Sean Patrick Thomas

Birthday: Dec 17, 1970
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
A talented actor who began to win due notice in the late '90s, Sean Patrick Thomas broke through to mainstream audiences with winning turns in such films as Cruel Intentions (1999) and Save the Last Dance (2001). The son of immigrants from Guyana, Thomas was born in Wilmington, DE, in 1970. While attending the University of Virginia, where he studied English and planned to become a lawyer, Thomas decided to pursue a career in acting after auditioning for a student production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Thomas broke into film with small roles in productions that included Courage Under Fire (1996), Conspiracy Theory (1997), and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). In 1996, he further added to his acting credentials by earning an M.A. in drama from New York University. Relative fame and even a blush of notoriety greeted the actor in 1999, with a pivotal role in Cruel Intentions, Roger Kumble's free and loose adaptation of Choderlos De Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Co-starring alongside alpha-teens Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Ryan Phillippe in the torrid tale of lust, betrayal, and negligent parenting on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Thomas earned (literal) exposure as the cello teacher/illicit lover of one of the film's principle characters. Even greater exposure followed for Thomas the subsequent year, when he was cast in a substantial role as Detective Temple Page on the critically acclaimed TV series The District. Riding high, he then won his first starring role on the big screen in Save the Last Dance (2001), an interracial love story set in Chicago's South Side that featured him as a black high school student in love with a white classmate (Julia Stiles). Although the film earned mixed reviews, it found an appreciative audience, and with it, a growing fan base for the young actor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
30% The Curse of La Llorona Detective Cooper 2019
No Score Yet Rent-an-Elf Actor 2018
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut Jimmy $54.1M 2016
No Score Yet Merry Ex-Mas Mitchell 2016
No Score Yet The Murder Pact Det. Dakoulas 2015
No Score Yet Deep in the Darkness Executive Producer Actor 2014
No Score Yet Finding Neighbors Paul 2013
No Score Yet Murder on the 13th Floor Actor 2012
73% The Burrowers Callaghan 2008
86% A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 2008
68% Honeydripper Dexter 'Dex' Moncrieff 2007
52% The Fountain Antonio $10.1M 2006
69% Barbershop 2: Back in Business Jimmy James $65M 2004
82% Barbershop Jimmy James $75.1M 2002
11% Halloween: Resurrection Rudy Grimes $30.3M 2002
52% Save the Last Dance Derek $90.7M 2001
18% Dracula 2000 Trick $32.7M 2000
17% Cruel Intentions 2 Todd Michaels 2000
54% Cruel Intentions Ronald Clifford 1999
No Score Yet Graduation Week Darren 1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait Jack No. 2 1998
56% Conspiracy Theory Actor 1997
48% Picture Perfect Ad Agency Researcher 1997
85% Courage Under Fire Thompson 1996

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Navy Commander Ian Rackham
  • 2019
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Claude Galbert
  • 2018
63% Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
2017-2018
Rick Thomas
  • 2017
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Navy Lieutenant Commander Mark Jacoby
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Vixen
2015-2016
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
90% Bones
2005-2017
Dr. John Cruz
  • 2015
76% American Horror Story
2013
Terry
  • 2012
  • 2011
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Karl Dupree Dupree
  • 2009
75% Reaper
2007-2009
Alan
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Temple Paige
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001

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