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Monday, 30 September 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-CANADIAN " PATRICK J. ADAMS " HAS APPEARED IN ACCLAIMED PRODUCTIONS ON STAGE, FILM AND TELEVISION : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                                        BLACK               SOCIAL                 HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Toronto native Patrick J. Adams has appeared in acclaimed productions on stage, film and television, and recently launched in the USA Network series, "Suits" (2011), in which he stars opposite Gabriel Macht. This new series, from the producers of the hit "Covert Affairs" (2010), debuted strong in June, 2011.

Patrick recently wrapped filming on the new Michael Mann/David Milch series for HBO,"Luck" (2011), in which he stars opposite Dustin HoffmanMichael GambonNick Nolte and Joan Allen. He has guest starred or recurred in landmark series such as "Lost"(2004), "Friday Night Lights" (2006), "Pretty Little Liars" (2010), "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003), "Lie to Me" (2009), "FlashForward" (2009) and many others. Additionally, Patrick starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot, Good Behavior (2008) (TV), executive produced by "Veronica Mars" (2004) creator Rob Thomas, directed by Emmy Award-winning director Charles McDougall; and starred in the pilot, The Dealership (2009) (TV), appearing opposite Tricia Helfer and William Devane.

Patrick's celebrated work in film includes supporting roles in the hit comedy, Old School (2003), directed by Todd Phillips2:13 (2009), directed by Charles Adelman; and 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor Rage (2009/I), directed by internationally-renowned filmmaker Sally Potter, in which Patrick was proud to appear, alongside Judi DenchJude LawDianne Wiest and Steve Buscemi. As well, Patrick starred in the indie films The Waterhole (2009); 2009 Slamdance entry Weather Girl (2009); and, most recently, 6 Month Rule (2011), directed by Blayne Weaver.

A leading light of the Southern California theater community, Patrick has appeared many times at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, starring in new works by established & developing playwrights. Bill Cain's "Equivocation" was developed at Ojai, and Patrick subsequently starred in the celebrated Geffen Playhouse production. It was honored with 2010 Best Production at the LA Ovation Awards. Patrick made his professional stage debut in the landmark, West Coast premiere of Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?", at The Mark Taper Forum, which took home Best Play at the Ovation Awards. He also produced and directed a hit revival of "Marat/Sade", for which he accepted Best Production at the L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards.