André Holland

André Holland

Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)

Lowest Rated: 38% Black or White (2014)

Birthday: Dec 28, 1979

Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, USA

Actor André Holland displayed a wide range of talent, from charismatic leaders to sensitive, disappointed young men, in such diverse productions as "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15), "Selma" (2014) and "Moonlight" (2016). Born December 28, 1979 in Bessemer, Alabama, he was the son of a salesman and a steel plant employee, and would have gone into law had he not taken a role in a Birmingham production of "Oliver!" at the age of 11. Holland studied drama at John Carroll High School and later, at Florida State University and New York University, from which he received a master's degree in fine arts in 2006. That same year, he began working on television and stage, scoring critical praise for playing three characters in the play "Blue Door" and making his television debut in an episode of "Law and Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). Featured turns in Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna" (2008) and other features soon followed, as did "The Brother/Sister Plays" (2009), a trilogy of dramas that began Holland's working relationship with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Acclaim for his stage work led to more substantive roles on television, including that of White House Press Secretary Marshall Malloy, who was carrying on an affair with the President's daughter (Martha MacIsaac), in the short-lived sitcom "1600 Penn" (NBC, 2012-13), and Dr. Algernon C. Edwards, a 19th-century surgeon who endured racial prejudice, on "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15). The exposure afforded from these roles led to major supporting turns in features like "42" (2013), as African-American sportswriter Wendell Smith, and "Selma" (2014), for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for playing civil rights activist Andrew Young. In 2016, he appeared in "Moonlight" (2016), director Barry Jenkins' film version of McCraney's autobiographical play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue." The drama, which cast Holland as the adult Kevin, first love to the film's troubled protagonist, Chiron/Little, earned exceptional reviews from critics and award shows alike. Holland compounded the success with a supporting role in "American Horror Story: Roanoke" (FX, 2016) and by joining the cast of Ava DuVernay's highly anticipated film adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle at Big Rock Unknown (Character) - 2019
91% 50% High Flying Bird Ray Burke (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
42% 26% A Wrinkle in Time Principal Jenkins (Character) $100.5M 2018
98% 79% Moonlight Kevin (Character) $27.9M 2016
99% 86% Selma Andrew Young (Character) $52.1M 2014
38% 65% Black or White Reggie Davis (Character) $21.6M 2014
81% 85% 42 Wendell Smith (Character) $95.1M 2013
50% 50% Small, Beautifully Moving Parts Leon (Character) $6.7K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Us: A Love Story Unknown (Character) - 2009
92% 80% Sugar Brad (Character) $1.1M 2008

TV

Credit
67% 81% The Eddy Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
88% 80% Castle Rock Henry Deaver (Character) 2018
76% 71% American Horror Story: Murder House Matt Miller (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
92% 97% The Knick Dr. Algernon Edwards (Character) 2014-2015
41% 27% 1600 Penn Marshall (Character) 2012-2013
88% 95% Burn Notice Dion Carver (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 40% Friends With Benefits Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE CINEMAX - The Knick Dr. Algernon Edwards (Character)

QUOTES FROM André Holland CHARACTERS

Wendell Smith says: [typing his news story] Robinson rounds third, headed for home sweet home.

Wendell Smith says: Robinson rounds third, headed for home sweet home.