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Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata is best known for his portrayal of firefighter Franco Rivera in the critically acclaimed FX series Rescue Me, currently in its sixth season. In 2006, Sunjata portrayed fashion designer James Holt, in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Sunjata also co-starred in the Woody Allen film Melinda and Melinda and was most recently seen in the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past alongside Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey.

Sunjata's additional film credits include Bad Company, which starred Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, and the Chazz Palminteri film Noel, starring Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon. He also portrayed Langston Hughes in the 2004 Rodney Evans film Brother to Brother.

Last year Sunjata portrayed the famous Reggie Jackson in the ESPN TV series, The Bronx is Burning, which documented the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Sunjata's other television credits include notable appearances on Love Monkey, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Sex and the City, and he co-starred in the WB's series D.C. and Showtime's film The Feast of All Saints.

Sunjata's repertoire is not limited to film and television. He was nominated for a Tony award for his role as Darren Lemming in Take Me Out, the 2003 Tony Award-winning play by Richard Greenberg. He has also appeared in Henry VIII at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Twelfth Night at the Guthrie Theater and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Sunjata can next be seen starring alongside Andie MacDowell in At Risk and The Front - two movies adapted from the novels of America's #1 best-selling crime-writer Patricia Cornwell. Each movie follows Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano (Sunjata) and his ambitious supervisor, district attorney Monique Lamont (MacDowell), as they investigate cases. They are set to premiere on Lifetime in the Spring of 2010.

In 2003, People Magazine listed Sunjata as one of The 50 Most Beautiful People and in 2009 TV Guide listed him as one of the Sexiest Stars on TV.

Born in Evanston, IL, Sunjata was raised in Chicago and graduated from Mount Carmel High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and received his Masters degree in Fine Arts from New York University. Sunjata currently resides in New York.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Daniel Sunjata Facts

Birth Name Daniel Sunjata Condon
BirthdayDecember 30, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Daniel Sunjata compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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