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Barry Shabaka Henley

Barry Shabaka Henley

Equally riveting on the big screen, small screen or on stage, veteran actor Barry Shabaka Henley draws from a rich history of acting in many high profile films, television shows and theatre productions.

In the summer of 2006, audiences saw Henley in the big-screen adaptation of Miami Vice for Universal Pictures and director Michael Mann. Henley co-starred opposite Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. He next stars opposite Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams in STATE OF PLAY, directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Over the past 20 years, Henley has amassed an impressive amount of film and television credits. Recently, he has starred in the big budget hits Four Brothers, Collateral and The Terminal, as well as in Ali, Rush Hour, Patch Adams and Bulworth.

Henley's television credits include starring roles on Grey's Anatomy, Crossing Jordan, Providence and ER as well as a recurring role on the series' Close to Home and NYPD Blue. He was a series regular on Showtime's Barbershop and the drama Robbery Homicide Division. He also appeared in HBO's TV movie Lackawanna Blues.

Henley has toured extensively with the theatre production of Jitney and was a featured player in Richard II, Waiting for Godot and As You Like It. He won a NAACP Image Award for his work in Rabbit Foot. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Henley currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Barry Shabaka Henley Facts

Birth Name Barry Joseph Henley
OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 15, 1954 (63)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Barry Shabaka Henley compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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