Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Highest Rated: 97% Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)

Lowest Rated: 95% The Apollo (2019)

Birthday: Sep 30, 1975

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Ta-Nehisi Coates was destined to be an activist. Born in 1975, he grew up with his mother, a teacher, as the breadwinner of the family. His father, a former Black Panther, took on the duties of child rearing while running Black Classic Press, which published books regarding African-American studies. The name Ta-Nehisi is the ancient Egyptian word for Nubia. After graduating from high school, Coates enrolled in historically-black Howard University, in Washington, DC, but didn't graduate, instead opting to pursue a career in journalism. As such, he worked for the Village Voice, The Washington City Post, and Time, in addition to contributing to the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post, among others. In 2008, Coates published his first memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. The book told the story of Coates's upbringing in Baltimore during the crack epidemic. In 2013, Coates was awarded the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism for his piece "Fear of a Black President," which appeared in The Atlantic, where he was Senior Editor. In 2014, his piece "The Case for Reparations" for the same publication won the George Polk Award for Commentary. His second book, Between the World and Me was released in July 2015 and went to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. The book, structured as a letter to Coates's teenage son about growing up black in America, was called an instant classic; novelist Toni Morrison declared it "required reading."

Highest rated movies

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 87% The Apollo Self - 2019
97% 59% Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Unknown (Character) $42.0K 2017

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015-2017 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2017 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2017 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monologue Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Global Edition Guest 2019
No Score Yet 15% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2015-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah's Book Club Guest 2019
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moyers & Company Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013-2014