Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. Vance started his career on the Broadway stage in the original productions of August Wilson's Fences in 1985, John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation in 1990 and Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy in 2013 for which he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He is known for his roles in films such as Hamburger Hill (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Preacher's Wife (1996), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Isle of Dogs (2018). Vance is also known for work on television on shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, where he portrayed Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. He also guest-starred on Law & Order, Picket Fences, The Closer, Revenge, Scandal, and Masters of Sex. He won acclaim for his portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in the FX limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. He recently appeared in the HBO television film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017), National Geographic's limited series Genius: Aretha (2020), and the HBO drama series Lovecraft Country (2020) the latter of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He has been married to actress Angela Bassett since 1997. Vance is on the Board of Directors for The Actors Center in New York City, and is an active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 2019, Vance was appointed as the President of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Courtney B. Vance, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Birthday
    3/12/1960
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3.8
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5.1
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6.8
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0
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7
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5.5
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0
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6.2
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7
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3
Uncorked
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6.1
Percy & Thunder
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0
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5.8
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6.6
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7
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5
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6.7
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7.1
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6.3
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6.1
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5.9
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6.2
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6.1
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Nonsense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes
0
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6.5
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6.7
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5.5
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6.5
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6.6
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7
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6
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0
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5.2
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5.6
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6.4
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6.9
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5.7
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6.4
Nothing But the Truth
Nothing But the Truth
6.9
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5.9
The Hunt for Red October
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7.4
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5.7
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The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story
0
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6.5
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7.9
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6.8
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10
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7.9
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7.1
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
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0
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
6.5
On Broadway
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8.7
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