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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " ANDRE HOLLAND " WAS AN ACTOR WHO HAS APPEARED ON STAGE, TELEVISION AND IN FEATURE FILMS : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

BLACK   SOCIAL  HISTORY                                                                                                                     Andre Holland


André Holland
BornDecember 28, 1979
Bessemer, Alabama
OccupationActor
Known forFriends with Benefits1600 Penn42The Knick
AndrĂ© Holland (born December 28, 1979) is an American actor who has appeared on stage, television and in feature films. He was featured in NBC's 2012 comedy 1600 Penn as White House Press Secretary Marshall Malloy and portrayed sportswriter Wendell Smith in the 2013 film 42.

  

Biography

He was born on December 28, 1979. He attended Florida State University and New York University[1] and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU in 2006.[2] His first stage performance was in Oliver at the Birmingham Summerfest Theatre at the age of eleven.[1]
Since then, Holland has performed in several theatre productions. In 2006, he portrayed three characters (Simon, Rex and Jesse) in the play Blue Door and Charles Isherwood ofThe New York Times gave him a positive review for his performance.[2] In 2008, he played Eric in the play Wig Out![3] and Elegba/Marcus in The Brother/Sister Plays the following year.[4] In 2010, he was cast in the Doug Hughes play The Whipping Man[5] and won the Vivian Robinson/Audelco Award for "Supporting Actor" for The Whipping Man.[6]
In 2011, he starred as Julian 'Fitz' Fitzgerald on the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits. Holland also appears with Clive Owen in the Cinemax original TV drama The Knick.[7]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007The NewsDeShawn BurkettTelevision movie
2008SugarBradNominated—Gotham Award for Best Cast
2008Miracle at St. AnnaPrivate Needles
2008Last CallPete
2009Us: A Love StoryCarjack victimShort film
2009Lost & FoundGayle DixonTelevision movie
2010The Rockford FilesAngel MartinTelevision movie
2011Small, Beautifully Moving PartsLeon
2012Nobody's NobodyJasonShort film
201342Wendell Smith
2014Black or WhiteReggie
2014SelmaAndrew YoungNominated—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

Television


YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Law & OrderDavid SachsEpisode: "Public Service Homicide"
2007The Black DonnellysFrank ThomasEpisode: "Wasn't That Enough?"
2010DamagesBank ManagerEpisode: "You Haven't Replaced Me"
2011Friends with BenefitsJulian 'Fitz' Fitzgerald13 episodes
2011Burn NoticeDion CarverEpisode: "Breaking Point"
2012–20131600 PennMarshall Malloy13 episodes
2014–presentThe KnickDr. Algernon Edwards10 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film