on FOX - Premieres Sept. 25
website: http://www.fox.com/cleveland/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
76.
Archie Panjabi
Actress, The Good Wife
Archie made her film debut in the British hit East Is East. Since then, she has continued to work on international blockbuster films, from Bend It Like Beckham and The Constant Gardener to critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart (starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (written by Simon Beaufoy)...
“ The Good Wife on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25
website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/the_good_wife/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
77.
“ Hart of Dixie on CW - Premieres Mon. Sept. 26
website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/hart-of-dixie ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
78.
“ Mike and Molly on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept 26

website: https://twitter.com/#!/MikeMolly_CBS ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
79.
Christine Adams
Actress, Batman Begins
Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom. She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s. On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON; "Simone Hundin" on the American comedy-drama series...
“ Terra Nova on FOX - Premieres Mon. Sept. 26
website: http://www.fox.com/terranova/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
80.
“ Terra Nova on FOX - Premieres Mon. Sept. 26
website: http://www.fox.com/terranova/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
81.
Damon Wayans Jr.
Actor, Big Hero 6
Damon Wayans Jr. was born at his grandmother's home in Vermont, in November 1982, and was raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans. He made his film debut at age 11 in the 1994 film "Blank Man" playing the role of young Kevin. Later, Damon pursued his early passion...
“ Happy Endings on ABC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 28
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/happy-endings/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
82.
Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant...
“ Luther on BBC America, Premieres Wed. Sept. 28
website: http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/413/index.jsp ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
83.
Benjamin Bratt
The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, a Peruvian Indian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco.
“ Private Practice on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 29
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/private-practice ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
84.
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...
“ Private Practice on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 29
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/private-practice ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Yasiin Bey
Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus...
“ Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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C.S. Lee
Actor, Dexter
C.S. Lee got the acting bug his junior year of High School while playing football. Film became his passion. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with his BFA. He continued his acting training at the Yale School of Drama graduating with an MFA. He then spent eight years in NYC acting with various theater companies...
“ Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music...
“ Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Lauren Luna Vélez
Actress, Dexter
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York among eight siblings including her twin sister Lorraine, Lauren Velez dreamed of becoming an actress ever since she played a groundhog in a school play in second grade. Immediately following high school, she received a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey...
“ Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ Homeland on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
show bio: http://www.sho.com/site/homeland/characters.sho?characterid=5 ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ How To Make It in America on HBO - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.hbo.com/#/how-to-make-it-in-america ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ How To Make It in America on HBO - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2
website: http://www.hbo.com/#/how-to-make-it-in-america ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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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...
“ House on FOX - Premieres Mon. Oct. 3
website: http://www.fox.com/house/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Charlyne Yi
Actress, Knocked Up
Californian Charlyne Yi has many strings to her bow as an actress, comedian, writer, musician and artist. She was born in Los Angeles, to Lydia and Luciano Yi. After attending the University of California, Riverside, she left and began a career as a comedian. Her innovative routine includes jokes, music, magic and crowd participation...
“ House on FOX - Premieres Mon. Oct. 3
website: http://www.fox.com/house/ ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Hector Elizondo
Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle in his pre-acting days was as diverse as the roles he plays today...
“ Last Man Standing on ABC - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11
website: http://abc.go.com/shows/last-man-standing ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11
FB: http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was named after Malcolm X and legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series "The Cosby Show."...
“ Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11
FB: http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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“ Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11
FB: http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines ” - FilmTVDiversity
 
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Anna Maria Horsford
Anna Maria Horsford was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Her parents immigrated to the United States from island nation of Antigua & Barbuda in the West Indies (then a British colony) during the 1940s. Anna grew up not really feeling American but not West Indian either, just somewhere in between...
“ Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11
FB: http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines ” - FilmTVDiversity