OUT OF SIGHT
VING RHAMES received a Golden Globe Award for his stellar
performance as fight promoter Don King in HBO's Don King: Only
In America. He also starred as an escaped convict turned hijacker
in last summer's action-thriller ConAir. Prior to that,
he starred as a drifter-turned-reluctant-savior in Rosewood,
directed by John Singleton and as a South African drug lord in
Dangerous Ground, opposite Ice Cube and Elizabeth Hurley.
The actor recently starred as one of four men involved in a bungled
museum heist in Bodycount and following Out of Sight
he co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and David Hyde Pierce in Duets.
The actor first gained prominence as the shadowy drug dealer Marcellus
Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's critically lauded Pulp Fiction.
He subsequently starred in Mission Impossible as a no-nonsense
computer whiz and then as the bouncer/confidant to Demi Moore's
character in Striptease.
Born in Harlem, Rhames attended New York High School of the Performing
Arts--the only student from his junior high to be accepted into
the prestigious school. He went on to graduate from the Juilliard
School of Drama in 1983. His classical training led him to perform
many works by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Moliere and Chekhov. He appeared
on Broadway in The Boys of Winter, and off-Broadway in
Map of the World, Short Eyes, Richard III and Ascension
Day. He also starred in Ajax, directed by Peter Sellars
and The Road, directed by Wole Soyinka at Chicago's Goodman
Rhames diverse film credits include Homicide, Dave, The Saint
of Fort Washington, Jacob's Ladder, Drop Squad, Bound by Honor,
The Long Walk Home, Flight of the Intruder, Patty Hearst and
Kiss of Death.
He is currently in pre-production preparing for his title role
in the Sonny Listen Story.
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