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HENRY SIMMONS – Mike Lane

Henry Simmons (Mike Lane) Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Henry Simmons career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects.

Henry starred in the CBS legal drama "Shark” created by Oscar winning producer Brian Grazer. Henry quickly garnered attention when he joined the cast of ABC's long running and critically-acclaimed series "NYPD Blue”.

His character, ‘Detective Baldwin Jones', was only supposed to be in a few episodes but executive producer Steven Bochco was so impressed with Henry's acting skills he quickly made him a series regular.

His other television credits include starring roles in the mini-series "Spartacus”, movie Lackawanna Blues and guest-starring roles in the series "Pepper Dennis”, "New York Undercover”, "Swift Justice” and "The Cosby Mysteries”.

Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Henry's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both studio and independent features. Henry will soon be seen in the independent World's Greatest Dad, for director Bobcat Goldthwait, starring opposite Robin Williams.

He starred in the film South of Pico which took home the grand jury prize for Best Picture at the 2007 American Black Film Festival. Henry also won the festivals actor award for his performance in the film, which tells the story of four people whose lives intertwine after witnessing the same car accident.

In 2009 Henry can be seen in Phenom, opposite Vanessa Williams and Chris Brown, about a standout high school basketball player who goes pro after the media discovers he's the illegitimate son of the NBA's best player. His feature film credits include Madea's Family Reunion, Something New, Taxi, Are We There Yet?, The Insurgents and Above the Rim.

Additionally, Henry enjoys performing in front of a live audience and his theater credits include Off Broadway productions of "Boys in the Basement” and "Geranos”, and a Los Angeles-based production of "Sure”. A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Henry currently resides in Los Angeles.

He earned a basketball scholarship and a degree in business from Franklin Pierce College, where he also experimented in theater. After graduating from college he briefly worked at a Fortune 500 company and began studying acting.

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