FilmTVDiversity - Stars of Fall 2011-12 TV

by FilmTVDiversity | created - 06 Sep 2011 | updated - 22 Oct 2011 | Public

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. Rockmond Dunbar

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Rockmond Dunbar was born on January 11, 1973 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and The Family That Preys (2008). He has been married to Maya Dunbar since June 8, 2013. They have two children. He was previously ...

Sons of Anarchy on FX - Premieres Tue. Sept.6th [link]http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/[/link]

2. LaMonica Garrett

Actor | Designated Survivor

LaMonica Garrett was born on May 23, 1975 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Designated Survivor (2016), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and NCIS (2003).

Sons of Anarchy on FX - Premieres Tue. Sept.6th [link]http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/[/link]

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 ...

Sons of Anarchy on FX - Premieres Tue. Sept.6th [link]http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/soa/[/link]

4. Tiffany Hines

Actress | Real Artists

Tiffany Hines was born on September 2, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Real Artists (2017), Nikita (2010) and Bones (2005).

90210 on CW - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13 website: [link]http://www.cwtv.com/shows/90210/[/link]

5. Tristan Mack Wilds

Actor | Half Nelson

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 ...

90210 on CW - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13 website: [link]http://www.cwtv.com/shows/90210/[/link]

6. Tyree Brown

Actor | Parenthood

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...

Parenthood on NBC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/[/link]

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 ...

Parenthood on NBC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/[/link]

8. Mike Colter

Actor | Luke Cage

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 ...

Ringer on CW - Premieres Tue. Sept. 13 website: [link]http://cwtv.com/shows/ringer/[/link]

9. Nick Cannon

Actor | Drumline

Nick Cannon was born on October 8, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA as Nicholas Scott Cannon. He is a producer and writer, known for Drumline (2002), Bobby (2006) and Men in Black II (2002). He was previously married to Mariah Carey.

Up All Night on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 14 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/up-all-night/[/link]

10. Jon Huertas

Actor | This Is Us

Jon Huertas was born as Jon William Scott Hofstedt. He is an actor and producer, known for This Is Us (2016), Castle (2009) and Generation Kill (2008).

Castle on ABC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/castle[/link]

11. Penny Johnson Jerald

Actress | 24

Penny Johnson Jerald was born on March 14, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress, known for 24 (2001), Absolute Power (1997) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). She has been married to Gralin Jerald since June 22, 1982. They have one child.

Castle on ABC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/castle[/link]

12. Tamala Jones

Actress | Blue Streak

Tamala Jones was born on November 12, 1974 in Pasadena, California, USA as Tamala R. Jones. She is an actress and producer, known for Blue Streak (1999), Can't Hardly Wait (1998) and Castle (2009).

Castle on ABC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/castle[/link]

13. Richard T. Jones

Actor | Event Horizon

Richard T. Jones was born on January 16, 1972 in Japan as Richard Timothy Jones. He is an actor and producer, known for Event Horizon (1997), Vantage Point (2008) and Phone Booth (2002). He has been married to Nancy Jones since October 1996.

Hawaii Five-0 on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/[/link]

14. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...

Hawaii Five-0 on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/[/link]

15. Grace Park

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred ...

Hawaii Five-0 on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/[/link]

16. Kal Penn

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

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 ...

How I Met Your Mother on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/shows/how_i_met_your_mother[/link]

17. Naturi Naughton

Actress | Power

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...

The Playboy Club on NBC - Premieres Mon. Sept. 19 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/the-playboy-club/[/link]

18. Windell Middlebrooks

Actor | Scrubs

Windell Middlebrooks was born on January 8, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Windell Dwain Middlebrooks Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Scrubs (2001), Body of Proof (2011) and The Suite Life on Deck (2008). He died on March 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Body of Proof on ABC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/body-of-proof[/link]

19. Sonja Sohn

Actress | Slam

Sonja Sohn was born as Sonja Williams. She is an actress and director, known for Slam (1998), The Wire (2002) and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). She was previously married to Adam Plack.

Body of Proof on ABC - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/body-of-proof[/link]

20. Rocky Carroll

Actor | Crimson Tide

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, ...

NCIS on CBS - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/[/link]

21. LL Cool J

Actor | Deep Blue Sea

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...

NCIS LA on CBS- Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis_los_angeles/[/link]

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 ...

New Girl on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/new-girl/[/link]

23. Daya Vaidya

Actress | Bosch

Daya was raised in Oakland, California by her East Indian father and Latin/Italian mother. Because of her diverse background and skill with accents, comedy and language, Daya can play a range of characters. Whether it be a tough nuyorican detective from Queens, a funny and fiery Colombian ...

Unforgettable on CBS- Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/unforgettable/[/link]

24. Amber Riley

Actress | Glee

Amber Riley was born on February 15, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Amber Patrice Riley. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Wiz Live! (2015) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/glee/[/link]

25. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She was previously married to Ryan Dorsey.

Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/glee/[/link]

26. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015.

Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/glee/[/link]

27. Keong Sim

Actor | The Last Airbender

Keong Sim is an actor and writer, known for The Last Airbender (2010), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

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: [link]http://www.fox.com/glee/[/link]

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 ...

Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/glee/[/link]

29. Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress | Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz was born on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea as Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Yellow Fever (2017) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

Glee on FOX - Premieres Tue. Sept. 20 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/glee/[/link]

30. Shemar Moore

Actor | Criminal Minds

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 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...

Criminal Minds on CBS - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds/[/link]

31. Karen Olivo

Actress | Harry's Law

Karen Olivo was born in South Bronx, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Harry's Law (2011), Chase (2010) and Generation Um... (2012).

Harry’s Law on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/harrys-law/[/link]

32. Ice-T

Actor | New Jack City

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....

Law & Order SVU on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/[/link]

33. Danny Pino

Actor | Cold Case

Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Daniel G. Pino. He is an actor and writer, known for Cold Case (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Across the Hall (2009). He has been married to Lilly Pino Bernal since February 15, 2002. They have two children.

Law & Order SVU on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/[/link]

34. Tamara Tunie

Actress | Flight

Tamara Tunie was born on March 14, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA as Tamara Renee Tunie. She is an actress and director, known for Flight (2012), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She has been married to Gregory Generet since October 21, 1995. She ...

Law & Order SVU on NBC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/[/link]

35. Rico Rodriguez

Actor | Modern Family

Rico Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1998 in College Station, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), The Muppets (2011) and Epic Movie (2007).

Modern Family on ABC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family[/link]

36. Sofía Vergara

Actress | Hot Pursuit

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/...

Modern Family on ABC - Premieres Wed. Sept. 21 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family[/link]

37. Kunal Nayyar

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

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 ...

The Big Bang Theory on CBS - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22

website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_bang_theory/[/link]

38. Annie Ilonzeh

Actress | Arrow

Annie Ilonzeh was born on August 23, 1983 in Grapevine, Texas, USA as Annie Ngasi Illonzeh. She is an actress, known for Arrow (2012), Person of Interest (2011) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009).

Charlie's Angels on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/charlies-angels/[/link]

39. Ramon Rodriguez

Actor | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Ramon Rodriguez was born on December 20, 1979 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and director, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Need for Speed (2014) and Battle Los Angeles (2011).

Charlie's Angels on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/charlies-angels/[/link]

40. Yvette Nicole Brown

Actress | Community

Yvette Nicole Brown was born on August 12, 1971 in East Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Community (2009), Repo Men (2010) and Pound Puppies (2010).

Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/community/[/link]

41. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/community/[/link]

42. Ken Jeong

Actor | The Hangover

Ken Jeong is an American actor, comedian, and physician. He is known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009) and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover (2009) Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain (2013), as Johnny Wu, a motivational ...

Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/community/[/link]

43. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School....

Community on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/community/[/link]

44. Debbie Allen

Actress | Fame

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 ...

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link] Set to play Avery's Mother

45. Jason George

Actor | Fallen

Jason George was born on February 9, 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA as Jason Winston George. He is an actor and producer, known for Fallen (1998), Sunset Beach (1997) and Kidnap (2017). He has been married to Vandana Khanna since July 10, 1999. They have three children.

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

46. Sandra Oh

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

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 ...

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

47. James Pickens Jr.

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

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...

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

48. Sara Ramirez

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Sara Ramirez was born on August 31, 1975 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is an actress, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), You've Got Mail (1998) and Spider-Man (2002). She has been married to Ryan DeBolt since July 4, 2012.

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

49. Daniel Sunjata

Actor | One for the Money

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on 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 (2004). Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

50. Jesse Williams

Actor | The Cabin in the Woods

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 ...

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

51. Chandra Wilson

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

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 ...

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy[/link]

52. Tim Kang

Actor | Rambo

Tim Kang was born on March 16, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Yila Timothy Kang. He is an actor and producer, known for Rambo (2008), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and The Forgotten (2004).

The Mentalist on CBS - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/the_mentalist/[/link]

53. Leslie David Baker

Actor | The Office

Leslie David Baker was born on February 19, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Office (2005), The Happytime Murders (2018) and Wish I Was Here (2014).

The Office on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/[/link]

54. Craig Robinson

Actor | This Is the End

Craig Robinson was born on October 25, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Craig Phillip Robinson. He is an actor, known for This Is the End (2013), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Pineapple Express (2008).

The Office on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/[/link]

55. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

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 graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

Parks and Recreation on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation/[/link]

56. Retta

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Retta was born as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf. She is an actress, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Fracture (2007) and To the Bone (2017).

Parks and Recreation on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation/[/link]

57. Taraji P. Henson

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

Person of Interest on CBS - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/person_of_interest/[/link]

58. Damon Gupton

Actor | Bates Motel

Damon Gupton is an actor and producer, known for Bates Motel (2013), The Divide (2014) and Whiplash (2014).

Prime Suspect on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/prime-suspect/[/link]

59. Maulik Pancholy

Actor | 30 Rock

Maulik Pancholy was born on January 18, 1974 in the USA as Maulik Navin Pancholy. He is an actor, known for 30 Rock (2006), Weeds (2005) and 27 Dresses (2008).

Whitney on NBC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 22 website: [link]http://www.nbc.com/whitney/[/link]

60. Eriq La Salle

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard 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. ...

A Gifted Man on CBS - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23

website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/shows/a_gifted_man/[/link]

61. Hill Harper

Actor | CSI: NY

Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY (2004). 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 ...

CSI NY on CBS - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/[/link]

62. Jasika Nicole

Actress | Fringe

Jasika Nicole grew up in Birmingham, AL and studied musical theatre, dance and studio art at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC before moving to NYC to work in theatre. There she performed in Off and Off-Off Broadway musicals and plays before starting her career in TV and film. Identifying as a queer...

Fringe on FOX - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23 website: http://www.fox.com/fringe/

63. Lance Reddick

Actor | John Wick

Lance Reddick was born in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) and White House Down (2013). He has been married to Stephanie Day since June 2011.

Fringe on FOX - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23 website: http://www.fox.com/fringe/

64. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

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 ...

NIKITA on CW - Premieres Fri. Sept. 23 website: [link]http://www.cwtv.com/shows/nikita/[/link]

65. Adhir Kalyan

Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

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 (1999) and MI-5 (2002). Kalyan's first leading role was in the CW's comedy series Aliens in America (2007), in which he played Raja, a ...

Rules of Engagement on CBS - Premieres Sat. Sept. 24 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/rules_of_engagement/[/link]

66. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School....

Boardwalk Empire on HBO - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.hbo.com/#/boardwalk-empire[/link]

67. Omar Benson Miller

Actor | Ballers

Omar Benson Miller was born on October 7, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ballers (2015), 8 Mile (2002) and Miracle at St. Anna (2008).

CSI Miami on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/[/link]

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 (2002) was just cast as 'Cookies' love interest on Fox's record-breaking series Empire (2015). Adam stars opposite Channing Tatum in the Warner Brothers feature film Magic Mike XXL (...

CSI Miami on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/[/link]

69. Eva LaRue

Actress | All My Children

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: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/[/link]

70. Ricardo Chavira

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Ricardo Chavira was born on September 1, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Ricardo Antonio Chavira. He is an actor, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), Piranha 3D (2010) and Dead Space 3 (2013). He has been married to Marcea Dietzel since September 22, 2007. They have two children.

Desperate Housewives on ABC - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives[/link]

71. Eva Longoria

Actress | Desperate Housewives

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 ...

Desperate Housewives on ABC - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives[/link]

72. Vanessa Williams

Actress | Ugly Betty

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...

Desperate Housewives on ABC - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives[/link]

73. Sanaa Lathan

Actress | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed ...

The Cleveland Show on FOX - Premieres Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/cleveland/[/link]

74. Reagan Gomez-Preston

Actress | Jerry Maguire

Reagan Gomez-Preston was born on April 24, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston. She is an actress and writer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Surviving... (2015) and Almost Home (2013). She has been married to DeWayne Turrentine Jr. since November 10, 1999. They have two ...

The Cleveland Show on FOX - Premieres Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/cleveland/[/link]

75. Kevin Michael Richardson

Actor | Lilo & Stitch

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...

The Cleveland Show on FOX - Premieres Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/cleveland/[/link]

76. Archie Panjabi

Actress | I Origins

Archie is an Emmy Award winning British actress best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife, for which she was nominated for an Emmy three times in a row and went on to to be honored with a Golden Globe Nomination. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed East Is East ...

The Good Wife on CBS - Premieres Sun. Sept. 25 website: [link]http://www.cbs.com/primetime/the_good_wife/[/link]

77. Cress Williams

Actor | Never Been Kissed

Cress Williams was born on July 26, 1970 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Never Been Kissed (1999), Black Lightning (2018) and Fallen (1998). He has been married to Kristen Torrianni since June 15, 2013. He was previously married to Simbi Kali.

Hart of Dixie on CW - Premieres Mon. Sept. 26 website: [link]http://www.cwtv.com/shows/hart-of-dixie[/link]

78. Reno Wilson

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Reno Wilson was born on January 20, 1969 in the USA as Roy Wilson. He is an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers (2007).

Mike and Molly on CBS - Premieres Mon. Sept 26

website: [link]https://twitter.com/#!/MikeMolly_CBS[/link]

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 (2004); "Simone Hundin" on ...

Terra Nova on FOX - Premieres Mon. Sept. 26 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/terranova/[/link]

80. Shelley Conn

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Shelley Conn was born on September 21, 1976 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006) and How Do You Know (2010).

Terra Nova on FOX - Premieres Mon. Sept. 26 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/terranova/[/link]

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: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/happy-endings/[/link]

82. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Luther on BBC America, Premieres Wed. Sept. 28 website: [link]http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/413/index.jsp[/link]

83. Benjamin Bratt

Actor | Miss Congeniality

The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He is ...

Private Practice on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 29 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/private-practice[/link]

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 ...

Private Practice on ABC - Premieres Thu. Sept. 29 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/private-practice[/link]

85. Billy Brown

Actor | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Billy Brown is an actor, known for The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Cloverfield (2008) and Star Trek (2009).

Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/[/link]

86. Yasiin Bey

Actor | The Italian Job

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 ...

Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/[/link]

87. 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...

Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/[/link]

88. Edward James Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

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...

Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/[/link]

89. Luna Lauren Velez

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: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/[/link]

90. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He has been married to Liza Colón-Zayas since November 21, 1998. They have one child.

Dexter on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/[/link]

91. David Harewood

Actor | Blood Diamond

David Harewood was born on December 8, 1965 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor, known for Blood Diamond (2006), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and Homeland (2011). He has been married to Kirsty Handy since February 26, 2013. They have two children.

Homeland on SHOwtime - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 show bio: [link]http://www.sho.com/site/homeland/characters.sho?characterid=5[/link]

92. Kid Cudi

Soundtrack | Need for Speed

Kid Cudi was born on January 30, 1984 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi.

How To Make It in America on HBO - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.hbo.com/#/how-to-make-it-in-america[/link]

93. Victor Rasuk

Actor | Lords of Dogtown

Victor Rasuk was born on January 15, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Lords of Dogtown (2005), Godzilla (2014) and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

How To Make It in America on HBO - Premieres Sun. Oct. 2 website: [link]http://www.hbo.com/#/how-to-make-it-in-america[/link]

94. Omar Epps

Actor | House M.D.

Omar Epps is an American actor, starring on the ABC drama Resurrection (2014).

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 ...

House on FOX - Premieres Mon. Oct. 3 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/house/[/link]

95. Charlyne Yi

Actress | This Is 40

Californian Charlyne Yi has many strings to her bow as an actress, comedian, writer, musician and artist. She grew up in the Inland Empire in California. After attending the University of California, Riverside, she left and began a career as a comedian. Her innovative routine includes jokes, music,...

House on FOX - Premieres Mon. Oct. 3 website: [link]http://www.fox.com/house/[/link]

96. Hector Elizondo

Actor | Pretty Woman

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...

Last Man Standing on ABC - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11 website: [link]http://abc.go.com/shows/last-man-standing[/link]

97. Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress | Girlfriends

Tracee Ellis Ross was born on October 29, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tracee Joy Silberstein. She is an actress and producer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Black-ish (2014) and Reed Between the Lines (2011).

Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11 FB: [link]http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines[/link]

98. Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Actor | The Cosby Show

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." His ...

Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11 FB: [link]http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines[/link]

99. Melissa De Sousa

Actress | Miss Congeniality

Melissa De Sousa was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn and Queens. Both of her parents are from Colon, Panama. Melissa started dancing at a young age and was accepted into the renowned High School of Performing Arts in NYC where she was as a ballet major. Dancers were also required to ...

Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11 FB: [link]http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines[/link]

100. Anna Maria Horsford

Actress | Minority Report

Anna Maria Horsford was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Her parents immigrated to the United States from the island nation 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 ...

Reed Between the Lines on BET - Premieres Tue. Oct. 11 FB: [link]http://www.facebook.com/reedbetweenthelines[/link]



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