Jensen Atwood

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Jensen Atwood
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Jensen Atwood, July 2007.
Born Jensen Atwood
(1976-08-25) August 25, 1976 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1999–present

Jensen Atwood (born August 25, 1976) is an American actor from South Central, Los Angeles. Atwood is known for portraying Johnny Taylor, the love interest to Halle Berry in "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God", while working alongside Ruby Dee. He is most known for his role in Noah's Arc as Wade Robinson.[1] Noah's Arc is the first TV series featuring black gay men as main characters. In interviews, Atwood says that playing Wade was his most challenging role.

Early life[edit]

Atwood was born and raised in South Central, Los Angeles where he currently resides. He has two younger sisters and two older brothers. Raised by his mother with older brother Jason "String" Atwood until his mid teens, he and his older brother moved in with their Father Gilbert Atwood. He studied acting at California State University, Long Beach, Playhouse West in Los Angeles,[1] and currently studies with Eric Morris.

Career[edit]

Atwood appeared in many music videos and stage productions. He also sang backup for Tyrese. As a model, Atwood was featured on the cover of Krave Magazine, Bleu Magazine, and Ballroom Rockstar Magazine. Added to his credits is a layout in Flaunt Magazine.[citation needed] He has also modeled for national brands, including Coors Light, KFC, K-Swiss, and AT&T.[citation needed]

Jensen Atwood has spoken out against homophobia within the African-American community, explaining the importance of versatility as well as equality. On July 27, 2014 Mr. Atwood began shooting his lead role in the feature film Before I Do,'[2]' directed by Kimberly D. Conner.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Extra
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God Johnny Taylor Movie
2005–2006 Noah's Arc Wade Robinson TV series
2007 Dante's Cove Griffen TV series
2008 Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom Wade Robinson Movie
2011 The Truth Carter
2015 Before 'I Do' Caleb Abrams Movie
TBA Quiet As Kept Charles Movie

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Role
2001 "Superwoman Pt. II" Love interest of Lil' Mo
2003 "I Wish I Wasn't" Extra
2004 "Soldier" Extra
2010 "Hands Tied" Extra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jawn Murray (2006-08-14). "Inside the Buzz". BlackVoices.com. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3967922/.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help);

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