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Courtney B. Vance

1960-03-12 Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. Vance started his career on the Broadway stage in the original productions of August Wilson's Fences in 1985, John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation in 1990 and Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy in 2013 for which he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He is known for his roles in films such as Hamburger Hill (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Preacher's Wife (1996), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Isle of Dogs (2018). Vance is also known for work on television on shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, where he portrayed Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. He also guest-starred on Law & Order, Picket Fences, The Closer, Revenge, Scandal, and Masters of Sex. He won acclaim for his portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in the FX limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. He recently appeared in the HBO television film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017), National Geographic's limited series Genius: Aretha (2020), and the HBO drama series Lovecraft Country (2020) the latter of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He has been married to actress Angela Bassett since 1997. Vance is on the Board of Directors for The Actors Center in New York City, and is an active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 2019, Vance was appointed as the President of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Courtney B. Vance, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Heist 88 Jeremy Horne 2023-10-01
Between the World and Me Self 2020-11-21
Project Power Captain Craine 2020-08-14
Uncorked Louis 2020-03-27
The Photograph Louis Morton 2020-02-14
Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story Self - Narrator 2020-02-06
On Broadway Self (archive footage) 2019-10-12
The Groveland Four Self - Narrator 2018-06-25
Isle of Dogs Narrator (voice) 2018-03-23
Ben Is Back Mr. Beeby 2018-12-05
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Sir Lord Keenan Coefield 2017-04-22
The Mummy Colonel Greenway 2017-06-06
Office Christmas Party Walter Davis 2016-11-25
Terminator Genisys Miles Dyson 2015-06-23
Let It Shine Jacob 2012-06-15
The Divide Delvin 2012-01-13
Joyful Noise Pastor Dale 2012-01-13
Final Destination 5 Agent Jim Block 2011-08-12
Extraordinary Measures Marcus Temple 2010-01-21
Hurricane Season Mr. Randolph 2009-12-08
Nothing But the Truth Agent O'Hara 2008-12-19
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Corey (segment "Fences") 2006-05-02
The Fight Narrator (voice) 2005-01-24
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Other Voices (voice) 2004-09-04
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
D-Tox Reverend Jones 2002-01-04
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story Clarence Brandley 2002-04-21
Partners of the Heart Vivien Thomas (voice) 2002-06-01
Space Cowboys Roger Hines 2000-08-04
The Acting Class Self 2000-04-29
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story 2000-05-31
Love and Action in Chicago Eddie Jones 1999-09-15
Cookie's Fortune Otis Tucker 1999-03-24
Naked City: A Killer Christmas Officer James Halloran 1998-12-13
Ambushed Jerry Robinson 1998-06-20
Blind Faith John Williams 1998-11-23
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Officer James Halloran 1998-10-04
12 Angry Men Foreman 1997-08-17
The Boys Next Door Lucien P. Singer 1996-02-04
The Preacher's Wife Reverend Henry Biggs 1996-12-13
Panther Bobby Seale 1995-05-03
Dangerous Minds Mr. George Grandey 1995-08-11
The Last Supper Luke 1995-09-08
The Affair Travis Holloway 1995-10-14
The Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Glenn 1995-08-25
The Piano Lesson Lymon 1995-02-05
Holy Matrimony Cooper 1994-04-08
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Thomas 1994-02-19
Percy & Thunder Wayne 'Thunder' Carter 1993-09-07
The Adventures of Huck Finn Jim 1993-04-02
Beyond the Law Conroy Price 1993-04-22
In the Line of Duty: Street War Justice Butler 1992-10-25
Nonsense and Lullabyes: Poems (voice) 1992-06-10
Nonsense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes (voice) 1992-02-01
Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers Reader 1991-01-01
The Hunt for Red October Seaman Jones 1990-03-02
Hamburger Hill Spc. Abraham 'Doc' Johnson 1987-08-07
Lilo & Stitch Cobra Bubbles