Nate Parker

Nate Parker

Highest Rated: 87% Arbitrage (2012)

Lowest Rated: 32% Every Secret Thing (2014)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1979

Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Versatile and committed to his craft, Nate Parker quickly made his mark in Hollywood by taking on intense and strong-willed parts in historical dramas. Parker landed his breakout role as one of the first African-American college debaters in 2007's "The Great Debaters," directed by and co-starring his idol Denzel Washington. Taking a page out of Washington's career playbook, Parker went after complex and humanistic roles that showcased his acting range rather than simple stereotypes. Even while playing a romantic leading man in the feature adaptation of "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008), Parker infused the role with emotional depth and authenticity. In 2012, Parker delivered three riveting performances in three very different films: the WWII epic "Red Tails," Spike Lee's urban drama "Red Hook Summer," and the financial thriller "Arbitrage." Whether he was playing a fighter pilot facing segregation, a converted street thug, or a young man embroiled in a high stakes game of deceit, Parker threw himself into each role while establishing a respectable and promising acting career. His debut as a writer and director, "The Birth of a Nation" (2016), was poised to be Parker's pop culture breakthrough, but strong early buzz for the film was largely derailed by controversy when it was revealed that Parker and the film's co-writer, Jean McGianni Celestin, were both charged with the rape of a fellow student while attending Pennsylvania State University in 1999 (Parker was acquitted; Celestin's sexual assault conviction was overturned); Parker was also accused of harassing his accuser, who committed suicide in 2012, after she filed charges.

Highest rated movies

Arbitrage
Beyond the Lights The Great Debaters
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
The Birth of a Nation
Felon
Non-Stop
The Secret Life of Bees

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
35% 95% American Skin Lincoln 'Linc' Jefferson (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$100.0K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penumbra Jeff Carpenter (Character) - 2016
73% 71% The Birth of a Nation Nat Turner (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$15.8M 2016
No Score Yet 24% Eden Slim (Character),
Producer
- 2014
32% 32% Every Secret Thing Unknown (Character) $97.0K 2014
83% 75% Beyond the Lights Kaz Nicol (Character) $14.6M 2014
45% 43% About Alex Ben (Character) - 2014
62% 63% Non-Stop Zack (Character) $91.7M 2014
36% 67% Ghost Team One Producer $7.3K 2013
77% 61% Ain't Them Bodies Saints Sweetie (Character) $387.6K 2013
87% 62% Arbitrage Jimmy Grant (Character) $7.9M 2012
58% 34% Red Hook Summer Box (Character) $334.7K 2012
40% 58% Red Tails Marty "Easy" Julian (Character) $49.9M 2012
52% 61% Blood Done Sign My Name Ben Chavis (Character) $82.7K 2010
No Score Yet 30% Tunnel Rats Pvt. Jim Lidford (Character) - 2008
59% 78% The Secret Life of Bees Neil (Character) $37.8M 2008
63% 82% Felon Officer Collins (Character) - 2008
80% 86% The Great Debaters Henry Lowe (Character) $30.2M 2007
47% 72% Pride Hakim (Character) $7.0M 2007
No Score Yet 11% Rome & Jewel Rome (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 27% Cruel World Techno (Character) $16.3K 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet D.L. Hughley: Uncut Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2012 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012 2014
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004