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Delroy Lindo

Delroy Lindo recently returned from performing in the London production of the play The Exonerated. His recent film roles include David Mamet's Heist, co-starring Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito, and The Cider House Rules. Lindo garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee's drama Clockers, and also worked with Lee on Crooklyn and Malcolm X, the latter earning him an NAACP Image Award nomination.

Lindo appeared in feature films including Domino, Wondrous Oblivion, The Core, The Last Castle, The One, Gone in 60 Seconds, opposite Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall, Ransom, for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his role opposite Mel Gibson, A Life Less Ordinary, with Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor, Get Shorty, again with Hackman and DeVito, along with John Travolta, Broken Arrow, Feeling Minnesota, Romeo Must Die, Mr. Jones, L'Exil du Roi Behanzin, The Devil's Advocate, Bright Ange, and Mountains of the Moon.

Lindo recently starred in the NBC television series Kidnapped. He was seen in Lackawanna Blues on HBO and in The Exonerated on Court TV. He also portrayed Ricardo Thornton in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Profoundly Normal, starred as Clarence Thomas in the Peabody Award winner Strange Justice on Showtime, and portrayed baseball legend Satchel Paige in the stirring sports drama, Soul of the Game. He also played Arctic explorer Matthew Henson in Glory and Honor (TNT) and appeared in First Time Felon (HBO).

On Broadway, Lindo appeared as Herald Loomis in August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Master Harold and the Boys (Broadway & National Tour), and as Walter Lee in the Kennedy Center and Los Angeles productions of A Raisin in the Sun (Helen Hayes Award Nomination and NAACP Image Award Best Actor). Lindo also has worked Off-Broadway and extensively in regional theaters throughout the United States and Canada.

He directed Medal of Honor Rag, and in the spring of 2007, a new American play, The Blue Door at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. For television, Delroy conceived, directed, hosted, and produced Delroy Lindo on Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo in Conversations with Charles Burnett and Delroy Lindo and Joan Chen: A Conversation.

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Delroy Lindo Facts

BirthdayNovember 18, 1952 (71)
BirthplaceEltham, London, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Delroy Lindo compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Get Shorty
Dug's Special Mission
Point Break
This Christmas
Do You Believe?
Blood In, Blood Out
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