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RUSSELL HORNSBY (Maverick Carter) has amassed a catalog of film, television and stage credits that any actor would envy. From comedies and science fiction to dramas and stage plays, his craftsmanship has always rung sharp and true. Hornsby recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film FENCES, opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and held his own with a powerhouse presentation of his character, Lyons, which Hornsby played in the Broadway revival of FENCES in 2010, also with Washington & Davis. Hornsby also recently starred opposite Regina King in the critically acclaimed Netflix mini-series "Seven Seconds," from Veena Sud ("The Killing"). Up next, Hornsby can be seen in an arc on the upcoming season of Showtime's "The Affair," his new Fox series "Proven Innocent," from show runner Danny Strong ("Empire"), and a pivotal role in the highly anticipated film CREED 2.

Best known for fighting to keep humanity safe from things that go bump in the night in his role as hard-nosed detective Hank Griffin on NBC's smash hit supernatural police procedural "Grimm," Hornsby is no stranger to America's living rooms having starred on numerous television projects including the critically-acclaimed ABC Family drama series "Lincoln Heights" as police officer Eddie Sutton. He's also known for his role as 'Luke' on HBO's "In Treatment," opposite Gabriel Byrne.

Hornsby's film credits include roles in the Jim Sheridan-directed GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' and the Sundance Grand Jury Award nominated film LUV from director Sheldon Candis. Hornsby also has an extensive theatre background and became an aspiring thespian after auditioning and winning the role of the Scarecrow in his high school production of THE WIZ. Hornsby has taken the more traditional - and currently less traveled - route to his success cutting his teeth on stage. While the phrase "paying his dues" is about as cliche as it gets when referring to an actor's journey, Russell is its embodiment as he progressed from backroom performances to the bright lights of New York's famed theater district, Broadway, where he's appeared in numerous productions including a stint in August Wilson's FENCES. Hornsby's run the gambit with TV, film and even video game voice work on his resume.

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Hornsby was in the theatre program at Boston University and studied for a summer at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts program at Oxford University. Hornsby currently resides with his family in Los Angeles.


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