ONE FOR THE MONEY
DANIEL SUNJATA (Ranger) is best known for his portrayal of firefighter
Rivera' in the critically-acclaimed FX series "Rescue Me" opposite Denis Leary
for seven seasons. In 2006, Sunjata portrayed fashion designer 'James Holt,' in
the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, "The Devil Wears Prada," starring
Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway and in the romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends
Past" alongside Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey.
Sunjata's additional film credits include "Bad Company," which starred Anthony
Hopkins and Chris Rock; the 2004 Woody Allen film "Melinda Melinda" opposite
Will Ferrell; and "Noel," starring Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon. Sunjata
garnered rave reviews for his portrayals of Langston Hughes in the 2004 Rodney
Evans film "Brother to Brother" as well as legendary baseball player Reggie
Jackson in the ESPN TV series, "The Bronx is Burning."
Sunjata's other television credits include notable appearances on "Love
Monkey," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Sex and the City," Showtime's film "The Feast of All
Saints" and starring role alongside Andie MacDowell in "At Risk" and "The Front"
- two movies adapted from the novels of America's #1 best-selling crime-writer
Patricia Cornwell. Sunjata's repertoire is not only limited to film and
television though. He was nominated for a Tony award for his role as 'Darren
Lemming' in "Take Me Out," the 2003 Tony award-winning play by Richard
Greenberg. He has also appeared in "Henry VIII" at the New York Shakespeare
Festival, "Twelfth Night" at the Guthrie Theater and "Cyrano de Bergerac"
opposite Kevin Klein at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Born in Evanston, IL, Sunjata was raised in Chicago and graduated from Mount
Carmel High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University
and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and received his Masters degree in
Fine Arts from New York University.
Sunjata recently wrapped production on the next installment of the Christopher
Nolan "Batman" franchise in "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" opposite Christian
Bale and Anne Hathaway. He will next be seen in the independent drama "Gone"
opposite Amanda Seyfried.
Sunjata currently resides in Los Angeles.
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