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André Holland (born December 28, 1979) is an American actor who has appeared on stage, television and in feature films. He currently stars as Dr. Algernon Edwards on the Cinemax drama The Knick. He portayed politician and activist Andrew Young in the 2014 film Selma and sportswriter Wendell Smith in the 2013 film 42.
He was born on December 28, 1979. He attended Florida State University and New York University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU in 2006. His first stage performance was in Oliver at the Birmingham Summerfest Theatre at the age of eleven.
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. In 2008, he played Eric in the play Wig Out! and Elegba/Marcus in The Brother/Sister Plays the following year. In 2010, he was cast in the Matthew Lopez play The Whipping Man and won the Vivian Robinson/Audelco Award for "Supporting Actor" for The Whipping Man.
|2007||The News||DeShawn Burkett||Television movie|
|2008||Sugar||Brad||Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Cast|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Private Needles|
|2009||Us: A Love Story||Carjack victim||Short film|
|2009||Lost & Found||Gayle Dixon||Television movie|
|2010||The Rockford Files||Angel Martin||Television movie|
|2011||Small, Beautifully Moving Parts||Leon|
|2012||Nobody's Nobody||Jason||Short film|
|2014||Black or White||Reggie|
|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
|2006||Law & Order||David Sachs||Episode: "Public Service Homicide"|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Frank Thomas||Episode: "Wasn't That Enough?"|
|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–present||The Knick||Dr. Algernon Edwards||20 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
- Bird, Alan (2011-06-06). "André Holland - Questions and Answers - Interview". newyorktheatreguide.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- Isherwood, Charles (2006-10-09). "Blue Door - Theater - Review". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- Blankenship, Mark (2008-09-30). "Wig Out!". variety.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- Hetrick, Adam (2009-09-15). "Holland, Simms, Johnson and More Set for The Brother/Sister Plays at the Public". playbill.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- Gans, Andrew (2010-11-22). "Andre Holland and Jay Wilkison Will Join Andre Braugher in MTC's Premiere of Whipping Man". playbill.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- Bacalzo, Dan (2011-11-17). "Andre De Shields, Andre Holland, Sanaa Lathan et al. Win Audelco Awards". theatermania.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- Niles, Jon. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'The Knick' Star André Holland Talks Algernon Edwards & Cornelia Robertson's Relationship, Race Issues & More About New Cinemax Series". www.mstarz.com. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
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