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ROB BROWN recently finished filming the independent film, The Orphan King, starring opposite Alexis Bledel and Chris Evans.
Born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, Brown took a chance and went on an open casting call for extras on the Gus Van Sant film Finding Forrester. He landed the lead role of â€˜Jamal Wallace' in the film that had him starring opposite Sean Connery. The film also had him co-starring with the Oscar winning actress Anna Paquin and F. Murray Abraham. His performance earned him the 2000 Las Vegas Critics Award for Best Male Newcomer and also won the Golden Satellite Awards for Outstanding New Talent.
Brown went on to star alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Ashanti in Coach Carter, the story of a controversial high school basketball coach (Jackson) who benched his undefeated team due to poor grades. Brown plays a member of the team involved with a schoolmate (Ashanti.)
He is currently attending college in New England.
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