Tv and film acting professional most widely known for his part while Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC’s tv series, Grey’s Anatomy. He in addition has appeared within an episode of Legislation and Purchase and experienced a recurring part within the series Beyond the Break. He worked well like a model and a higher school teacher. He previously film functions in Cabin within the Woods (2011) and Brooklyn’s Finest (2009). He wedded Aryn Drake-Lee in 2012. He and Aryn welcomed a child called Sadie in 2013 along with a child called Maceo in 2015. He previously a supporting part within the film, The Sisterhood from the Touring Trousers 2 (2008) with America Ferrera.
Awards BET Humanitarian Award, Young Hollywood Award for TV Actor of the Year
Nominations People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor Drama, Shorty Award for Best in Activism
Movies The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Brooklyn's Finest, The Cabin in the Woods, The Butler, Snake and Mongoose, They Die By Dawn, Money, Band Aid, Jacob's Ladder
TV Shows Seattle Grace: Message of Hope, Beyond the Break, Grey's Anatomy, Washingtonienne
Star Sign Leo
In New York shooting new movie Money (2016). [June 2015]
Married Aryn Drake-Lee, age 32, a real estate broker, on September 1, 2012 in Los Angeles. They have been together for five years.
Attended Moses Brown high school in Rhode Island.
His father is African-American, with some Seminole ancestry. His mother is of Swedish descent.
A former high school teacher.
Attended Temple University (B.A.) in Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Jackson Avery
The Spoils Before Dying
They Die by Dawn
Snake & Mongoose
Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme
Rich Girl Problems
The Cabin in the Woods
Seattle Grace: Message of Hope
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights
Beyond the Break
The Hotness Monster / Drew Collins / Hotness Monster
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Freedom is always coming in the hereafter. But the hereafter is a hustle. We want it now.
It was very important to me to be with a woman who is better than me at some things. You want someone who brings new, interesting things into your life.
You have to be up-front from the very beginning about what your expectations of the other person are, and you can't make any promises you don't intend to keep.
That's why the role that I have on 'Grey's Anatomy' is important to me, because it's a human being. He doesn't have to wear race on his sleeve; he doesn't even have to talk about it. We just lead by our actions.
Staying true to our goals, Question Bridge as a company and as a project is not singularly about black males. One of the things I'm so excited about Question Bridge is that my vision goes far beyond black males.
We should all have the opportunity to at least get a basic education and feel that you are worthy of something in life.
I'm very grateful and fully aware that 90 percent of actors are not working. Going from public school teacher to a show like 'Grey's Anatomy', I love what I do.
As an actor, you want to be able to move your character forward into new ground, but also it's really interesting to go backwards and unpeel those layers and the interesting elements of what your character is and what informs the decisions that you make so that you can have as much meat to work with.
Storybooks were always a big part of my imagination, and my childhood and adolescence.
I'm always trying to find the next comedian that just gives me something a little funny to combine with all of the depressing news that I'm processing.
I always find that really interesting, you know, when I get to see characters that I love in TV and film and theater around their family.
I download, like, forty songs a day, I'm a big music collector and a big record collector.
I like to take credit for the work that I have done.
I thought that if acting didn't work out, I'd have done law school or medical school: probably law to be honest.
I'm an athletic junkie - I play in all the celebrity all-star games, and I've become buddies with a bunch of athletes.
We often grow up being told that we can do this or that, but if you don't see anybody that looks like you doing it, you don't believe you can do it. But I had great teachers, and I wanted to be a great teacher.
There's so much material out there that's unnecessarily racist. It takes a shot at what is 'urban' or demonstrates blackness with some sassy, neck-jiving character that's not even relevant to the plot. I see it time and time again, and it doesn't move the story forward. It just kind of cryogenically freezes us in this old racial paradigm.
I'm kind of in a middle space, being marketed as a biracial actor. Roles are written either stereotypically black, or they're written 'normal,' which is just code for white.
Storytelling is based on the word, being an honorable person of integrity is based on your word.
Coming from New York, you're kind of indoctrinated with anti-L.A. sentiment, but California is just a really dope state.
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