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One of Hollywood's most respected actors Emmy Award-winner ANDRE BRAUGHER (Secretary of Defense) finds he is able to cross over from television to film to theatre with ease.

Perhaps best known for his riveting Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton on the NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Street” (1992-98), Braugher returns to television for a second season in the TNT series "Men of a Certain Age” alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula.

Most recently, Braugher co-starred in Passengers opposite Anne Hathaway; in the Frank Darabont film The Mist, based on the novel by Stephen King; and in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He was also seen starring in the sci-fi miniseries "The Andromeda Strain” alongside Benjamin Bratt and Eric McCormack for A&E.

In 2006, he won a second Emmy® Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Miniseries for his starring role in miniseries "Thief,” which aired on FX in April 2006.

In 2004, Braugher starred in the TNT original four-hour miniseries "Salem's Lot,” based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Prior to that film, he starred in the Showtime Original Film "A Soldier's Girl.”

In 2002, he starred in the critically acclaimed CBS series "Hack” opposite David Morse and in the Showtime Original Film "10,000 Black Men Named George” with Charles Dutton and Mario Van Peebles for director Robert Townsend. Braugher served as Executive Producer on this film and he received an NAACP Award nomination for his role as A. Philip Randolph.

In 2000-2001, Braugher starred in the critically acclaimed ABC drama series "Gideon's Crossing,” which was created by Paul Attanasio also one of the creators of "Homicide: Life on the Street.” Braugher received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Ben Gideon.

In 1999 Braugher made his directorial debut with one vignette of the Showtime trilogy "Love Songs,” in which he also starred, and he starred in the TNT telefilm "Passing Glory” (1999) for director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), garnering critical acclaim for his performance.

In addition to Braugher's success on the small screen, audiences have seen him star in a variety of feature film roles. Most recently he co-starred in Poseidon (2006); in Duets (2000) opposite Gwyneth Paltrow for director Bruce Paltrow; in the independent feature A Better Way to Die (2000); and alongside Dennis Quaid in the critically praised film Frequency (2000). Before that he starred with Alec Baldwin in the independent film Thick As Thieves (1999), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later aired on HBO; he was a part of an ensemble cast, which included Jeff Daniels, Gary Sinise, Joan Allen and Anna Paquin, in director Jim Stern's All The Rage (1999); and starred in City of Angels (1998) with Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, and Dennis Franz.

Braugher's other notable feature film credits include Primal Fear (1996) with Richard Gere, which marked his first collaboration with Frequency director Gregory Hoblit; Spike Lee's Get on the Bus (1996); and Glory (1989), the Oscar®-winning story of America's first unit of black soldiers during the Civil War.

On television, he was also honored with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for his work in the Peabody Award-winning HBO production "The Tuskeegee Airmen.” His other television credits include him reprising his Emmy® Award-winning role of Detective Frank Pembleton in the two-hour NBC Special "Homicide: The Movie” (2000); the title role in "The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson” (1990), HBO's "Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture” (1990) and NBC's "Murder in Mississippi” (1990). He began his television career as the late Telly Savalas' sidekick in television movies based on the original "Kojak” series.

A most versatile performer, Braugher has appeared on stage with the New York Shakespeare Festival in "Measure for Measure” and "Twelfth Night” and most recently, in the title role of "Henry V,” which earned him an Obie Award. At Joseph Papp's Public Theater, Braugher preformed in "The Way of the World,” and Shakespeare's "Richard II” and "Coriolanus.” He played Iago in the Folger Shakespeare Festival production of "Othello” and performed the title role in "Macbeth” for the Philadelphia Drama Guild.

Braugher, who was born and raised in Chicago, earned a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from Juilliard.


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