Holland in 2019
|Born||December 28, 1979|
Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
|Education|| Florida State University (BFA)|
New York University (MFA)
André Holland (born December 28, 1979) is an American actor. He received several accolades and widespread notice in 2016 for his performance as Kevin in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight .
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar".
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
Throughout his career, Holland has acted in several film, television, and theatre productions. On television, he has starred as Dr. Algernon Edwards in the Cinemax series The Knick (2014–2015) and as Matt Miller in the FX series American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016). He portrayed politician and activist Andrew Young in the 2014 film Selma and sportswriter Wendell Smith in the 2013 film 42 . On stage, he has starred in August Wilson's play Jitney on Broadway in 2017.
Cinemax is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by WarnerMedia Entertainment which in turn is a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Cinemax primarily broadcasts theatrically released feature films, along with original series, documentaries and special behind-the-scenes features.
The Knick is an American television drama series on Cinemax created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The series follows Dr. John W. Thackery and the staff at a fictionalized version of the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York during the early twentieth century. Amiel and Begler write the majority of the episodes and are executive producers. Owen, Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, and Michael Sugar are also executive producers. Steven Katz is the supervising producer and also writer, Michael Polaire is the producer and David Kirchner is the associate producer.
FX is an American pay television channel owned by the Walt Disney Television unit of The Walt Disney Company through FX Networks, LLC. It is based in Los Angeles, California. Originally launched on June 1, 1994, the network's original programming aspires to the standards of premium cable channels such as HBO, Showtime, and Starz in regard to mature themes and content, high-quality writing, directing and acting, and sister channels such as FXX and FXM. FX also carries reruns of theatrical films and terrestrial-network sitcoms, and advertising-free content is available through the FX+ premium subscription service.
Holland was born and raised in Bessemer, Alabama. He graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School.His first stage performance was in a production of Oliver! at the Birmingham Summerfest Theatre, at the age of eleven.
Bessemer is a city southwest of Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. The population was 27,456 at the 2010 Census. It is within the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, of which Jefferson County is the center. It developed rapidly as an industrial city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
John Carroll Catholic High School is a co-educational private school in Birmingham, Alabama, United States and is one of six Catholic high schools serving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.
Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
He attended Florida State University and studied abroad at the FSU London study centre during his time there. He also received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 2006.
Florida State University is a public space-grant and sea-grant research university in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.
A Master of Fine Arts is a creative degree in fine arts, including visual arts, creative writing, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, dance, theatre, other performing arts and in some cases, theatre management or arts administration. It is a graduate degree that typically requires two to three years of postgraduate study after a bachelor's degree, though the term of study varies by country or university. The MFA is a terminal degree. Coursework is primarily of an applied or performing nature with the program often culminating in a major work or performance. The first university to admit a student to the degree of Master of Fine Arts was the University of Iowa in 1940.
New York University (NYU) is a private research university originally founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in Greenwich Village, New York City. As a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.
Holland's first on-screen performance was in an episode of Law & Order in 2006. Around this time, Holland began to perform more regularly on stage as well. In 2006, he portrayed three characters in the play Blue Door. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times gave his performance a positive review.
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf, launching the Law & Order franchise. Airing its entire run on NBC, Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990 and completed its twentieth and final season on May 24, 2010.
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In 2008, he played Eric in the play Wig Out! and took his first film role in the sports drama Sugar.The following year, he portrayed Elegba and Marcus in The Brother/Sister Plays . In 2010, he was cast in the Matthew Lopez play The Whipping Man, for which he won the Vivian Robinson/Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, also known as Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition.
The Brother/Sister Plays is a trilogy of plays written by American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.
In 2011, he starred as Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald in several episodes of the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits . In 2013, he portrayed Wendell Smith in the film 42 . In 2014, he portrayed Andrew Young in Ava DuVernay's historical drama film Selma .For his performance, he was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
From 2014 to 2015, he starred in a supporting role opposite Clive Owen in the Cinemax original drama series The Knick .
In 2016, he achieved widespread notice for his performance as Kevin in Barry Jenkins' drama film Moonlight, for which he received critical acclaim and numerous accolades.The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, at the 89th annual ceremony.
Holland's performance was singled out by some film critics, including those at Rolling Stone and GQ , who dubbed him a "standout" in the film.As a member of the film's ensemble cast, he received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards. He also received nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Florida Film Critics Circle and Outstanding Supporting Actor at the Black Reel Awards.
Following the success of Moonlight, in 2017, Holland portrayed Youngblood in August Wilson's play Jitney on Broadway.He next appeared in DuVernay's fantasy adventure film A Wrinkle in Time , released in March 2018. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Later that year, he portrayed Henry Matthew Deaver in several episodes of the Hulu series Castle Rock; his turn on the series has earned positive reviews from critics, including Amy Woolsey of Vulture , who praised his performance as "textured".
Since July 2018, he has starred in a production of Othello at Shakespeare's Globe, costarring with Mark Rylance.In 2018, he also made his Off Off Broadway directing debut with a production of Greg Keller's Dutch Masters.
|2008||Sugar||Brad Johnson||Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Private Needles|
|2009||Bride Wars||DJ Jazzles|
|2009||Us: A Love Story||Carjack Victim||Short film|
|2011||Small, Beautifully Moving Parts||Leon|
|2012||Nobody's Nobody's||Jason||Short film|
|2014||Black or White||Reggie Davis|
|2014||Selma||Andrew Young||Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast |
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
|2016||Moonlight||Kevin Jones||Boston Online Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble|
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Runner-up – Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
|2018||A Wrinkle in Time||Principal James Jenkins|
|2019||High Flying Bird||Ray Burke|
|2006||Law & Order||David Sachs||Episode: "Public Service Homicide"|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Frank Thomas||Episode: "Wasn't That Enough?"|
|2007||The News||DeShawn Burkett||Television film|
|2009||Lost & Found||Gayle Dixon||Television film|
|2010||The Rockford Files||Angel Martin||Television film|
|2010||Damages||Bank Manager||Episode: "You Haven't Replaced Me"|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald||13 episodes|
|2011||Burn Notice||Dion Carver||Episode: "Breaking Point"|
|2012–2013||1600 Penn||Marshall Malloy||13 episodes|
|2014–2015||The Knick||Dr. Algernon Edwards||20 episodes|
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2016||American Horror Story: Roanoke||Matt Miller||9 episodes|
|2018||Castle Rock||Henry Deaver||10 episodes|
|2020||The Eddy||Elliot Udo||8 episodes|
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Alfred Thomas "Freddie" Highmore is an English actor. He made his debut in the comedy film Women Talking Dirty (1999). He is known for his starring roles in the films Finding Neverland (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), August Rush (2008), and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008). He won two consecutive Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Young Performer.
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