Andre Holland

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André Holland
Born December 28, 1979
Bessemer, Alabama
Occupation Actor
Known for Friends with Benefits, 1600 Penn, 42, "The Knick"

André 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.

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 of The 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]


Year Film Role Notes
2011 Friends with Benefits Julian 'Fitz' Fitzgerald TV Series
2013 42 Wendell Smith
2014 Black or White Reggie
2014 The Knick Dr. Algernon Edwards TV Series
Pending - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Film
2014 Selma Andrew Young


  1. ^ a b Bird, Alan (2011-06-06). "André Holland - Questions and Answers - Interview". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b Isherwood, Charles (2006-10-09). "Blue Door - Theater - Review". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  3. ^ Blankenship, Mark (2008-09-30). "Wig Out!". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ Hetrick, Adam (2009-09-15). "Holland, Simms, Johnson and More Set for The Brother/Sister Plays at the Public". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew (2010-11-22). "Andre Holland and Jay Wilkison Will Join Andre Braugher in MTC's Premiere of Whipping Man". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  6. ^ Bacalzo, Dan (2011-11-17). "Andre De Shields, Andre Holland, Sanaa Lathan et al. Win Audelco Awards". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  7. ^ Niles, Jon. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'The Knick' Star André Holland Talks Algernon Edwards & Cornelia Robertson's Relationship, Race Issues & More About New Cinemax Series". Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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