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Clifton Powell

A celebrated actor, Clifton Powell most recently appeared in the thriller Never Die Alone, directed by Ernest Dickerson and starring DMX. His prolific list of feature film credits includes Menace II Society, House Party, 3 Ninjas, Deep Cover, Dead Presidents, Phantom (opposite Peter O' Toole), Deep Rising, Next Friday and Friday After Next (with Ice Cube), Rush Hour, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, The Brothers, Crime Partners and Ernest Dickerson's Bones. His performance in the film Civil Brand garnered him a Best Actor award from the American Black Film Festival; the actor has also received several NAACP theater awards. He will soon be seen starring in Woman Thou Art Loosed (which won the Best American Film at the 2004 Santa Barbara Film Festival), opposite Kimberly Elise and Loretta Devine.

His many television credits include the series regular role of Bobby Deavers in the critically acclaimed South Central, Andre on Roc, as well as guest-starring roles on a diverse list of hit series, including CSI, The Practice, Law & Order, Third Watch, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show. He played Martin Luther King Jr. in the telefilm Selma, Lord, Selma and his other telefilms include Play'd, Buffalo Soldiers (opposite Danny Glover), A Private Affair and Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. He also starred in Nickelodeon's Cable Ace Award-winning Four Points, hosted by Shaquille O'Neal, and appeared in Showtime's Riot, an anthology about the Los Angeles riots.

His live theatrical credits include the national tour of A Soldier's Play, as well as regional productions of The Fabric of a Man, The Talented Tenth, Fraternity, The Mighty Gents and Zooman & the Sign.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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