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DANIEL SUNJATA (Ranger) is best known for his portrayal of firefighter 'Franco 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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