November 3, 1977|
Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, US
Sean Ringgold, (born November 3, 1977) is an American actor and former bodyguard, widely known for his role as Shaun Evans on the ABC daytime drama, One Life to Live. During his career he played the infamous Suge Knight in the Notorious B.I.G. biopic"Notorious”. He also had a cameo in American Gangster and the Smurfs movie. Previously, he has had parts in multiple hit television series such as CW television drama Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty. Ringgold also had featured roles in Orange is the New Black, and Billions,. Most recently, Ringgold was featured in multiple episodes in the highest rated Netflix series, Luke Cage, as the gangster, Sugar. by Marvel.
Sean Ringgold was raised in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. For many years he was known as a New York State Arm Wrestling Champion. His fans may remember him as the, “Rockaway Flash.” When he wasn't working in the arm wrestling sector, Ringgold worked as a Protection Specialist for BET's 106 and Park. In 2009 after working with many A List celebrities, Ringgold decided to retire from the Body Guard industry and start his acting career. After being casted for the role of Shaun Evans, Ringgold got his break into acting on ABC's One Life To Live. Since then, he has had acting roles in numerous hit TV shows and Series including Netflix’s Luke Cage, Billions, Orange is the New Black, Shades Of Blue, Gotham, Gossip Girl and multiple episodes of Law and Order. Ringgold has also been featured in commercials for Budweiser, Burger King, Dr. Scholl’s, Dunkin Donuts, Delta Airlines, Kia, Fiat 500 by Gucci, Pfizer Nexium, Nike, Time Warner Cable and Spike TV.
Sitting on the Board of Directors, Ringgold works with the nonprofit organization Heartshare St. Vincent’s, which provides training, employment, case management, individual and family support, as well as health care services, for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disorders. Ringgold has also lent his time and voice to support and speak on behalf of several other causes, including The Men’s Health Summit for The Whittier Street Health Center, Get Reel with Your Dreams, The Island of Grenada, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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