Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Chicago, and educated at Northwestern University, Atkins began his career in Chicago theatre, but he is best known for his successful five year stint playing the role of Michael Gallant on ER which came to a dramatic end when his character was killed in the line of duty in Iraq.
Atkins next starred in the NBC series Hawaii also created by Jeff Eastin, then spent two seasons playing Gary Navarro, the hearer of thoughts on USA's THE 4400 while recurring in a romantic arc with music, film and television star Eve on her series by the same name. He has starred in independent films including All Nighter, Paved with Good Intentions and Out of Exile, and was given his earliest break in the business by producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing) who cast him in his first leading role in a TNT movie entitled The Big Time. His most recent roles include numerous guest starring appearances on a variety of well known television series including The Good Wife, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Raising the Bar, a recurring role on Num3ers, and earlier appearances on In Justice, Arli$$ and The District, among others.
Atkins performs a leading role in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature Preacher's Kid. On television he continues to star in the romantic comedy series My Manny for TBS and TBS.com.
Sharif resides in Los Angeles and New York.
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|Birthday||January 29, 1975 (42)|
|Birthplace||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Sharif Atkins compared to you?|
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