Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Movie Trivia News Showtimes
      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 poster Ex Libris: The New York Public Library



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard Unknown (Character),
      - 2021
      95% 88% The Apollo Self - 2019
      97% 61% Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Unknown (Character) $42.0K 2017


      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2017 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show 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 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
      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