Perhaps best known for his riveting portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton on
the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, Emmy Award winner ANDRE
BRAUGHER (Satch DeLeon) crosses over from television to film to theatre with
After completing his final season on Homicideâ€¦, Braugher has worked
continuously in both mediums. Audiences first saw him star in a radically
different role - a serene angel - in the feature film City of Angels,
opposite Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan and Dennis Franz. Following that, he completed a
starring role opposite Alec Baldwin in the independent film Thick As Thieves,
which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.
Braugher then made his directorial debut with one vignette of the Showtime
trilogy Love Songs, which recently aired on the cable network. He then
starred in the TNT production of Passing Glory for director Steve James
(Hoop Dreams) and Braugher garnered some of the best reviews of his career.
Most recently, he joined an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels, Gary Sinise,
Joan Allen and Anna Paquin in director Jim Stern's All The Rage, and has
completed his work on director Bruce Paltrow's Duets, starring Gwyneth
Braugher's notable feature film credits also include the Academy AwardÂ®-winning
Glory; Primal Fear, which marked his first collaboration with Frequency
director Gregory Hoblit; and Spike Lee's acclaimed Get on the Bus.
His work on television continues to be recognized by critics, audiences and
his peers. In addition to his second Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Homicide's
Det. Pembleton, Braugher received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Miniseries for his work in the Peabody Award-winning HBO production The
Tuskegee Airmen. His many other television credits include the title role in
The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson, HBO's Everybody Has to Shoot the
Picture and NBC's Murder in Mississippi. He began his television
career as the late Telly Savalas' sidekick in the telefilms based on the
original Kojak series.
Braugher has appeared on stage with the New York Shakespeare Festival in Much
Ado About Nothing and King John and, most recently, in the title role
of Henry V, which earned him an Obie Award. At Joseph Papp's Public
Theater, Braugher performed in The Way of the World and Shakespeare's Richard
II, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night and Coriolanus. He played Iago
in the Folger Shakespeare Festival production of Othello and performed Macbeth
for the Philadelphia Drama Guild.
Braugher was born and raised in Chicago and earned a B.A. from Stanford
University and an M.F.A. from Julliard.
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