THE HATE U GIVE
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
craftsmanship has always rung sharp and true. Hornsby recently starred in the
film FENCES, opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and held his own with a
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
"Grimm," Hornsby is no stranger to America's living rooms having starred on
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
Hornsby's film credits include roles in the Jim Sheridan-directed GET RICH OR
TRYIN' and the Sundance Grand Jury Award nominated film LUV from director
Hornsby also has an extensive theatre background and became an aspiring thespian
and winning the role of the Scarecrow in his high school production of THE WIZ.
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
including a stint in August Wilson's FENCES. Hornsby's run the gambit with TV,
even video game voice work on his resume.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Hornsby was in the theatre program at
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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