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Andre Braugher

One of Hollywood's most respected actors, Emmy Award-winner Andre Braugher finds he is able to cross over from television to film to theatre with ease. Most recently, he starred on the series Men of a Certain Age, receiving Emmy Award nominations in 2011 and 2010.

Also in 2010, Braugher co-starred in the feature film Salt opposite Angelina Jolie for director Phillip Noyce. Prior to that, he co-starred in Passengers opposite Anne Hathaway; in the Frank Darabont film The Mist based on the novel by Stephen King; and in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He also starred in the sci-fi mini-series The Andromeda Strain alongside Benjamin Bratt and Eric McCormack.

In 2006, Braugher won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Mini-Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his starring role in the mini-series Thief.

In 2004, Braugher starred in the original four-hour mini-series Salem's Lot, which was based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. Prior to that film, he starred in the original cable film A Soldier's Girl. In 2002, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Hack opposite David Morse, and in the TV movie 10,000 Black Men Named George with Charles Dutton and Mario Van Peebles for director Robert Townsend. Braugher served as Executive Producer on this film and he received an NAACP Award nomination for his role as A. Philip Randolph.

In 2000-2001, Braugher starred in the critically acclaimed ABC drama series Gideon's Crossing. Braugher received an Emmy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Ben Gideon. In 1999, Braugher made his directorial debut with a vignette for the cable trilogy Love Songs, in which he also starred, and he starred in the telefilm Passing Glory, for director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), garnering critical acclaim for his performance.

But it is his riveting portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton on the series Homicide: Life on the Street (1992-98) which brought Braugher breakout success and awards winning an Emmy Award (1998), plus two Television Critics Association Awards (1998 and 1997) for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Braugher also received an Emmy Award nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series for his work in the Peabody Award-winning production of The Tuskeegee Airmen.

Braugher's other television credits include him reprising his Emmy Award-winning role of Detective Frank Pembleton in the two-hour special Homicide: The Movie; the title role in The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson; Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture; and Murder in Mississippi. He began his television career as the late Telly Savalas' sidekick in television movies based on the original Kojak series.

In addition to Braugher's success on the small screen, audiences have seen him star in a variety of feature film roles. He co-starred in Poseidon; in Duets opposite Gwyneth Paltrow for director Bruce Paltrow; in the independent feature A Better Way to Die; and alongside Dennis Quaid in the critically praised film Frequency. Before those, he starred with Alec Baldwin in the independent film Thick As Thieves, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later aired on cable; in director Jim Stern's All The Rage, as part of an ensemble cast which included Jeff Daniels, Gary Sinise, Joan Allen and Anna Paquin; and starred in City of Angels with Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, and Dennis Franz.

Braugher's other notable feature film credits include Primal Fear with Richard Gere, which marked his first collaboration with Frequency director Gregory Hoblit; Spike Lee's Get on the Bus; and Glory, the Oscar-winning story of America's first unit of black soldiers during the Civil War.

Braugher will next be seen in Baytown Outlaws, which will be released in 2012.

A most versatile performer, Braugher has appeared on stage with the New York Shakespeare Festival in Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, in the title role of Henry V, which earned him an Obie Award and this summer in As You Like It. At Joseph Papp's Public Theater, Braugher preformed in The Way of the World, and Shakespeare's Richard II and Coriolanus. He played Iago in the Folger Shakespeare Festival production of Othello and performed the title role in Macbeth for the Philadelphia Drama Guild. More recently, Braugher starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of The Whipping Man.

Braugher, who was born and raised in Chicago, earned a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from Juilliard.


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Andre Braugher Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 1, 1962 (55)
SignCancer
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Andre Braugher compared to you?
Awards2006 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (for Thief)

Selected Filmography

The Tuskegee Airmen
Frequency
Passengers
Salt
Primal Fear
Superman/Batman Apocalypse
Fugitive, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Poseidon
Homicide: Life On The Street: The Complete Series
Glory
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