THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
NATE PARKER is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought after young actors.
Having moved to Los Angeles just two years ago, Parker has already starred in a Golden Globe
nominated film and was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the NAACP Image
Awards for his role in The Weinstein Company's THE GREAT DEBATERS. He starred with
Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker in this feature based on the
true story of the first all black debate team to beat the champion Harvard debate team in 1935.
The film was directed by Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey's HARPO
Parker recently wrapped production on his next feature, BLOOD DONE SIGN MY
NAME in North Carolina. He stars in the film based on a true story of the civil unrest that
surrounded the alleged murder of a black Vietnam vet by a white business man in 1970.
Parker has two other independent films completed and soon to be released. First as the
star of TUNNEL RATS, a feature that looks at the Vietnam War and focuses on a special US
combat unit that hunted Viet Cong in the endless tunnels under the jungles of Vietnam and
second in FELON in which he stars alongside Val Kilmer as an officer in the penal system who is
led by his strong morality instead of the corrupt system that surrounds him. FELON had a limited
opening July 18, 2008 in the United States.
Among Nate's other feature film credits are PRIDE with Academy Award nominee
Terrence Howard, DIRTY CRUEL WORLD, and the title role of Rome in the independent
feature ROME AND JEWEL. His television appearances include the Turkish television hit
Valley Of The Wolves, opposite Sharon Stone, Cold Case and The Unit.
Nate also writes screenplays, television pilots and continues to be an avid athlete. In his
free time he donates his time as a wresting coach and mentor for a local high school in Los
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