July 1, 1962 (60)
Andre Braugher is an American actor. With a career spanning over three decades, Braugher has been successful in film, television, and theater. Braugher’s breakout role was in the popular NBC police drama series, “Homicide: Life on the Street,” where he played the character of Detective Frank Pembleton. His remarkable performance in the show earned him multiple Emmy nominations and critical acclaim. He also played the role of Owen Thoreau Jr. in the medical drama series “Gideon’s Crossing,” which earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
One of the milestones in Braugher’s career was his portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt in the comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The series also starred Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, and Chelsea Peretti, and won fifteen awards out of a total of eighty-one nominations as of 2021.
Braugher starred alongside Denzel Washington in the 1995 crime thriller “Devil in a Blue Dress,” and he also acted alongside Nicolas Cage in the 2000 drama film “The Family Man.” He also starred with Laurence Fishburne in the 1995 crime drama “Just Cause,” and worked alongside Harrison Ford in the 1997 political thriller “Air Force One.” In 2012, Braugher appeared in the sci-fi action film “The Gambler,” which starred Mark Wahlberg. He also worked with Viola Davis in the legal drama series “How to Get Away with Murder.”